Henley-Putnam University Announces Dean of Strategic Security Doctoral Program

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Security Industry Leader Lends Experience to Doctoral Program to Ensure Academic Excellence in Advanced Degrees

Henley-Putnam University is proud to announce that Linda Florence, Ph.D., has been appointed Dean of the Doctoral Program in Strategic Security.

Dr. Florence has over two decades of practical security industry experience and leadership, working with Fortune 1000 companies including Sprint, The Venetian Resort Hotel, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Fidelity Investments and the First Union National Bank. Dr. Florence maintains the professional designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is Board Certified in Security Management.

Dr. Florence combines her senior level security industry background with a passion for teaching and mentoring. She brings that blended scholar/practitioner approach to the job and has demonstrated a strong commitment to student success over her 20+ years of teaching. This year she has leveraged her record of academic excellence as Dean of the Strategic Security and Protection Management (SS&PM) program at Henley-Putnam University. She is now assuming responsibility for leading and overseeing the Doctoral Program in Strategic Security.

“Dr. Florence has made numerous valuable contributions to the SS&PM program in a very short amount of time,” said Jim Killin, Chief Executive Officer for Henley-Putnam University. “In assembling that program’s Advisory Board, she brought several of today’s top security practitioners to the University. Their wise counsel and practical recommendations ensure that our degrees represent the best available education in strategic security.”

As Dean of Doctoral Program in Strategic Security, Dr. Florence will evaluate existing programs and develop and implement new modules to ensure that all Henley-Putnam doctoral curriculum and faculty offer the greatest value to the student body, both during their studies at Henley-Putnam and throughout the remainder of their careers.

Dr. Florence graduated from George Mason University (GMU) with an undergraduate degree in Government & Politics. She then earned her Master’s of Science and her Ph.D. Magna Cum Laude in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Harold Abel School of Psychology, Capella University.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security & Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam’s Strategic Security curriculum includes a unique focus on deterrence and prevention, preparing students with the skill set to foresee and avert potential threats. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, 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 experienced faculty members from all branches of the military, intelligence and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOD, DOJ, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University’s website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam(dot)edu, or call 1-888.852.8746.

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