Success Tips for Adult Learners

GW's Homeland Security Programs' Expert Faculty and Alumni Discuss Balancing Career, Life Demands, and the Benefits of Earning Your Degree

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Success Tips for Alumni

""The Dean of the College of Professional Studies will host this very special conversation with esteemed faculty and alumni from GW's Homeland Security programs.

During this virtual conversation, our panelists will provide unique insights into how they balanced continued education with their busy work and life schedules. Experts will also share their personal keys to academic success and the value of earning a degree(s) in Homeland Security from GW.

Join us to learn about the diverse opportunities available and how you can prepare for and succeed in this field.

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Panelists:

  • Bobby Baker: Principal Training Specialist in the Counter-Terrorism Division with Mission Support and Test Services, LLC. Bobby earned a Bachelor of Applied Science from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Professional Studies from The George Washington University.
  • Kathleen Harasek: Chief of the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad and Homeland Security Faculty at The George Washington University. Kathy earned a Master of Education from the University of Maryland and a Master of Professional Studies from The George Washington University.
  • Adrian Black: Homeland Security Faculty at The George Washington University. Adrian earned a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University and a Master of Professional Studies from The George Washington University. He is a Doctoral Candidate at Marymount University.
  • Simon Mantel: Former Deputy Director of the Secretary of Defense Communications Office. Simon earned an Associate's degree and Bachelor's degree in Professional Studies from The George Washington University and a Master of Science from Seton Hall Law School. He also completed the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University.

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Opening Remarks and Moderator: 

  • Liesl Riddle, Dean, College of Professional Studies; Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs

""Additional Remarks by:

  • Jeff Delinski, Program Director, Homeland Security Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
  • Elaine Lammert, Program Director, Homeland Security Master's Degree Program

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Co-Sponsored by Homeland Security Programs:

  • GW’s Homeland Security Master’s Program is designed to prepare working professionals with experience in fields including law enforcement, emergency management, government contracting, intelligence, corporate security, public safety, public health preparedness, and the military for future leadership positions. The program is taught by acknowledged experts who draw upon their firsthand knowledge and strategic expertise.
  • GW's Homeland Security Bachelor of Professional Studies Program provides a state-of-the-art educational experience for working professionals. The innovative curriculum is delivered online and taught by experts from the Homeland Security profession.