Hi, I’m Michelle Cheatham. I currently work as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at in .

My research has centered on Semantic Web topics such as developing ontology design patterns and automated ontology alignment. I also have experience with topics related to cybersecurity, such as binary analysis, reverse engineering, and software vulnerability assessment, which I developed expertise in while working for the Air Force Research Lab. Lately I have been concentrating largely on pedagogy, and I am currently the course coordinator of the introductory programming course sequence at Wright State.

I’ve had a somewhat winding career path, in that I worked as a civil servant at the Air Force Research Lab for quite awhile before going back to school. After seven years of government employment, TPS reports got the better of me. I quit my cushy government job and tried out various other places of employment. Eventually I landed at Wright State University, and it has been a great fit. Being an academic is fantastic — I get the opportunity to meet tons of fascinating people and talk about interesting ideas with them.

When I’m not working, I enjoy trying out new craft beers with my husband Jason or teaching my dog Shiloh new tricks (like “don’t eat the cat”).

I can be reached at firstname.lastname@gmail.com