DUSTIN ORMOND

Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Creighton University

RESEARCH

Scientific discovery is a process of trial and error with both success and failure being instrumental in personal development.
INFORMATION SECURITY
My research has primarily focused on behavioral information security, specifically internet deception, neutralization of security policy, information security training, and affective influence on information security behavior.
DATABASES
Given that the quantity of data stored is increasing due to decreased cost, analyzing these large quantities of data can prove daunting. I am beginning to delve in the world of BigData to more efficiently inform decision-making.
CITATIONS
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TEACHING

An ideal teaching environment is one that fosters learning while maintaining respectful interactions. My teaching philosophy aligns with this statement.
Management Information Systems - BIA 253
Student Evaluations and Comments
This course provides an introduction to information systems in business, fundamentals of information systems, and solving business problems with information systems. Essential concepts, information resources, and managing information and technology will be covered.
No student evaluations are displayed for BIA 253 because it was taught and evaluated using the old evaluation system!
  • "I would definitely recommend this course to a friend. The reason is that I learned something new in class every day. You made the experience enjoyable to the point that I was looking up information that we discussed in class. Even though I did not talk much during the semester, I was still intrigued because each day had discussions that were filled with excitement."
  • "I enjoyed this class very much...The environment of the class was outstanding. The laid back setting yet an interactive classroom really helped me to learn. The class was not easy nor was it irrelevant to real-world application. Simply put, this class out of all my classes this year fostered the best learning environment."
  • "Dr. Ormond was an incredibly fair, understanding, and focused teacher. He was willing to help students succeed and feel comfortable with the course more than any teacher I've had at Creighton, but he did so without giving ground on his expectations from students. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about the content of the course and he covered lots of materially effectively and without greatly overwhelming students."
  • "I loved the class and I do not have a super high interest in BIA; however, now I am more interested in BIA and want to take more classes. This is consistent across the class; many individuals are switching their major to BIA after seeing how interesting it is because of the way Dustin Ormond presented the material."
  • "Dr. Ormond is very passionate about BIA, he spends his time making sure that we understand the processes going forward instead of worrying about the grades we get. He also found ways for us to actively learn the process, instead of just a dry lecture."
Data and Information Management - BIA 354
Student Evaluations and Comments
Introduction to business database applications. Includes data modeling, design techniques, and data collection, storage, manipulation, and retrieval strategies.
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.78
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.64
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.78
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.5
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.75
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.87
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.71
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.84
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.46
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.18
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.36
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 4.1
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.77
Note: Respondents: 44/50
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.81
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.68
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.74
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.62
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.7
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.68
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.75
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.77
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.66
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.06
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.17
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 3.81
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.72
Note: Respondents: 47/48
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.77
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.57
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.59
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.45
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.47
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.65
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.61
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.61
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.39
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.26
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.43
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 4.02
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.63
Note: Respondents: 49/52
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.69
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.56
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.67
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.47
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.46
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.71
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.64
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.6
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.31
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.02
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.07
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 3.71
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.44
Note: Respondents: 45/51
  • "I would recommend this course to a friend. While it is very challenging Dr. Ormond actually knows what he's talking about. He's a pretty cool guy as well."
  • "Professor Ormond does a great job of teaching content that is difficult in nature. It is easy to tell that he has implemented prior feedback from students. He works well with the students to ensure that content is mastered before moving on. This class was challenging but I really enjoyed the material and having Professor Ormond as a professor."
  • "Dr. O is the homie. One of the best teachers at Creighton University. Takes a difficult course and teaches extremely well. He cares about the success of the student and the student's learning."
  • "It is very apparent that Dr. Ormond is passionate about this class and his students. He really ensured that we were learning what was necessary to be able to complete the end of semester project."
  • "Fantastic course. One of the best at Creighton, if not the best. He took material that is incredibly challenging and difficult and made it interesting and understandable. The course is challenging but not impossible, a lot is learned over the course."
Cybersecurity - BIA 476
Student Evaluations and Comments
This course provides a solid technical understanding of cybersecurity and covers security concepts and explores a variety of technical tools across a wide range of security topics including governance, network security, database security, application security, cryptography, access controls, and incident and disaster response.
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 5
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.86
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 5
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 5
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.9
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.9
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.9
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.95
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.86
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.1
