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.
Instructor Fred Coeburn specializes in networking and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He has held a faculty position at MECC since 1993. Mr. Coeburn oversees MECC’s accredited Cisco Networking Academy and holds CompTIA Network+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications. In addition to his contributions to MECC’s networking program, Mr. Coeburn also supervises instruction and curriculum development for the college’s UAS degree program—the first UAS degree program within the Virginia Community College System. He holds the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.