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Cyber Security Awareness Month Panel Discussion

Cyber Security Awareness Month Panel Discussion

@ McNeer Hall 108

October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The issue of cyber security from virtual bullying, sexting, harassment, and other forms of online misbehavior has been a concern of individuals, families, secondary and postsecondary schools, and communities.  With easy access to various digital devices, youths, adolescents, young and older adults often find themselves as targets of rude and disrespectful texts, harassing social media posts, and hurtful and embarrassing video clips. These and other forms of intimidation continue to be viewed as threatening, damaging, and impossible to control in the minds of victims—especially those who are not able to trace the digital perpetrator.  Online users’ attempts to torment individuals become more energized by these acts as they hide behind the computer screen without concern for facing their targets.  Because online insults, threats, harassment, and other threatening and degrading behaviors can have a long-lasting physical and mental health impact on individuals, the responsible use of technology are topics that will remain in the foreground of the discussions on cyber safety and citizenship.


Dr. Evanda Watts-Martinez
Director of Counseling Services
Dr. Evanda Watts-Martinez has nearly 30 years of administrative and instructional experiences on the secondary education, university, and two-year college levels. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (Religion & Philosophy, 1991) at Virginia Union University, a Master of Arts (Counseling-Student Affairs & College Student Development, 1993) at Hampton University, and a Master of Theological Studies (Systematic Theology, 1996) at The Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. After completing these degrees, she earned 21 hours of additional graduate credits in the Exceptional Education program in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies at Old Dominion University. In May 2016, Dr. Martinez completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at William & Mary. Her professional experiences in higher education began at Hampton University and continued at Wesley Theological Seminary.  In December 1999, she Martinez joined the campus of Richard Bland College where she now serves as the Director of Counseling Services and Assistant Professor of Education.
Thomas J. Travis
Director of Campus Safety & Chief of Police
Thomas Travis has nearly 24 years of experience in Law enforcement. During that time, he has worked with several College Police Departments as well as small municipality Police Departments. Over his career he has worked many facets of the job to include Patrol, Investigations, Deputy Chief of Police, and currently holds the position of Director of Campus Safety & Chief of Police with the Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Chief Travis holds a Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice Degree as well as a Master of Science Criminal Justice: Public Administration from Liberty University.

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