During the course of any day, the culture of technology is inevitable in the United States of America, as well as around the world. In order to communicate effectively, science, technology, engineering and math’s (STEM’s) functional culture is vital to one’s work and play within the most common environments. This book defines minorities and the female absence in STEM jobs; it also reviews the race for our nation’s place and space in the world of cybersecurity. Additionally, this read researches its reputable sense of being proactive in order to compete with the daily activities of information technology and our government, educational institutions, and corporate practices of retaining minorities and women in STEM and cyber jobs continues to be questionable.
About the Author
Dr. Mary J. Ferguson presently serves at the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) at Fayetteville State University (NC). She is a former military officer Special Operations wife, mother of two, grandmother of two and a mother-in-law. The honor of military affiliation allowed her opportunities to teach, plan, and participate in cultural events on military bases located on CONUS and Central America supporting American traditional military family efforts.
Throughout the 1980’s – 2000’s, she observed a lack of female presence in the standard operational procedures of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). While working for the CDHS, she co-authored and served on the research team to produce solutions to the lack of female and minority presence in the United States Federal Government’s Cyber Security job venue. She presently serves as a grant writer and program developer for student success, providing internship opportunities with government agencies for undergraduate students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Her quantitative dissertation study is entitled: A Comparative Analysis of Family Structure and the Academic Achievement Level of African American Students in Selected North Carolina Schools (2009). She has authored a qualitative research book entitled: Twenty-First Century College Commentaries on Traditional and Non-Traditional Students (2012). Dr. Ferguson has studied at: Winston-Salem State University (NC); St. Mary University (Leavenworth, KS); Nova Southeastern University (Plantation, FL); University of Alaska (Anchorage); University of Nebraska (Omaha); University of San Diego (CA) and Fayetteville State University (NC).