Christ Presbyterian Academy
Dr. Paul Maurer discusses ethics and cybersecurity with I+D students

Dr. Paul J. Maurer spoke to upper school students in The Institute for Cultural Engagement's (TICE) Center for Inquiry + Design. He shared valuable insights about cybersecurity, offering a faith-based perspective on the industry’s latest challenges and opportunities. 

Dr. Maurer earned his Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University and now serves as the President of Montreat College. Before this role, he earned his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, and his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 

While at Montreat College, Dr. Maurer created and enhanced numerous STEM-related programs, emphasizing communication, teamwork, and the development of character in curriculum. Additionally, he spearheaded the effort to become the nation’s first faith-based school in the United States to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Students learned about the Carolina Cyber Center at Montreat College, a revolutionary training program for those interested in cybersecurity. Furthermore, he shared the importance of ethics, educating students about the value of a Christian perspective in a high-stakes field. He also discussed other opportunities for students to contribute to the welfare of the county, including programs, degrees, and professions.  

We were honored to welcome such an esteemed cybersecurity professional to CPA’s campus. Looking ahead, I+D students will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Buddy Creech, Director of the Vaccine Research Program and Program Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in October.