Henley-Putnam University Honors Intelligence Studies Professor Gary Bowser

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Experienced Intelligence Expert Named Faculty of the Year

Henley-Putnam’s security, counterterrorism, and intelligence studies students who nominated Mr. Bowser for this award noted that he, “Sets the example for all professors, especially in an online academic environment. He provides excellent insight, guidance, mentorship, and leadership to his students. The student’s learning ability is greater due to his passion for the course material, experiences, and his students.”

Mr. Bowser’s students also commend his dedication, use of one on one discussions, and contribution to the professional development and academic success of his students. One of the student nominations emphasized Mr. Bowser’s ability to transfer his experience into an invaluable intelligence education:

“Mr. Bowser was instrumental in teaching me the broad brush strokes and finite nuances of intelligence work in the Cover, Recruiting, and Double Agents, Denial, and Deception coursework for my degree plan. His method was instrumental in grounding the learning so that I as a student could place myself into scenarios where I could almost gain a visceral feel for the teaching points he was providing. His extensive experience and ability to portray intelligence operations scenarios and personalities during my Cover course phone conversations with him were integral in my ability to craft and execute an intelligence cover plan under his instruction. He challenged me numerous times all the while keeping the learning points salient in our exchanges. I gained a great deal more than I bargained for in the courses that Mr. Bowser instructed me in. His thorough knowledge of the intelligence subject matter and his innate ability to realize that knowledge in me are things that I will carry with me for a lifetime.”

Another student validated Mr. Bowser’s ability to inspire and educate:

“It is Professors like Gary Bowser that have drawn me to Henley-Putnam and will have me taking intelligence classes even after I complete my Master’s degree and also continue to send all of my friends to the school to further their own intelligence education goals. I have even offered to pay for my former soldiers’ classes to get them started with Henley-Putnam, because with professors like Gary Bower, I feel they are actually going to learn the tools to be successful in their intelligence professions.”

The Provost of Academics, Dr. Amy DiMaio, describes Mr. Bowser as, “A valued member of the Intelligence Studies Program faculty at Henley-Putnam University, an individual who is committed to students, the field, and the University and demonstrates that level of commitment and expertise in every course he instructs. He is deserving of this award for his dedication and the contribution he continues to make to Henley-Putnam University.”

Mr. Bowser began teaching at Henley-Putnam University in 2007; he has Master’s of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a Master’s of Science in Political Science from Auburn University. Mr. Bowser is a retired military officer with over 40 years experience in the areas of intelligence, intelligence collection, and national security. In particular, he served overseas as a human intelligence field officer and Operations Officer for over six years. Mr. Bowser also has extensive experience in the Washington D.C. area as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Estimates Branch Chief. In this role he was involved in drafting and coordinating National Intelligence Estimates and many types of NATO documents. He has been involved internationally with intelligence operations and business operations in more than 40 countries. Mr. Bowser understands the critical role of human intelligence within the All Source Intelligence collection and analysis process. He is committed to teaching the intelligence principles and practical field procedures to Henley-Putnam University intelligence students who see our national security as a paramount responsibility.

Nominations made by both students and professional members of Henley-Putnam University’s Academic Affairs Administration determine the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award. The Academic Affairs Administrators review all nominations received for the award, focusing on the distinguishing contributions of the nominees, their length of service with the University, types of service within the University, and other notable contributions or achievements, especially as those contributions relate to the University mission and institutional learning outcomes for advancing the field of strategic security. The Award is decided by a vote, and the winner receives a certificate acknowledging this award.

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.

Henley-Putnam University delivers vital strategic security information and knowledge via an ideal platform for today’s non-traditional students: through 100% online, accredited courses available 24/7, taught by innovative faculty with real-world intelligence and security experience as well as top-notch academic credentials.

Henley-Putnam runs a new section of its 154+ courses every single month: no wait lists, no requirements to meet at set times, no limitations on learning. Classes are small, and most are taught by operationally-experienced security and intelligence community practitioners. The courses are rigorous, interesting, and relevant. Student surveys of Henley-Putnam graduates consistently show 98-99% satisfaction with its programs, customer service, and academic instruction. BS, MS, and doctoral level degrees, as well as certificates, are available.

Each certificate and degree offered by Henley-Putnam relates directly to careers in intelligence management, counterterrorism, law enforcement, corporate security, military intelligence, and homeland security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; many different certificate programs at the BS and MS level, and even foreign language courses.

For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising (at) Henley-Putnam (dot) edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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