Henley-Putnam University Honors Professor Sean Grier

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Experienced Law Enforcement Expert Receives Henley-Putnam University 2016 Faculty Excellence Award

Henley-Putnam’s security, counterterrorism, and intelligence studies students nominating Professor Grier emphasize that he is “exceptional in providing meaningful as well as knowledgeable feedback throughout course instruction,” that his “engagement was also excellent” and that he “draws upon significant past and current experience in order to convey the terminal learning objectives of the course material” to students. Students also note Professor Grier’s friendliness and timeliness in commenting on assignments. Above all, students commented on the fact that Grier encouraged them to learn and grow in completing course assignments.

The Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Barbara Burke, describes Professor Grier as a dedicated faculty member who does whatever is asked of him, mentors students, and takes ownership of the courses he teaches by using his experience to improve them. Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Amy DiMaio, sincerely appreciates Grier's "dedication to the University and its students consistently over the years, as well as his invaluable professional experience, which provides students with unique perspective on curriculum."

Professor Sean Grier has an extensive background, including over twenty-three years of professional law enforcement experience. He began his career on active duty with the U.S. Army Military Police and later transitioned to a position as a uniformed Police Officer in the Washington, D.C. area. He then accepted a position as a Special Agent with the Defense Security Service, headquartered out of the Pentagon, where he witnessed the horrific attacks on 9/11. Grier is currently employed as a Supervisory Federal Air Marshal. He earned his M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a M.Div. and M.A. from Liberty Theological Seminary. Professor Grier is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University, where he will soon be conducting research to complete the dissertation phase of the degree.

Nominations made by both students and members of Henley-Putnam University’s Academic Affairs Team determine the annual recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award. The Academic Affairs Team reviews 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, teaching excellence, scholarship, and other notable contributions or achievements, especially as those contributions relate to the University mission and institutional learning outcomes.
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 @ Henley-Putnam.edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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