Matthew D. Hollandsworth, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Hollandsworth is the Director, Corporate Security, Facilities and Safety at AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government engineering and IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the United States, providing Enterprise IT, Acquisition and Lifecycle Support, Engineering & Analysis, Test & Evaluation, and Training Solutions to DoD, Intel, and civilian government customers. In that capacity, Dr. Hollandsworth is responsible for the overall strategic management and leadership of the company’s security, facilities, records management and safety programs, to include all facets of DOD and intelligence community security requirements.

Dr. Hollandsworth’s reputation has allowed him to participate in several security community organizations. He was the Professional Services Council (PSC) representative to the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) MOU group, a member of the executive leadership board of the Industrial Security Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and was Chair of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS International) Defense & Intelligence Council (D&IC). He has previously been a member of a select sub-working group of the NISPPAC dealing with IT certification & accreditation process issues and a member of the National Classification Management Society (NCMS) Information Systems Security Committee (ISSC). Dr. Hollandsworth has also been a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Security Training Institute, a non-profit organization which provides timely and relevant training for the security professional. These committees and working groups have allowed him to build strong relationships within his industries, be a guest speaker in many different forums, and find success in driving the need for convergence between physical and IT security. In addition to these duties Dr. Hollandsworth is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego, teaching courses in their cybersecurity leadership & management programs, as well as an adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching courses in their security management program.

Dr. Hollandsworth holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a specialization in organizational leadership. He also holds several prestigious certifications in the field, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC), Industrial Security Oversight Certification (ISOC) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).


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