Spring 2022
Issue 42
CPS Leads - A Quarterly Digest
GSPM Launches New Partnership with Texas Southern University: Student Group Participates in Immersive D.C. Political Residency
TSU and GSPM students visit the Department of Justice during the residency.
The first group of graduate students from Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) arrived at GW on March 20 for an immersive five-day program bringing them face-to-face with the people and processes that define American politics.

The students are part of a new partnership between GW’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and TSU, with plans for ongoing week-long residency programs during the fall and spring semesters. The partnership will strengthen the relationship between the Universities and foster academic and career pathways for students of color interested in applied politics.

Women in Homeland Security: Career Insights
Four women with noteworthy careers in homeland security served as panelists at a virtual fireside chat sponsored by three programs in the George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies: the master’s degree program in cybersecurity strategy and information management and the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in homeland security.

The discussion focused primarily on the various opportunities for women in the fields of homeland security and cybersecurity.

Russian Information and Cyber Warfare Threats: What We Know from the Russian Attack on Ukraine
Dr. Katuna and Ambassador Smith
By Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze and Ambassador David J. Smith

The George Washington University College of Professional Studies invited us to present Russian Information and Cyber Warfare Threats: What We Know from the Russian Attack on Ukraine. On March 14, we made a virtual presentation to current and prospective GW students.

This presentation, constantly updated, has been made worldwide for over a decade. At GW, we offer the current version to our classes just about every semester. This time, regrettably, the updates were all about Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

MPS in Publishing Program Launches New Journal
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Publishing recently launched the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (GWJEP), a new online journal managed by students in the graduate program, led by faculty member and editor-in-chief (EIC) Randy Townsend, Director of Publishing Operations, PLOS, and an editorial board of publishing leaders.

GWJEP provides MPS in Publishing students an opportunity for hands-on experience managing a professional-level journal, provides a forum for students to publish their Ethics in Publishing capstone projects, and involves the wider community of publishing, library, media and scholarly communication professionals and scholars as board members, peer reviewers, authors and readers.

Certified Green Office, four green leaves
College Receives Highest Level of Green Office Certification

We are happy to announce the Office of Sustainability has certified the College of Professional Studies (CPS) with the highest level of certification following the criteria of the Green Office Network at the George Washington University.

Cyber Intelligence book cover by Constance S. Uthoff.
Professor Connie Uthoff Publishes Cyber Intelligence Book

Assistant professor Connie Uthoff ‘s recently published book, Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies and Practices, provides a comprehensive overview of cyber intelligence, explaining what it is, why it is needed, who is doing it, and how it is done.

GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Receives Award for Coaching Work with Federal Prison Industries
2021 Leadership Development Award presented to Federal Prison Industries & GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership by the Training Officers Consortium
Over the last few years, participants in the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership’s (GW-CEPL) e-Co Leadership Coaching Certification program coached employees of the Federal Prison Industries (FPI) on how to grow leadership capacity in the context of developing a coaching culture within the organization.

The Training Officer’s Consortium presented the 2021 Leadership Development Award to GW-CEPL and FPI for their partnership.

Christopher Alan Bracey Named Provost
Provost Bracey
Christopher Alan Bracey, who has served as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since June 2021, has been named the permanent provost of the George Washington University.

Cody House
CPS Director of Online Learning to Co-Chair Industry Conference

Congratulations to Cody House, M.Ed., director of online learning and instructional technology in the College of Professional Studies, for his leadership role serving as the co-chair of the engagement team at the 2022 OLC Accelerate Conference. 

Alumnus Dr. Ugorji Appointed Commissioner of Homeland Security Ministry

Dr. Ugorji, a 2019 alumnus of the Homeland Security master’s degree program, has been appointed as Commissioner of the newly created Ministry of Homeland Security and Vigilante Affairs of Imo State in Nigeria. 

Two Sustainable Urban Planning Students Receive APA Diversity Scholarships
Arielle Lofton, Tambo Prince
Congratulations to Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) students Arielle Lofton and Tambo Prince for receiving the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association Diversity Fellowship (NCAC-APA). 

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