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 4.19
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 3.86
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 5
Note: Respondents: 21/25
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.85
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.75
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.8
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.75
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.45
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.9
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.7
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.75
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.6
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 4
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 3.75
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.9
Note: Respondents: 20/23
  • "Professor Ormond is a great teacher. He is always relating what we are learning in class to real world examples. The homework assignments typically are reflective of what we learn in class. Professor Ormond is constantly updating his classes to fit the students each semester. This is honestly why he is one of the best BIA professors. He truly wants students to learn. Professor Ormond offers various course evaluations throughout the semester and does his best to alter the class to meet the needs of the students."
  • "Dr. Ormond relates the classroom material to the real world, which is something few professors do but should. The material is up to date with the times in a world with growing cybersecurity issues. And the class is overall very intellectually stimulating."
  • "Dr. Ormond is a great professor, he cares a LOT and puts his heart and soul into building and maintaining the course. He give his everything and you definitely see that from the student side, and it comes out in his teaching and knowledge of the course. He also encourages participation and creates a welcoming environment to participate."
  • "Dr. Ormond is one of the best professors in the school and his passion for teaching truly shows. He was always available for us, challenged us, always responded to emails very quickly - overall absolutely fulfilling and amazing class! Would definitely recommend it to other students!!!"
  • "Dr. O is one of the best professors at Creighton, and definitely the best that I have had in the BIA department. He shows a genuine interest in his students as well as does a fantastic job communicating the course topics in ways that are easy to understand and is very available to his students when they need help. He is an ideal professor here at Creighton and puts a lot of work into his job even when he is away from campus. He pours hours into projects, like his website, for his classes (even though he enjoys these tasks) and should really be recognized for his commitment to making his classes better."
Practicum in International Development - BIA 479
Student Evaluations and Comments
This interdisciplinary, service-learning course will focus on the deployment of educational technology at numerous sites in the Dominican Republic. Students will enhance discipline-specific knowledge through their engagement with interdisciplinary teams, technology, Spanish-language training, and analysis of the project and environment. Students will travel to multiple sites in the Dominican Republic to train teachers on how to use of educational technology provided to schools and to conduct a dialogue of with school and community leaders. Students will also examine the cultural and economic realities of life in the rural Dominican Republic and utilize feedback, dialogue, and surveys from community visits to promote both a reflection on the experience, and a proposal of projects for future practicum participants.
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.57
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.86
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.86
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.71
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.57
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.43
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.71
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.71
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.57
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.29
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 4.14
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 4.86
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 5
Note: Respondents: 10/14
  • "This class would not be the same without these instructors. Their experience, knowledge, and constant support to their students made this class be the best class I had during the semester. I can confidently say that this class is one of the classes where I have learned the most at Creighton, and helped me find an additional purpose to my life."
  • "Dr. Ormond, your constant support and ability to bring the entire group together was one of the elements that made this practicum be the best class I had this semester. For a class that did not have structure from the beginning, we did really good when it came to shaping the technology section. I not only learned the technology side of the class, but also learned a big deal about service and helping others through education. Thank you for everything Dr. Ormond."
  • "He is a perfect fit for the trip - from Spanish to Coding his knowledge is so relevant that the course really wouldn't be possible with anyone else in his spot I don't think. He is so engaging and great at teaching without holding one's hand throughout the learning process. 100% would recommend Dr. Ormond for every class he teaches. I'll take my 3rd class with him in the Spring."
Cybersecurity - BIA 770
Student Evaluations and Comments
This course provides a solid technical understanding of cybersecurity and covers security concepts and explores a variety of technical tools across a wide range of security topics including governance, network security, database security, application security, cryptography, access controls, and incident and disaster response.
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.85
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.69
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.85
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.85
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.92
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.92
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.69
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.92
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.69
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.54
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.23
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 2.69
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.77
Note: Respondents: 13/14
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.88
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.75
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.88
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 5
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.75
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 5
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.88
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 5
Explained course material clearly and concisely 5
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.38
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 4.5
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 3.75
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.38
Note: Respondents: 8/9
  • "Professor seemed to really understand the material and was able to present to us in a way that made learning easy."
  • "Dr. Ormond cares about his students. He expects them to do the work he assigns, but it is never an unfair amount. It is manageable and also designed to help teach the concepts we go over in class."
  • "I would recommend this class to a friend (I actually already have). I liked this class because it was interesting but also very practical for a digital world. Of all my classes in this program, this is the one that has most shaped my everyday decisions and thought processes, just because I'm so much more aware of safety risks on the internet"
