Liberty Page, M.S.
Secondary Science Teacher Certification (Graduate Program) in Chemistry and General Science, Southern Connecticut State
M.S. in Computer Science, University of New Haven
B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology, University of Connecticut
Liberty Page ’91 M.S. is an authority on developing and implementing cybersecurity, robotics, and STEM programs for middle and high school students. She works to encourage students to explore the field of cybersecurity, where, she says, there is a significant shortfall of talented, trained people and where there is strong, sustained job growth.
Coordinator of the University’s B.S. program in cybersecurity and networks, Professor Page is a co-principal investigator and lead instructor of the University’s GenCyber Agent Academy, the only free summer camp of its kind in Connecticut that encourages young women and individuals from underrepresented populations to explore opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. It is supported by the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation.
She also is a co-principal investigator on the University’s $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish Connecticut’s first CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program to prepare students to work with federal, state, or local government organizations to prevent cyberattacks. The award is one of the largest federal grants in the University’s history.
Professor Page, who as part of the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program leads sessions on diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity field, presented "Bringing Women and Underrepresented Groups into Cybersecurity" to the Greater Hartford chapter of ISACA. She also shared her findings on the University’s GenCyber academy at the 2017 annual GenCyber meeting in San Antonio, TX.
She coordinates the University of New Haven’s Vex Robotics Competition that brings high school, middle, and elementary school teams from across the region to campus. Prof. Page is the Tagliatela College of Engineering’s liaison to the Engineering and Science University Magnet School, which is located adjacent to campus, and she was the FIRST Robotics mentor for the team that won the New England District’s 2018 Engineering Inspiration Award.
She brings a decade of experience as a programmer, analyst, and software manager for Fortune 500 companies, including Aetna and Best Western, to the classroom and her research.
A recipient of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Professor Page’s courses include intermediate Java with Java FX, script programming/Python, introduction to data bases, and object-oriented analysis and design. She was named to the Upsilon Pi Epsilon computer science honor society and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Computer Science Teachers Association.
A former high school chemistry teacher in the North Branford public schools, she received her teacher certification in chemistry and general science from Southern Connecticut State University, an M.S. in computer science from the University of New Haven, and a B.S. from the University of Connecticut.