Speakers' Biographies

Jon Landis

Jon Landis is an assistant professor in the fields of educational leadership and educational technology at Millersville University.  Landis joined the faculty at Millersville in 2008 and is the graduate coordinator of the educational leadership program and teaches educational law and educational leadership theory classes for that program.  He also teaches educational technology and educational methods courses to undergraduates.  He has developed and delivered more than 240 staff development sessions covering more than 50 topics.

Prior to his position at Millersville, Landis served in Pennsylvania as a chemistry teacher, curriculum director, technology coordinator, and principal. Landis is an active speaker and advocate for Internet safety and technology integration for schools and organizations.  He recently spoke at The National Middle School Association in Indianapolis regarding Internet Safety.


Theodore Makauskas

Theodore Makauskas joined the Lancaster Police Force in 1986.  After completion of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in November 1986, he was assigned to Patrol duties. In March 2002, he was selected to be the T.E.A.M. (TEACHING EDUCATING AND MENTORING) Coordinator with the Bureau. This position is a liaison between the Lancaster Bureau of Police & the School District of Lancaster, where he teaches safety lessons from the T.E.A.M. Program on a daily basis. Theodore instructs approximately 800-900 classes per School year. He assists TFC THOMAS of the State Police with Troop "J" Camp Cadet. In July 2009, Theodore was awarded the Region #3 N.A.S.R.O. Award for Outstanding Services. He is a 1974 Graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School (Schuylkill County) and a 34-year High School Basketball Official, P.I.A.A. He retired from the PA ARMY National Guard in October 2006 at the rank of Sergeant First Class, with 30 years of service.

Scott R. Sutherland

Scott R. Sutherland has been employed as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for more than 22 years.  After his March 1988 graduation from the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, SA Sutherland was assigned to the Washington, D.C. field office where he investigated a variety of criminal matters with a primary focus on white collar crime and public corruption.  In December 1996, he was transferred to FBI Headquarters where he served in the Inspection Division and the Office of Professional Responsibility.  In August 1998, he was transferred to the Philadelphia Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Resident Agency, where he was assigned to investigate computer intrusion and sexual exploitation of children matters in addition to other investigative priorities.  He is currently serving in the Philadelphia Division Field Intelligence Group. SA Sutherland is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  Following graduation, he was designated a Naval Aviator and operationally deployed aboard two aircraft carriers as a helicopter pilot.  

Anthony Thomas

Anthony Thomas was born and raised in Lancaster City, and graduated from J.P. McCaskey in 1979.  He served in the USMC and became a Pennsylvania State Trooper in 1991.  He worked in patrol, crime, staff, fire marshal, and now community services officer.  He is married with two children and one grandchild.