Henley-Putnam University Professor to Take on Role in Human Terrain Systems for the United States Army

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Dr. Wonder to work within the HTS program in Social Science Research and Analysis

Henley-Putnam University, the country's leading accredited online institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security, is proud to announce that University professor Dr. Terri Wonder will be joining the United States Army as a Human Terrain Systems (HTS) Social Scientist. In this role Dr. Wonder will be developing research questions, polling questions and conducting data analysis as part of HTS's Social Science Research and Analysis arm.

Human Terrain System is a program run by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) that focuses on improving the military's ability to understand social and cultural factors within a region where troops are deployed.

"We are thrilled that Dr. Wonder has decided to dedicate herself to such an important project," said Michael Corcoran, PhD, Henley-Putnam University president and former U.S. Secret Service agent. "The Human Terrain Systems program focuses on using education and understanding to keep Americans safe both at home and abroad. This is a mission that Henley-Putnam has always supported and we wish Dr. Wonder all the best in her new pursuit."

About Dr. Wonder

Terri K. Wonder is a former college English teacher who has moved into the field of intelligence analysis, a profession which engaged her interest while conducting doctoral inquiry into a terrorist cell that had used her campus as a kind of forward base of operations. Prior to her assignment with the Human Terrain Systems program, Dr. Wonder taught in Henley-Putnam University's Doctoral Degree program, an advanced degree program covering multiple disciplines across intelligence, counterterrorism and protection. Dr. Wonder was also employed at a private security agency tasked with critical infrastructure protection and criminal property theft investigation.

Dr. Wonder is well published in the strategic security field, with publications including Re-Islamization in Higher Education from Above and Below: The University of South Florida and Its Global Contexts, 1986-2007 (2008). Also accepted for publication in The Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin is a study of tactical threat force indicators about mosque leadership coups (Fall 2008). Another article to appear in IALEIA Journal is "Organized Crime and Semi-Precious Metals Theft: A 'Premonitory' Model for Investigators and Analysts" (Spring 2008). She also has a book chapter to her name and numerous other articles published on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and North America, faith-based doctrine and education reform, and copper theft operational and tactical analysis.

About Henley-Putnam University

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor, Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection, a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security, and most recently added new Certificate Programs. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from renowned organizations such as the CIA and FBI. For more information on Henley-Putnam University visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu, call 888.852.8746.


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