Professor Hands is passionate about education and has been an educator for more than 25 years. She has brought her passion for STEM education to the field of cybersecurity and information technology for the last several years. Professor Hands utilizes inquiry-based and student-centered methods to design and teach her courses. She has created eight courses in computer and information technology for the undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity/cyber forensics. Her research area is in the application of basic cybersecurity principles of confidentiality, integrity and availability to cyber pedagogy (teaching best practices) as well as to academic honesty.