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Marc Liberatore Wins 2019 College Outstanding Teacher Award

Marc Liberatore

Marc Liberatore, a member of the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) teaching faculty and the associate director of the Digital Forensics Lab was selected to receive the college's 2019 College Outstanding Teaching Award.

This award is granted annually to one faculty member who demonstrates excellence and creativity in teaching, a positive impact on their students, and a mastery of their subject.

As one CICS undergraduate said while nominating Liberatore, "His passion and dedication merits getting this prize yesterday. He is so nice, charismatic, and respectful and inclusive of students in his class. Get this man an award!" Another student wrote in a typically outstanding course evaluation, "Marc Liberatore cares and loves the subject. He shows enthusiasm and it is contagious."

Since 2011, Liberatore has taught courses at UMass in cybersecurity, digital forensics, networking, and data structures. In addition to his work in the classroom, he also advises first and second-year students in the computer science undergraduate degree program. He previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University.

Liberatore has earned three degrees in computer science from UMass Amherst: a bachelor's in 2000 (graduating cum laude), a master's degree in 2003, and a doctorate in 2008.