Assistant Professor Ritchie Deel specializes in cybersecurity and networking courses. He has been with MECC since 2017—first as Network Administrator and now in his current faculty role. Mr. Deel holds a Master of Science in cybersecurity and information assurance, an Associate of Applied Science in computer networking technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in history. He currently holds SANS GIAC Python Coder (GPYC), CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching, CCNA Cyber Ops, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certifications. In addition, Mr. Deel is a current candidate for the ICS2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential. Mr. Deel is an EC-Council Certified Instructor for CEH and CHFI courses, and he also serves as a mentor for MECC students competing in Capture the Flag (CTF) events and other cybersecurity competitions.
Associate Professor Terri Lane specializes in software development and programming courses. She has held a faculty position at MECC since 1992. Mrs. Lane holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems, as well as an Associate of Applied Science in management. She currently holds EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) certifications. Mrs. Lane is an EC-Council Certified Instructor for CEH courses and serves as a mentor for MECC students competing in Capture the Flag (CTF) events and other cybersecurity competitions.