Steven Schupak

When Steven Schupak talks about the state of public TV today, you can hear the excitement in his voice. “What other channel has membership? What other channel has people leaving money to them in their wills? Not very many,” he said. “That’s what public television is.”Continue Reading

Deneen Hernandez

When Deneen Hernandez discusses cyber security with her students, she stresses that the field doesn’t have to be jargon-filled or dull. The FBI forensic examiner and adjunct cyber security professor at UMUC points to the reported FBI investigation into allegations that the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into an internal Houston Astros network to steal players’ information.Continue Reading

Sabrina Fu

A scholar-practitioner by anyone’s standards, Sabrina Fu always looks for new ways to put her scientific knowledge and experience to work for the benefit of her students, as well as her community. In fact, this environmental management professor and Drazek Teaching Award winner views science as the gateway to solving many of the serious social and environmental challenges we face as a nation.Continue Reading

Dan Stouffer

From History Student to Published Author

It appears that brand-new UMUC alumnus Dan Stouffer (BA, History) already lives by the creed that Jermaine Montgomery (BS, Criminal Justice), a 2015 stateside student commencement speaker, encouraged fellow graduates to embrace: “Make every professional move undeniably bold—strive for nothing but excellence and accept no substitutes.”Continue Reading

Joellen Shendy

For Joellen Shendy, Unlikely Path Led to UMUC Registrar’s Office

As a student at Minnesota State University in the late 1980s, Joellen Shendy was passionate about a post-college career that would require active public engagement rather than paper pushing: criminal justice, public administration, forensic science, and law.Continue Reading

Ding Ren

Artist Teaches Photography to UMUC Students Online

One of Ding Ren‘s greatest sources of pride as a photography professor is when her students tell her they’re now looking at the world differently. “One told me, ‘I was having a conversation with my friend, and all I could see was how the light was hitting her face.’ And I was like, yes! That’s what I want!”Continue Reading

UMUC Professor Works on Inspiring Book and Film about the Children of Hiroshima

At first glance, the drawing, which displays the boldness and energy typical of children-artists, appears to depict two enormous fish ensnared by a fishing line set against a brilliant blue ocean. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the two “fish” are in fact bright red and black fish-shaped kites, soaring in the air above a Japanese landscape.Continue Reading