Doug Witten

Doug Witten

Assistant Professor (Teaching), Computer Science


Doug Witten


Doug has an extensive Information Technology background which spans over 30 years. He has been a programmer, application engineer, and security consultant. Doug led many large-scale enterprise projects, including the State of Michigan’s Health Information Exchange, part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) information side. Doug is a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) who enjoys teaching Cyber Security and Computer Science. Doug teaches Systems Administration, Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, and several programming-related courses. He has created new courses at Wayne State like Malware and Reverse Engineering along with Web Security: Hacking and Defense. Doug possesses a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. He is working towards a Ph.D. in Cyber Security from Capital Technology University.

Doug has started a Cyber Security club here at Wayne State to create a competitive, nationally recognized team. The team has placed 3rd in the state’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) for the past 2 years. The team also created its first Capture-The-Flag event that hosted over 260 individuals from all around the globe. Doug has led teams from Baker College Cyber Defense Club that won 4 of the last 5 State of Michigan Collegiate Cyber Defense and was an advisor on 2 National Championships.

In his free time enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, and playing acoustic guitar in the church band (however, he still needs lots of work).

Courses Taught

  • C programming
  • UNIX Shell programming
  • PowerShell and Perl Programming
  • Ethical Hacking I and II
  • Tactical Network Perimeter Defense
  • Malware and Reverse Engineering
  • Digital Forensics
  • Internet and Web Security
  • Computer Networks and Computer Architecture
  • Systems Development Methods
  • Database Management


  • University of Michigan - Flint * Master of Science - Computer Science
  • Baker College * Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems

Courses taught by Doug Witten

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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