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FBI Special Agent to Speak at Kean University

UNION, NJ - Kean University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology, in collaboration with the criminal justice department and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will host a presentation by Timothy Ryan, supervisory special agent for the Cyber Investigations Squad of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Thursday, April 8 at 3:15 p.m. in Kean Hall, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. The event is free and open to the public.

Ryan, who joined the FBI in 1999, is responsible for investigations of computer intrusions and hacking, computer crime, child pornography and intellectual property. He will discuss the importance of technology and science in fighting crime.

Throughout his career, Ryan has served in the FBI’s New York and Newark Field Offices, as well as FBI Headquarters. He has conducted national security investigations, including both counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters. In the aftermath of 9/11, Ryan performed medical support and evidence collection duties at the Fresh Kills landfill, and investigated the death of Kathy Nguyen during the anthrax attacks.

A New Jersey native, Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree from Kean University in 1992. He holds a law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, and is completing a Master of Science in Information Technology and Information Assurance from the University of Maryland.

Following the presentation, Ryan, along with his colleague, a full-time digital forensic examiner, will be available to answer questions. For more information about the computer science, information technology and criminal justice programs at Kean University, visit

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. While Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers, it is also a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 15,000 students.