Katherine Bennett manages the instructional design team and leads the development of cybersecurity services for North Carolina State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). She provides instructional design and development expertise that complements the field-specific expertise of IES partners while meeting the learning needs of target audiences. Katherine holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a M.Sc. in instructional technology from East Carolina University. Her experience in higher education and distance education spans more than 15 years and multiple roles including network system administrator, computer technologies instructor, curriculum designer and evaluator and instructional technologist.