Adrian Black

Adrian Black professional headshot photo in dark suit, white shirt and light blue tie
Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police Loyola University Maryland, GW Homeland Security Bachelor's Degree Program
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Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency Management
  • Crisis and Emergency Planning
  • Law Enforcement
  • Education

Adrian Black’s experience spans over 20 years in all sectors allowing for the breadth of experience he brings together in the classroom as part of the whole community approach to crisis and emergency planning.

After retiring from the Maryland State Police, Mr. Black entered the private sector and participated in all types of regional and local exercises with military, law enforcement, and private organizations. He also managed the closed point of dispensing program (C-POD) for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNL) as liaison for his organization and the District of Columbia. He co-presented emergency management to a government delegation from the People’s Republic of China, developed numerous emergency plans, and provided security and vulnerability assessments to private organizations. He also served on an advisory committee appointed by the county executive to address victims’ rights, criminal justice and budgeting for the County and State.

In his current role as chief of police at Loyola University, he chairs the threat assessment team and is responsible for all security operations at three campuses in the State of Maryland and a campus abroad. Adrian has brought together resources in public and private sectors to have Loyola University named the safest campus in Maryland under his administration.

An alum of the GW Homeland Security graduate program, Adrian brings his multi-faceted industry experience to the classroom to share his extensive experience with students. He enjoys paying it forward teaching while completing his doctorate in education.


  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Marymount University, 2023
  • Master’s degree in Homeland Security, The George Washington University, 2013
  • Maryland State Police Academy, 1998


Classes Taught

  • Crisis and Emergency Planning
  • Predictive Policing