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

UMUC Professor Robert Walker Writes Best Seller

Professor’s Travel Book a Fixture on Amazon.com Best-Seller List

For the first 10 years of his professional career, Robert Walker operated tours and arranged meetings and conventions for General Electric’s housewares and audio business division. The tax attorney and professor, who started traveling in high school, has visited 125 countries. But, he is quick to point out, he still has 75 countries left to see.Continue Reading