Faculty Profile

Andy Igonor, PhD

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



Dr. Andy Igonor is an Information Technology and Security professional with over 20 years of academic and professional experience working across different industries including Healthcare, Finance and Telecommunications. His experience includes using his knowledge of security tools, techniques and best practices to help create and deploy solutions that protect systems and information assets, especially for clients in healthcare. He worked on major projects with the Brandon Healthcare Trust, UK; Health Canada; the Physician Office System Program (POSP), Alberta, Canada; and the Business Development Bank of Canada, in the areas of security threat and risk assessments of cloud-deployed solutions, privacy impact assessments, and the development of security architectures. He has also been involved in the selection and implementation of electronic health records (EHR) systems, as well as Enterprise Resource Planning systems including SAP, Microsoft Dynamics (GP, NAV), SAGE, Exact etc. for large, small and medium sized clients. He spent the last decade working as an Assistant Professor in Information Security at Concordia University in Alberta, and more recently as Chair of Business, and Instructional Faculty in Information Systems at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology where he also chaired Curriculum, and Applied Research. He also worked as a Partner in a consulting firm with major clients in Healthcare and Finance. He has co-authored textbooks, and published peer-reviewed articles in the field. His research interests include understanding security risks of healthcare applications and systems (including health information exchanges), security compliance in healthcare, web application SQL injection attacks and cloud computing.

Dr. Igonor is also interested in Security Analytics and "Big Data CyberSecurity". He is of the opinion that businesses have a lot of data from logs, security information and event management ISIEM) tools and devices that capture what is going on, but require an automated method to decipher and use the data in a meaningful way.

Dr. Igonor has worked and lived in Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Canada and the US.

He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Bristol Business School (UK) and certifications such as the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). He is an inveterate soccer and tennis fan.


University of the West of England Bristol (Bristol, England)
Doctor of Philosophy, Information Systems
University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Master of Information Science, Information Science
University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Soil Science


Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, ISACA, Expiration Date: 2024
Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Certified Professional in Health Information Management and Systems (CPHIMS), HIMSS, Expiration Date: 2018
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), ISACA, Expiration Date: 2021
CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), ISACA, Expiration Date: 2021
Post Graduate Certificate: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of the West of England Bristol

Work Experience

2019 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2017 - 2019
Franklin University, Dean, Ross College of Business; Co-Executive Director, Center for Public Safety & Cybersecurity Education
2016 - 2017
Franklin University, Dean, Ross College of Business
2015 - 2016
Franklin University, Department Chair + Lead Faculty
2014 - 2015
Franklin University, Lead Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Igonor, A., Igonor PhD, A., & Gibson, D. (2020). Managing Risk in Information Systems, 3rd edition. Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Igonor, A., Ikitemur, G., Karabacak, B., & Igonor PhD, A. (2020). A Mixed Public-Private Partnership Approach for Cyber Resilience of Space Technologies. In Critical Space Infrastructures: From Risk to Resilience, 57, pp. 120-130. http://ebooks.iospress.nl/bookseries/nato-science-for-peace-and-security-series-d-information-and-communication-security
Igonor, A. (2015, Jun. 30). Value Risk Perceptions of eLearning. Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Igonor, A. (2014). Exploring Microsoft Office 2013. Pearson Canada. http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/educator/product/Exploring-Microsoft-Office-2013-Volume-2-First-Canadian-Edition/9780133375541.page
Igonor, A. (2013). Exploring Microsoft Office 2013. Pearson Canada. http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/educator/product/Exploring-Microsoft-Office-2013-Volume-1-First-Canadian-Edition/9780133375558.page
Igonor, A. (2013, Dec. 31). How important is the Social in Social Networking? A User Perceived Value Approach. Conference on Information Resources Management, Vienna, Austria.
Igonor, A. (2011). Exploring Microsoft Office 2010. Pearson Canada. http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/educator/product/Exploring-Microsoft-Office-2010-Volume-2/9780132559577.page
Igonor, A. (2011). Exploring Microsoft Office 2010. Pearson Canada. http://catalogue.pearsoned.ca/educator/product/Exploring-Microsoft-Office-2010-Volume-1-First-Canadian-Edition/9780132559584.page

Professional Service

Committee Member
Academic Standards Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
Committee Member
Student Success Initiatives
(Columbus, Ohio)