Andrew Reifers

CV Associate Teaching Professor
Mary Gates Hall 330A


  • Cybersecurity


  • IMT 555 - Foundations Of Cybersecurity
  • IMT 559 - Cybersecurity Functions And Trends
  • INFO 312 - Enterprise Risk Management


Andrew Reifers is an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington Information School where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in cybersecurity and information management. Reifers uses his previous experience as a network security engineer, principle application security consultant and chief technology officer to teach students about how cybersecurity will tangibly impact the world we live in via technology. He received his doctorate in information sciences and technology from Pennsylvania State University.


  • Ph D, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • BS, Psychology, Western Oregon University, 2003

Publications and Contributions

  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Why the Cybersecurity Talent Gap Exists and How to Solve It (2023)
    Security Magazine Author: Andrew Reifers
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Why the cybersecurity talent gap exists and how to solve it (2023)
    Security Magazine Author: Andrew Reifers
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    Network Access Control List Situation Awareness (2010)
    Author: Andrew Reifers
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Lessons from defining theories of stress (2007)
    Integrated models of cognitive systems Authors: F. E. Ritter, Andrew Reifers, L. C. Klein, M. Schoelles
  • Abstract of poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society
    Effects of caffeine and stress on cortisol and serial subtraction performance in young healthy men (2006)
    Psychosomatic Medicine, 68(1), pp. A-62 Authors: J. M. Bennett, C. A. Whetzel, F. E. Ritter, Andrew Reifers, L. C. Klein
  • Conference Paper
    Counting On ACT-R to Represent Time (2005)
    Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Authors: D. Cassenti, Andrew Reifers
  • Conference Paper
    Image processing in cognitive models with SegMan (2005)
    Proceedings of HCI International Authors: R. St. Amant, M. O. Reidl, F. E. Ritter, Andrew Reifers
  • Conference Paper
    Using cognitive modeling to study behavior moderators: Pre-task appraisal and anxiety (2004)
    Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Authors: F. E. Ritter, Andrew Reifers, L. C. Klein, K. Quigley, M. Schoelles
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    MemAerobics: A cognitive intervention to improve memory ability and reduce depression in older adults (2003)
    Journal of Mental Health and Aging Authors: R. G. Winningham, R. A. Anunsen, L. Laux, L. Hanson, K. Kaus, Andrew Reifers


  • Modeling Pre-Attentive Visual Search in the ACT-R/PM Cognitive Architecture (2005)
    Cognitive Science Conference - Stresa, Italy
  • Modeling the effects of caffeine on visual signal detection (VSD) in a cognitive architecture (2005)
    Applied Attention Conference - Champaign, Illinois
  • Steps towards a CAD/CAM system for Human-Computer Interfaces (2005)
    School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University - New York, New York
  • The effects of pre-task appraisals and caffeine on cognition: Data and models (2005)
    ACT-R 2005 Workshop - Trieste, Italy
  • Using ACT-R To Progress Theories of Pre-Attentive Visual Search (2005)
    ACT-R 2005 Workshop - Trieste, Italy
  • The effects of MemAerobics on memory, life satisfaction and depression (2003)
    Western Psychological Association meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • MemAerobics and Depression: The effects of MemAerobics, a cognitive enhancement program, on life satisfaction, depression, and social interaction in a geriatric population (2002)
    Western Oregon University Psi Chi Conference - Monmouth, Oregon