David Dungan Named Executive Director of Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University has hired David Dungan as its new executive director of the Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense. Dungan comes to AU with more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement and most recently served as a public and private sector liaison at the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to help develop and implement a unique curriculum that will place AU graduates of the Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense in a position to be the most qualified, experienced, and sought after new professionals in the securities and cyber security industry,” said Dungan. 

Dungan also spent seven years as a captain in the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division where his responsibilities included budgeting, quartermaster depot management, material acquisition, grant writing and administration, technology improvement, and continuity of operations planning.

“Dave has a demonstrated commitment to public service, a wealth of government experience, and excellent connections to the security professionals in Central Indiana–all of which will help the CSSCD engage with organizations in the surrounding community,” said Michael Frank, director of the Center for Public Service. “Our goal is to help protect those organizations by providing a range of security services, initially ranging from monitoring network traffic for intrusions, security audits, and information about current security threats and how to address them.”

Prior to his role as captain, Dungan spent 15 years as a field officer and five months as a corporal. He was a three-time District Officer of the Year and in 2008, he earned the James D. Pitzer Statewide Indiana and the Midwest Council Conservation Officer of the Year awards.

“With more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement, I have the forward looking insight to predict many of the security challenges of the future, and position our graduates to be ready for those challenges, many of which are just now emerging on the scene,” said Dungan.

The CSSCD is a manifestation of our cybersecurity, national security, and computer science programs. The center is aimed to develop a pipeline of graduates with excellent technical skills, strong Christian ethics, and a desire to serve on the front lines in defending the nation, our communities, and institutions from threats, foreign and domestic, in both the physical and cyber realms.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.