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Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs and Curriculum, Department of Information Technology and Management[Picture of Ray]
Associate Director, IIT Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Faculty Adviser, Beta Chapter of Gamma Nu Eta
Adjunct Professor of Public Administration
B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.S. Systems Management, University of Denver

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Office: IIT Mies Campus: Perlstein Hall Room 223, 10 W 33rd St, Chicago, IL
(Google Map Location)
IIT Rice Campus: Room 227, 201 E Loop Rd, Wheaton, IL (Google Map Location)
Office hours for Fall 2023: Mies Campus: Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm; other times by appointment.
Rice Campus: By appointment only.
I do not accept appointments during office hours; they are walk-in, first-come-first-served. For other times, please book an appointment. Please check my calendar, as I may be traveling on business. Monday and Tuesday appointments are online-only. I do not accept appointments on Fridays. Online office bours and online appointments will be via Google Meet at
Telephone: 630.447.9009
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Fax: 312.567.5248
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Department of Information Technology and Management
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W 33rd St
Chicago, Illinois, 60616-3792
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About Ray Trygstad

Ray Trygstad has broad experience and education in the management/administration of information systems, information security, computers, the Internet, and higher education. As a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, he teaches cyber security management, legal and ethical issues in information technology, systems integration, disaster recovery and business continuity, open source operating systems, digital multimedia, and management. He serves as the Associate Chair of Illinois Tech's Department of Information Technology & Management (ITM), and wrote the curricula currently in use for both the Bachelor and Master's Degree programs in information technology and cybersecurity offered by the department. His experience as a college professor as well as over four years as a Navy Flight Instructor has made him an expert in curriculum development. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Advising for the ITM degree program. He is the Past Chair of the IIT Undergraduate Studies Committee and a member of the IIT HLC Accreditation Team. Ray previously served as the Director of Information Technology for the IIT School of Applied Technology, where he was responsible for technology planning and computer system management and administration for the school. He has taught Naval Science, Computer Science, Business, and Public Administration at IIT, and has guest lectured at the University of Chicago. Ray is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and was designated a Computer Systems Management Subspecialist by the U. S. Navy, where he served as an Information Systems Manager and Information Systems Security Officer when he was not flying helicopters. In this capacity he did his first information systems security audit in 1988. He is the Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE) and is a professional member and past National Chairman of Gamma Nu Eta, the Information Technology Honor Society. In his capacity as an ABET Team Chair he goes on program accreditation visits to evaluate degree programs in computing, and he also serves as a Commissioner on the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission, as well as a member of the joint CSAB/ABET CAC Criteria Committee. He earned a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Denver and has done Ph.D. Studies at Illinois Institute of Technology.