Jermaine Alston is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. Mr. Alston comes to the university with over 10 years of teaching experience at the community college and university settings, and over 8 years of experience in system administration and software engineering in both the education and manufacturing sectors. He received both a BSBE and M.S. from East Carolina University. In his spare time, he enjoys staying abreast the latest technology trends and has obtained several industry-recognized certifications in the process, such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA PenTest+, CompTIA CYSA+, and CompTIA CASP+ certifications.