robert pearson
Assistant Professor

Robert Pearson has been a member of the Department of Computing and Information Science since 2000. He is concentrating his instruction in the field of Cybersecurity. Prior to his employment with Mercyhurst, Mr. Pearson completed 25 years with the Pennsylvania State Police. His final 17 years he served as a regional supervisor within the Departments Computer Crime Unit. His field of expertise is in digital forensics.


  • M.S., Information Technology, American Military University, 2016
  • B.A., Criminology, Indiana University of PA, 1991

Teaching Interests

  • Digital Forensics
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Law and Policy (Undergraduate/Graduate Level)
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Cyber Risk Management (Graduate)
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Senior Project in Cybersecurity Advisor

Research Interests

  • Digital Forensics
  • Data Recovery
  • Trace Electronic Evidence
  • Virtualization and Student Lab Experiences