Khan, Tahir M.
Assistant Professor - Information Technology
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Dr. Tahir M. Khan is an Assistant Professor at the College of Technology & Computing, Utah Valley University (UVU). Prior to joining UVU, he worked at Gallaudet University where he has developed and taught cybersecurity, system administration, digital forensics, and information technology courses. While working with the Gallaudet university, he had privileged of learning and teaching in American Sign Language (ASL). 

Education Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology, August 2017
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Master of Science in Information Systems, August 2011
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Bachelor of Science in Information Media, December 2006
Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN

Research Areas of Interest

My research interests are computer privacy, computer security, computer forensics, and cybersecurity. I promote collaborative research among faculty members within programs and departments in the field of Information Technology.

Research Project:  Are you a student or a faculty member at UVU? Need collaboration on your research projects, contact me at and will be happy to work with you.

Course Taught 

Utah Valley University (Fall 2018 - Present)

  1. IT 2530 - Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client
  2. IT 3530 - Advanced System Administration--Windows Server
  3. IT 6300 - Principles of Cybersecurity (Graduate Cybersecurity Course)

Gallaudet Univeristy (Fall 2012 - Spring 2018)

  1. Advanced System Administration – Windows Server
  2. Business Computer Applications
  3. Client/Server Database Applications
  4. Computer Hardware Essentials
  5. Computer Networking Essentials
  6. Decision Support Systems for Managers (Graduate Course)
  7. Information Security Fundamentals
  8. Information Technology Fundamentals
  9. Introduction to Network Intrusions and Cybercrime
  10. Intrusion Detections and Penetration Testing
  11. Management Information Systems
  12. Network Administration – Server Support
  13. Operating Systems Essentials
  14. Social and Professional Issues in IT
  15. System Analysis and Design

Research and Publications

Jones, J., and Khan, T. (2017). Deleted File Persistence on Digital Media, Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS); Austin, Texas; organized by DFRWS; August 6-9, 2017.

Jones, J., Khan T., Laskey K., Nelson A., Laamanen M., and White D. (2016). Inferring previously uninstalled applications from digital traces. In Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law 2016, pages 113–130, 2016.

Jones, J., Laskey, K., Khan, T., McCarrin, M. (2015). Inferring Past Activity from Partial Digital Artifacts, Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (OSDFcon); Herndon, Virginia; organized by Basis Technology; October 28, 2015.

Jones, J., Laskey, K., Khan, T., Nelson, A., Laamanen, M., White, D. (2015). Inferring Past Activity from Partial Digital Artifacts, Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; organized by DFRWS; August 10, 2015.

Khan, T. M. (2009). Microsoft Windows Vista: installing, upgrading and troubleshooting: step by step: a complete guide and reference. North Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing.

Khan, T. M. (2010). Installing, Upgrading and Troubleshooting Step by Step Guide: A Complete Guide and Reference. North Charleston, SC: Createspace.

Khan, T., Keith, S., (2005). Pollution Diffusion at SCSU. Annual St. Cloud State University Student Research Colloquium 2005; April 19, 2005.