  • "Dr. Ormond clearly explained the topic. He would go the extra mile to make sure that every student is on board. He also replied to emails really quick, invited an amazing speaker, and made a 3 hour lecture go by fast."
  • "He is faculty member who actually gets it. Cares more about student learning than completing busy work. Understands not everyone will be a tech expert in his course and teaches to a level where it is engaging for advanced students and understandable for basic level students. Everything you do in his course has a purpose."
Database Management Systems - BIA 782
Student Evaluations and Comments
Introduction to business database applications. Includes data modeling, design techniques, and data collection, storage, manipulation, and retrieval strategies. Introduction to NoSQL and other Big Data concepts.
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 5
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 5
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.92
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.77
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 5
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 5
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.92
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.92
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.77
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.38
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.92
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 4.62
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 5
Note: Respondents: 13/15
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.22
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 3.89
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.22
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.22
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.22
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.22
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.44
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.33
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.56
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.44
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 3.78
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.11
Online Interaction; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
The course lessons were presented in manageable sections or modules through which I could easily navigate. 4.33
I received timely and meaningful feedback on my progress in the course from the instructor. 3.89
The online interactions with the other students and instructor helped me to feel a part of a community of learners. 3.56
I received the student support services (technology support, registration, business office, etc.) I needed in a timely fashion. 4.33
Note: Respondents: 8/8; 8 of the 8 respondents were in an ONLINE section
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 4.82
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 4.54
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.87
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.82
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.73
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4.87
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.68
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.82
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.68
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.13
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.77
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 4.09
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 4.23
Online Interaction; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
The course lessons were presented in manageable sections or modules through which I could easily navigate. 4.25
I received timely and meaningful feedback on my progress in the course from the instructor. 4.63
The online interactions with the other students and instructor helped me to feel a part of a community of learners. 4.38
I received the student support services (technology support, registration, business office, etc.) I needed in a timely fashion. 3.5
Note: Respondents: 22/22; 8 of the 22 respondents were in an ONLINE section
Scale
Summative; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
Overall, I rate this instructor an excellent teacher. 3.85
Overall, I rate this course as excellent. 3.69
Stimulating Student Interest; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Demonstrated the importance and significance of the subject matter 4.31
Introduced stimulating ideas about the subject 4.31
Inspired students to set and achieve goals which really challenged them 4.15
Establishing Rapport; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Displayed a personal interest in students and their learning 4
Found ways to help students answer their own questions 4.15
Structuring Classroom Experiences; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
Made it clear how each topic fit into the course 4.15
Explained course material clearly and concisely 4.08
Attitudes and Behavior; Criteria (1 = Definitely False, 5 = Definitely True)
As a rule, I put forth more effort than other students on academic work. 4.54
My background prepared me well for this course's requirements. 3.46
I really wanted to take this course regardless of who taught it. 4
Recommendation; Criteria (1 = Very Unlikely, 5 = Very Likely)
How likely are you to recommend this instructor to a friend? 3.54
Online Interaction; Criteria (1 = Hardly Ever, 5 = Almost Always)
The course lessons were presented in manageable sections or modules through which I could easily navigate. 3.69
I received timely and meaningful feedback on my progress in the course from the instructor. 3.54
The online interactions with the other students and instructor helped me to feel a part of a community of learners. 3.69
I received the student support services (technology support, registration, business office, etc.) I needed in a timely fashion. 3.92
Note: Respondents: 13/22; 13 of the 22 respondents were in an ONLINE section
  • "Dr. Ormond was one of my better professors that I have had during my time at Creighton. He takes the time to work with his students and really make sure they understand what they are doing in the class. He is responsive to student requests and does so in a timely manner. Generally, there need to be more professors like him that will do the things required to ensure success of the students."
  • "Dr. Ormond combined lecture, in-class activity, and homework that fostered cumulative reinforcement of learning. Additionally, he made available recorded lectures that enabled students to re-watch portions of the class material that they didn't necessarily grasp during the lecture. Dr. Ormond was always available to assist me when I needed help. His response time towards my inquiries was amazing when accounting for the size of his student population. When he provided help, I left with the impression that I was coached/mentored towards the solution (vice handed it). In a difficult subject such as this, understanding the subject is essential and far better than having a correct answer on the problem. Dr. Ormond always ensured that I understood the methods and techniques of the code and solution; his teaching style reflects this."
  • "Great course, will be looking to take more classes with Dr. Ormond if possible."
  • "I'm very happy I took this course, I learned a lot and got the opportunity to really challenge myself to learn something completely new, before this, I've never worked with coding. Dustin Ormond made it possible for me to do just that by creating a challenging informative learning experience. He was very prompt in his responses to my questions (and I definitely had some). I appreciate how quickly he graded the work, the comments he provided in grading, and his detailed working of the assignment answers. It helped me to see where improvements were needed and to understand where and why I went wrong (which is what I want from a course, opportunity to improve)."
  • "I am an avid reader. When I find a great book I never want it to end and there is always a sense of let down when it is over because I want it to continue. I feel the same about this class being over this week!"
Student Comment Word Cloud
A list of the most common words found in the student comments.
Chillin' with Students
I always enjoy a good invite or challenge from my students.
Warrior Dash (Andrew & Karl)
Cybersecurity Party
The BlueBox Project (Dominican Republic)

