Dr. Michael Verdicchio is an associate professor of computer science in the department of cyber and computer sciences at The Citadel, which he joined in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science and a BSE in computer systems engineering from Arizona State University. Verdicchio teaches computer science students at all levels, and his current research interests include computer science education and software engineering. He serves as the chair of the graduate curriculum committee and as the assessment lead for computer science. Verdicchio is a professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a program evaluator for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.