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

  • Police and Security Studies
  • Community Policing
  • Crisis and Emergency Planning

Adrian Black has worked in the public safety industry for more than 20 years. His current position as director of public safety for Loyola University, draws on his experience in the military, police force and higher education. In his leadership role at Loyola he is working to improve best practices in community policing, officer training and use of technology.

The Maryland native grew up in Montgomery County and served as a combat medic in the 3rd Infantry Division for the United States Army. After that, he went on to serve as a Maryland State Police officer.

Before joining the team at Loyola University, he worked as the associate director of emergency management at Georgetown University, where he spearheaded the department’s coordination with other university emergency management and first response agencies. He also has extensive volunteer and board member experience for local government and private organizations.

He brings his multi-faceted expertise into the classroom as an adjunct faculty member in the Homeland Security program at GW.



  • Candidate, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation, Marymount University
  • Master’s degree in Homeland Security (formerly called Safety and Security Leadership Program), The George Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, Liberty University



  • Apprenticeship in Teaching Program – Georgetown University Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (2015)
  • Senior Police Management Leadership Program – Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (2013)
  • Advanced Instructional Design – American Society for Training and Development (2013)
  • New Instructor and Lesson Plan Development (Instructional Design) – Maryland Police Training Commission (2013)
  • Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Military/Law Enforcement instructor Certification (2013)
  • Project Leadership Certificate – Cornell University (2011)


  • U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry Division, Soldier of the Month
  • U.S. Army, Expert Field Medical Badge
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Certificate of Achievement, 800th MP Brigade
  • Certificates of Achievement, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Maryland State Police Trooper of the Month Awards, Barrack "Q"
  • Georgetown University Police Department Employee of the Month

Classes Taught

  • Crisis and Emergency Planning
  • Predictive Policing