CIAC Staff

Meet the staff of CIAC

  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can

change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

~ Margaret Mead


Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Ph.D., Executive Director


Dr. Endicott-Popovsky is Executive Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, designated by NSA/DHS as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research, headquartered at UW Bothell and is a Principal Research Scientist at UW’s Applied Physics Lab, a Navy UARC. Additionally, she holds an Affiliate Professor’s appointment at UW Bothell’s Department of Computer Science and Systems and UW Seattle’s Department of Urban Planning and Management for the Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management, and a faculty appointment at University of Hawaii Manoa’s Department of Information and Computer Science. She was named Department Fellow at Aberyswyth University Wales (2012). Her academic career follows a 20-year career with The Boeing Company marked by executive and consulting positions in IT architecture and project management. Her research interests include enterprise-wide information systems security and compliance management, forensic-readiness, cybersecurity education and secure coding practices. For her work in the relevance of archival sciences to digital forensics, she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. View CV/UW Profile

In 2014, Dr. Endicott-Popovsky received the UPCEA Western Regional Awards for Teaching Excellence and for best Credit Certificate (for the Information Security and Risk Management Certificate then in its 11th consecutive year) and UW was recognized by the Ponemon Institute as tied for the 10th best place to study cybersecurity in the country.


Scott David, J.D., LL.M., Director of Policy 

Scott DavidScott David is the Director of Policy at the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington and was formerly the Executive Director of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at UW School of Law. Scott is an active member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Data Driven Development, the MIT/KIT Advisory Board, and the Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board.   Prior to joining the University of Washington, Scott worked as an attorney for 30 years focused on counseling commercial and governmental entities worldwide in the structures and transactions of technology and business networks with an emphasis on online commerce, data security, privacy, digital risk, standard setting, and emerging intangibles value propositions.

Morgan Zantua, Director of Workforce Development

M-Zantua.jpgMs. Morgan Zantua is Director of Workforce Development for CIAC and a research scientist with the APL. She has collaboratively constructed transition models placing members of the military community into STEM careers and is the Architect of Cybersecurity Rapid Education Apprenticeship Training Employment System (CREATES), building a pipeline to support military transition into cybersecurity. At the University of Washington Tacoma, she assisted the interdisciplinary Master Degree in Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL) as recruiter and professional advisor. Ms. Zantua holds Master’s Degree from Antioch University Seattle in Whole Systems Design, Organizational Systems Renewal and is a Certified Systems Renewal Consultant. She earned her CNSS Certificate in Information Security in 2013.


Fred B. Holt, Managing Director

Fred B. Holt headshot with grey shirtDr. Fred B. Holt is the managing director of the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity, coordinating the strategic planning for the center and overseeing operational implementations and partnerships. Previously, Dr. Holt was Director of Strategic Initiatives for the UW tech transfer office, where he established an Industry Relations team and a comprehensive ecosystem for technology entrepreneurship. He started his professional career as an IT research scientist for the Boeing Company. Dr. Holt holds an MBA from Seattle University and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Washington.



Andrea Gallagher, Program Coordinator

Andrea Gallagher headshot with brown sweaterAndrea Damewood-Gallagher is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at UW. Andrea has managed IT and Marketing projects for the, Microsoft Corporation and the State of Alaska. She has a background in managing projects in industries such as retail, digital advertisement, marketing, software development, and state government. Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton, as well as a Technical Writing Certificate.




Christine Hahn, Student Web Administrator

Head shot of Christine Hahn with blue scarfChristine Hahn is the Student Web Administrator for CIAC. While attending classes at the University of Washington - Bothell, focusing on Interdisciplinary Studies, she is also working on design and content management of the CIAC website. Previously she attended North Seattle College, earning an Associates Degree with courses in writing, humanities, and introductory web develeopment. As a student at UWB, she is working with a interdisciplinary studies focus, while learning to use digital media to communicate new ideas and fresh perspective.