Stephen Lyford

Instructor of Computer Science

Campus:  Wharton
Division:  Technology and Business
Building:  P-106A
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX, 77488
Phone:  979-532-6479

Dr. Lyford is the Program Director of Computer Science and full-time instructor at Wharton County Junior College.  He has been teaching full time for eight years, and taught adjunct for four years.  Dr. Lyford mainly teaches Network Administration, Cybersecurity, Server, and Introduction courses.  He received his Bachelors in Computer Science and his Master's in Educational Technology from Sam Houston State University.  He received his Ph.D. from Northcentral University in Cybersecurity.  In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Lyford has over 15 years working in industry in multiple roles surrounding information technology and network administration.  He is married and has 3 kids; two boys and a girl.  Dr. Lyford is also the Children's pastor at First Baptist Church of El Campo.  

Office Hours:

Please see Dr. Lyford for current office hours


  • Ph.D. Cybersecurity -- Northcentral University
  • M.Ed. Educational Technology -- Sam Houston State University
  • B.S. Computer Science -- Sam Houston State University

Courses Taught:

  • COSC 1301 -- Introduction to Computing
  • BCIS 1305 -- Business Computing
  • ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems
  • ITSC 1325 -- Personal Computer Hardware
  • ITSC 2339 -- Personal Help Desk Support
  • ITNW 1345 -- Network Directory Services
  • ITNW 1316 -- Network Administration
  • ITNW 2335 -- Network Troubleshooting and Support
  • ITSY 1342 -- Introduction to Information Security
  • ITSY 2300 -- Operating System Security
  • CETT 1321 -- Electronic Fabrication
  • CETT 1331 -- Programming for Discrete Electronic Devices

Areas of Interest:

  • Operating Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Servers
  • Networks
  • Computer Hardware


Last Updated: 2/10/20