Dr. Michael Francois
Dr. Michael T. François educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a Master of Arts in Educational Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology with a concentration in Security. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified RFID Professional. François is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of the Virgin Islands on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, located on the island of St. Croix. Before teaching at the university, he taught for four years at the Honeywell International Automation College in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. François has served as the Territory's assistant director for Career Technical Education and Adult Education. He also served as the group leader for the Advanced Automation Group at the St. Croix oil refinery, where he worked for nineteen years. He presently serves as the chair for the Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board. He is also a member of the Virgin Islands State Apprenticeship Council, the Virgin Islands Department of Education Community Advisory Council, and several other committees at the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr. François is also a veteran who served a total of nine years in the armed forces. He is dedicated to promoting cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and stem. Dr. François participates in several youth programs to encourage cybersecurity and stem education in the Virgin Islands. He is a mentor for the UVI programming club Attack on Tech (AOT), which he organized. Dr. François is also a volunteer member for Gentlemen of STEAM and Cyber Patriot clubs on St. Croix.