BS, Ithaca College; MS, Rochester Institute of Technology. Her interests include routing and switching, network design, security and management, internetworking and the inclusion and advancement of women in STEM.
Professor Sharon Mason is an Associate Professor in the Department of Networking, Security and Systems Administration at RIT where she has served on the faculty since 1997. She is the PI for the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) and a 2007 funded NSF Scholarship for Service Capacity Building Grant titled, “Faculty, Curriculum and Lab Exercise Capacity Building Partnership.”
Professor Mason has been responsible for developing much of the security curriculum as part of the Information Security and Forensics degree program. She co-chaired the committee to design and develop the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Security and Forensics and has participated in numerous security working groups, conferences and training programs.
In her role with WIC, Sharon has cultivated programs for the support and retention of women students, faculty and staff in the computing college and outreach to K-12 women in the community. She serves on the Executive Committee for the National Center for Women in IT.