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Assistant Professor of Practice

Justin Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a lifelong Lincolnite with an affinity for acquiring degrees from UNL:

  • 2020: Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • 2016: M.S. in Computer Science
  • 2013: B.S. in Computer Science
  • 2005: J.D. in Law
  • 1998: M.A. in Classics
  • 1996: B.A. in Latin and Economics

Firestone was a recipient of the Regents Scholarship for his B.A. and a recipient of the GRF-STEM fellowship from the National Institute of Justice for his doctoral degree. Firestone’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of computer science, synthetic biology, and regulatory frameworks, including how traditional software engineering principles could apply to synthetic biology.

In addition to teaching core Raikes School courses, Firestone also teaches Cyberlaw at the University of Nebraska College of Law.