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Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Richard Lewis

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Academic area: Business & Information Technology (BAIT)


Richard has lived in Garrett County since 1992. He entered into teaching in 2003 as a computer science teacher at Northern High School. He worked there 11 years before moving up to Garrett College. He teaches both Cybersecurity and Computer Science classes here at Garrett. He was instrumental in starting up the A.S. in Computer Science degree.

Academic Degrees

  • MS in Applied Computer Science - Frostburg State University
  • BS in Computer Information Systems – Frostburg State University


  • Intro to Cybersecurity
  • Discrete Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • PC Maintenance and Repair
  • Intro to Cisco Networking
  • Router Fundamentals
  • Computer Programming I and II
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Security +
  • Computer Forensics
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Ethics in the Information Age
  • Linux +
  • Managing Server
  • Database Design


  • A+
  • Net +
  • Security +
  • CSA +
  • Certified Instructor of CCNA 1, 2, 3, and 4


  • Trivia
  • Golfing
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Pittsburgh Sports – Go Steelers, Pens, and Bucs!