Hollowell, Miekel

Assistant Professor


(216) 987-0216

Department: Information Technology

Office Location: Metropolitan Campus, MSHC 122

Education: A.A., University of Toledo
B.S., Baldwin Wallace College
M.S., University of Phoenix

Lyons, Keith



(216) 987-5065

Department: Information Technology

Office Location: Western Campus, WBT C212

Education: Ph.D. in Information Science, Nova Southeastern University
M.A., Kent State University
B.S., Kent State University

About: Keith Lyons has worked at Tri-C since 2000. He teaches a variety of courses within the Information Technology department, ranging from entry-level to advanced networking, cybersecurity, operating systems, PC maintenance and repair, and associated topics. He is also the faculty coordinator for the Cybersecurity, Networking Hardware and Networking Software degrees at Tri-C’s Western Campus. His professional affiliations include the National CyberWatch Center, the Northeast Ohio Cyber Consortium, the Northeast Ohio Information Systems Security Association, InfraGard, the CompTIA Academy Program and the North Coast Help Desk Institute.

Rose, Desmond

Assistant Professor


(216) 987-3582

Department: Information Technology

Office Location: Eastern Campus, ESS 1215

Education: A.A.S., Cuyahoga Community College
B.S., Kent State University
M.S., Kaplan University
Ph.D., Capella University

Tiralapuram, Vinita

Assistant Professor


(216) 987-2051

Department: Information Technology

Office Location: Western Campus, WBT C230

Education: A.A., Pragnya College
B.A., St. Pious College
M.A., Sikkim Manipal University

Walsh, Marty

Assistant Professor


(216) 987-5931

Department: Information Technology

Office Location: Westshore Campus, SLT 228D

Education: John Carroll University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting major
University of Phoenix, Masters in Business Administration, e-Business concentration
Certified Public Accountant (OH)

About: Martin Walsh has taught Business and IT courses at Tri-C for more than 23 years. He has served as IT Counterparts Chair, CCC-AAUP faculty union Vice President, Faculty Colloquium Co-Chair, and has participated in numerous campus and collegewide committees. He was the first full-time IT faculty member at the new Westshore campus and developed the Westshore campus IT offerings.

Prior to teaching, Mr. Walsh had over 20 years of work experience as a Chief Financial Officer and other upper management positions for computer, manufacturing, and service companies. In addition, he also has done consulting work for numerous Cleveland area companies in the areas of systems implementation, software development, and ERP/CRM implementation.

Wichert, Bill

Assistant Professor


(216) 987-5465

Department: Information Technology

Office Location: Western Campus, WBT C104

Education: M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Capella University
MBA with concentrations in Health Systems Management and Organization Development and Leadership, Case Western Reserve University
B.S. in Management, Case Western Reserve University

About: Bill Wichert grew up in Northeast Ohio and got his start at Tri-C’s Western Campus. He has worked for many well-known companies around the area, including the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, Hyland Software and the city of Cleveland. He loves to travel and was formerly a world-class Call of Duty player.