Michael Nizich is the director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and an adjunct assistant professor of computer science at New York Institute of Technology. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in information technology in a variety of industries, including aviation, education, law enforcement, biotechnology, and cybersecurity. Nizich has held IT leadership positions in both private and publicly held companies.

With more than 10 years of college-level teaching experience, Nizich holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Long Island University, a master’s degree in Technology Systems Management from Stony Brook University, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Dowling College.

Through ETIC programs, Nizich regularly connects both domestic and international students with internships and full-time positions in cybersecurity. He also directs New York Tech’s Center of Academic Excellence for Cybersecurity Education, designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency, and serves as a member of the CTEA committee for cybersecurity for Suffolk County Community College.


  • "Towards a New Model of Information Validation: Modeling the Information Validation Process of Police Investigators," Doctoral Dissertation, September 2015
  • "Can the Future of Digital Storage Be Found in DNA?" CIO Review, January, 2015
  • "Determining the Usage Patterns of an Electronic Records Management System by a Police Agency," 40th Annual Conference Northeast Business & Economics Association, 2012
  • "Improving the Search Performance of a Police Records Management System," The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society. Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.211-220. 2010

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • CSCI 260 Data Structures
  • CSCI 760 Database Systems

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