Chris May is the Technical Director of CERT's Workforce Development program, a part the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. May joined SEI in March of 2001. In this role, he leads a diverse team of professionals on large-scale projects with numerous US Government agencies, notably the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. He is also on the adjunct faculty of Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute where he developed and has taught the Applied Information Assurance (
AIA) course every fall and spring semester since 2005. Prior to joining the SEI, he served seven years in the U.S. Air Force as a communications/computer systems officer. He served in various IT positions in Korea, Japan, and throughout Europe and the United States. May's last Air Force assignment was Chief of the Network Control Center at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He led over 90 technicians, supporting 9,000 users, in the daily operations and maintenance of the 3rd largest base network in the U.S. Air Force. May received his bachelor's in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and a master's in computer resources management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds numerous cybersecurity and IT certficiations and was the top graduate of the U.S. Air Force Communications Officer Training School in Biloxi, Mississippi.