Danny Darden is a network engineer, a privacy advocate and security researcher. He is Associate Professor of Computer & Information Technology at Kilgore College and regularly teaches courses on information technology including computer security, computer networking, computer operating systems, and cloud deployment. He is a full-time Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Danny holds a MBA in Finance and International Business from LeTourneau University, a BS in Agriculture & Leadership Development from Texas A&M University, and an AS in Computer Science from Kilgore College. He has been active in the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He reads Internet Engineering documents at bedtime.

Danny has won awards for his research, quality of work, sales records, and most recently, for teaching. He has been a featured guest speaker on nationally syndicated radio, and he also developed one of the first bibliographic databases on the web for information command & control methods. He writes articles to help his students stay successful in the workplace and always challenges them to prepare for the career they desire.