Angela Fantom Kern, M.Ed., M.B.A.

Angela Fantom Kern, M.Ed., M.B.A.
Lecturer in Cybersecurity, Business Administration
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, E335
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Olmsted Building
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17403 US

    Angela (Angel) Kern is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with more than twenty years of technology and risk management experience. She was VP of IT at two regional community banks and has been teaching networking and security for 13 years at both the high school and college level. Professor Kern continues to consult with various organizations on security policy, procedures and risk management; She recently became CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certified in addition to CISSP, Cisco, CompTIA A+ and Net+ certifications. Professor Kern taught the Cisco Networking Academy (CCENT / CCNA) program at York County School of Technology. Professor Kern holds a M.B.A. from York College of PA and a M.Ed. from Penn State. Her B.S. is in Business and Computer Science from Millersville University. She has completed about 70 credits in a workforce education doctoral program and has recently switched her research interests to cyber-security measurement, and training the next generation of cyber-security professionals. There is a profound shortage of cyber-security professionals which she feels must be addressed quickly in order to protect national security and critical infrastructures. Professor Kern served for four years as a board member for (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) and is active in many community organizations such as House of Hope and Enough is where she trains young people and parents on Internet safety and security.


    PA Department of Education Certifications


    • Vocational Director / Principal / Supervisor Certification
    • Vocational II Permanent Certification - 11.0901 Computer Systems Networking and 15.1202 Computer System Servicing
    • Cooperative Education Coordinator




    Research Interests

    Organizational Cybersecurity Maturity Measurement

    NIST Cybersecurity Framework Effectiveness

    COBIT Implementation and Effectiveness

    People as the Weakest Link in Security

    Managing Risk and Balancing Resources in Complex Environments

    Cryptocurrency and Cryptography


    Jeon, K.S., Kern, A.F., & Passmore, D.L. (2010, June). Employment Status by Race, Gender, High School Curriculum, and Special Need Classification Among US Youth. 


    M.Ed. Workforce Education and Development - Pennsylvania State University

    M.B.A. in Information Technology - York College

    B.S. Business Administration and Computer Science - Millersville University

    Course Schedule
    IST 110 Info People Technology
    IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications
    IST 432 Legal and Regulatory Environment of IST
    Cyber 100 Computer Systems Literacy
    MIS 448 Business Telecommunications
    SRA 111 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
    SRA 231 Decision Theory and Analysis