Andy Luse - A Love for Learning and ISU
Andy Luse earned his first degree from Iowa State in 2005 with a masters in information assurance and computer engineering. Feeling a draw towards academic life, Luse stayed around and earned his first PhD in human computer interaction and computer engineering with a minor in computer science in 2009. He has also earned his MBA with a concentration in information systems, and will be graduating with a master's in psychology in May 2012.
Luse has also completed certificates in preparing future faculty, graduate student teaching, and quantitative psychology. Luse's research interests are in computer and network systems security and design, visualization tools for computer and network security, and advanced statistical modeling. Luse has worked with several faculty members from across the university including faculty from business, computer engineering, statistics, psychology, and sociology.
When not working on research, Andy serves as a "big brother" in the GRIP (great relationships in pairs) program through the Gilbert Community School District, and he also helps with the IT Olympics program that ISU holds annually to attract high school students to IT as a major. Luse is a big ISU athletics supporter, attending volleyball, gymnastics, women's basketball, and all home wrestling matchups. He also works in the College of Business IT office on special projects.
Luse will graduate with his PhD in Business and Technology in 2013 with a specialization in management information technology under the direction of Dr. Brian Mennecke and Dr. Anthony Townsend.