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With the emergence of Competency-Based Education (CBE) in the higher education cosmos, the journey seeking continues. The career professional, retired service member, 'career changer,' overachiever and the like, are looking for ways to expand their knowledge bases and ultimately, earn degrees that acknowledge their skill sets. Discover how they are finding new ways of thinking through and realizing their education.

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Criminal Justice Professor Reflects on Emotional Police Unity Tour

In May, Dr. Karin J. Storm, assistant professor in criminal justice at Brandman University, supported thousands of law enforcement cyclists as they took part in the annual Police Unity Tour. The three-day fund raising ride took place on the east coast and raised almost $2 million dollars for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Here is Dr. Storm's account of this year's event.

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Graduate Student Thanks Her Support System And Inspires Positive Change

As a student-centric university, Brandman is dedicated to building a strong culture of support for its students and community members. Our academic advising team is a primary part of the many ways we ensure that students are provided the help they need to transition

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JBLM Campus Honors Dr. Mary Dean as Top Faculty Member

When Dr. Mary Dean started teaching at Brandman University nearly ten years ago, she never could have imagined that she would receive not one, but two faculty distinction awards over a 4-year period. But on May 1, Dr. Dean was named 2014 Faculty of the Year honoree for the JBLM campus, her second such honor.

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Top Career Paths for BA Psychology Graduates

By Lindsay Amanda on May 8, 2014

As a liberal arts and sciences degree, psychology is an interdisciplinary major that can open doors to a variety of career opportunities, which is why it is one of the most popular options at colleges worldwide. Most schools designate learning outcomes that foster critical thinking, methods of inquiry, research methodology, processes and the application of psychological principles

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Topics: Front Page, Alumni, School of Arts & Sciences

Healthy Snacks for College Students On The Go

By Lindsay Amanda on Apr 10, 2014

We understand that as a college student, you are constantly on the go, especially if you have full-time commitments in addition to homework and class. With only a few minutes between meetings, soccer practice, dinner and commuting it’s important to have healthy snacks throughout the day that are quick and good for you. Here are some of our favorite spring produce and nutrition bar options to help get you through your busy schedule.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, Student Life, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Nursing & Health Professions

Faculty Spotlight: David M. Long, J.D. 2013 Faculty of the Year

By Anonymous on Jun 21, 2013

Brandman University’s 2013 Faculty of the Year Award/School of Arts and Sciences, was presented to Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, David Long, who joined us as an adjunct in 2008. David is a true example of an instructor who makes the classroom experience relevant to the real world. I met with David to talk about his background and teaching philosophy.

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Topics: Schools, School of Arts & Sciences

Professor Brings Real-life Criminal Justice Experience to University Classes

By Anonymous on May 6, 2013

When Greg Gilbertson walks into the classroom, he brings with him a wealth of real-life experience, from his stint in the U.S. Army and early career as a police officer, to training and mentoring law enforcement officials in the Middle East, and even owning a private investigation firm. With all that experience, it’s teaching about it that motivates him. Gilbertson is currently an Adjunct Professor at Brandman University’s Lacey campus, and an Associate Professor at Centralia College, teaching Criminal Justice.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Arts & Sciences

Brandman's Heather Glanz Recognized as Santee School District Teacher of the Year

By Anonymous on Feb 21, 2013

Heather Glanz has been an adjunct Liberal Arts faculty member at Brandman since 2010 and a K-12 teacher in the Santee School District for 17 years. Having earned her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction in 2001, she uses her knowledge and passion for teaching in the classroom every day. Her enthusiasm has been recognized as she was recently named the Santee School District's teacher of the year!

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Topics: Schools, School of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Spotlight

John "Rocky" Hewitt Talks Criminal Justice Jobs

By Anonymous on Nov 21, 2012

As long as there is crime, there will be demand for skilled experts in the field of criminal justice. It is one of the fastest growing employment categories according to the U.S Bureau of Labor statistics, with tens-of-thousands of job openings in the next decade. As exciting as positions in local law enforcement or investigative work can be, the field of criminal justice is actually much larger than you may realize.

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Topics: Schools, School of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Spotlight