PERSONAL

Everything that brings true meaning to life!
Family helps make the good days better and the bad days less stressful. Despite the highs and lows of life, my wife has been my greatest fan who has always been there to support and encourage me. My children bring more joy than stress and enable me to experience childhood all over again. I can't help but smile when I come home and my family greets me with smiles, hugs, and kisses.
My belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ has greatly influenced who I am today and has granted me the understanding of the true perspective of life. A quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf sums it up nicely, "Diligently doing the things that matter most will lead us to the Savior of the world." In other words, anything that brings light is of God and anything that brings darkness is not. Check out my church talks.
Aside from work, I thoroughly enjoy participating in activities where I work up a little sweat by running, biking, hiking, rock climbing, playing ultimate frisbee, soccer, basketball, badminton, dodgeball, etc. I am very competitive (which can be good or bad) but such competitiveness has helped me run a 4:37 mile, a 9:51 2-mile, and a 15:37 5K. I also enjoy collecting board games and have over 100.
Inspirational Quote
"Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace."
Ezra Taft Benson

SKILLS

Just a few things acquired over the years.
DATABASE
  1. MySQL & MySQL Workbench
  2. SQL/PSM
  3. Oracle & SQL Developer
  4. PL/SQL
  5. MongoDB
  6. Database Modeling & Design
PROGRAMMING
  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. Visual Basic and VBA
  4. Clarion
  5. Power Shell Scripting
  6. Flex
WEB DEVELOPMENT
  1. PHP
  2. JavaScript/jQuery/Node.js
  3. AJAX
  4. HTML
  5. CSS
  6. JSON
CYBERSECURITY
  1. Database Security
  2. Application Security
  3. Access Controls
  4. Cryptography & Steganography
  5. Forensics
  6. Host Hardening
SERVER MANAGEMENT
  1. IIS
  2. Apache HTTP Server
  3. MySQL Community Server
  4. Mongo Server
  5. Oracle Express Server
  6. Apache HTTP Server
  7. Apache Tomcat
SYSTEM & FILE MANAGEMENT
  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. Linux (Kali, Ubuntu, OpenSuse)
  4. Raspberry Pi
  5. FileZilla
  6. cPanel
STATISTICS & METHODS
  1. AMOS
  2. SPSS
  3. SmartPLS
  4. ANOVA
  5. Factorial Survey
  6. Exploratory Factor Analysis
  7. Confirmatory Factor Analysis
MISCELLANEOUS
  1. Systems Analysis and Design
  2. Microsoft Office (macros and formulas)
  3. Microsoft Project and Visio
  4. Keyboard Shortcuts
  5. Command Prompt Commands
  6. UNIX Terminal Commands

CONTACT

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