Norwich University names top Corps leader for upcoming academic year

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 9, 2018

Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider and Commandant of Cadets Col. Michael Titus announced that Morgan Woods, of Newton, Mass., has been selected to serve as the 2018-19 Regimental Commander, the highest-ranking cadet of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets (NUCC).

Cadet Command Sergeant Major Woods is a Psychology major and student-athlete, serving as assistant captain on the women’s rugby team. Woods also serves on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; the Honor Committee; is president of the Psi Chi Honor Society; and a member of the Sigma Delta Pi honor society. Woods is one of seven students selected to travel to the Israel/Palestine region this spring as part of the Olmsted Foundation-supported Overseas Cultural Immersion Trip through Norwich University’s Peace and War Center.

Woods plans to commission into the Army after graduating in May 2019.

“Throughout the interview process, Morgan stood out as a no-nonsense, tough leader,” Titus said. “She’s articulate, intelligent and balanced. She has the right set of skills and, more importantly, the right attitude to lead the Corps through a challenging organizational restructuring and into our bicentennial year.”

Regimental staff sections are assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Led by the regimental commander and the command staff, they perform administration, operational planning, logistics and other key functions.

Woods and next year’s cadet officers and NCOs will be formally promoted during a Corps of Cadets Review with Change of Command Ceremony on Friday, May 4, 2018. The ceremony will be held on the Upper Parade Ground at 3 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Poet Karin Gottshall to Kick Off Poetry Month

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 9, 2018

Norwich University’s Writers Series presents award winning author Karin Gottshall on Monday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room. This visit kicks of Poetry Month for Norwich University.

Gottshall teaches at Middlebury College and directs the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf. She released her first collection of poetry in 2007. This collection, “Crocus,” won the Poets Out Loud Prize and was published by Fordham University. According to Alberto Rios: “The poems in ‘Crocus’ offer crisp language, language that speaks to new views, felt and therefore inherently worthy ways of reporting, all made forceful by strong and easy narrative guidance.”

Her second collection, “The River Won’t Hold You,” won the Ohio State University Press Prize. She is the author of three chapbooks as well: “Flood Letters,” “Almanac for the Sleepless,” and “Swan.” Allison Titus writes: Karin Gottshall’s poems are compelling invitations to an interior landscape that feels relentlessly surprising. Her poems contain an attention to melancholy that’s startling for its loveliness; here the darkness is tender if unsettling, and the observations feel vital and new.”

Norwich Writer’s Series is produced to the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications. All Writer’s Series events are free and open to the public.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Presents Writer, Critical Theorist, and Scholar of Religion Sarah Sentilles

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 8, 2018

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Welcomes Sarah Sentilles, author of “Draw Your Weapons,” to speak about art, war, peace, and the possibility of justice on Friday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Books will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Sentilles is an acclaimed writer, critical theorist, and scholar of religion. The author of four books, she has engaged complex social issues ranging from women as ministers in the church, to ending one’s relationship with God, to education in poverty-stricken areas of the U.S. She earned her Bachelor’s at Yale and has a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctorate in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University.

In her newest publication, “Draw Your Weapons,” Sentilles asks important and difficult questions that are formed around the core of the book: the idea that art may offer tools for remaking the world. “Draw Your Weapons” has received praise from many quarters including Oprah magazine and the National Book Review. For more information, see http://www.sarahsentilles.com.

The Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Recruiting Businesses for Free Leadership Summit

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 7, 2018

Norwich University’s Leadership & Change Institute, a center of excellence, invites organizations to participate in its sixth Annual Leadership Summit in which graduate students work with businesses on issues of organizational leadership.

Completely confidential, students are organized into cross-disciplinary groups and paired with partner business representatives to tackle the organizational leadership challenges brought to the group in a think tank problem-solving event.

One past participant noted: “It brought together a diverse group of people completely unfamiliar with our organization yet they were able to bring us ‘outside the box’ for a fresh perspective and new ideas.”

Who: The Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute

What: 2018 Annual Leadership Summit – Free for organization participants

When: June 20 (1 -5 p.m.) OR June 21 (8 a.m. -12 p.m.)

Where: Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.

Why: Benefits of participating include: A group of professionals working with your organization to address your toughest leadership challenges with a values-based approach, a post-summit comprehensive report, and employee tuition incentives towards Norwich online master’s programs.

How: Contact us at nulci@norwich.edu or sign up directly at https://orgsync.com/127331/forms/259801.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Writers Series Brings Author Elizabeth Hand to Campus

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 6, 2018

Norwich University’s 2018-19 Writers Series presents award-winning author Elizabeth Hand on Monday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

The author of fourteen novels and four collections of short fiction, Hand has won the Nebula, World Fantasy, James Tiptree Jr., Shirley Jackson, and Mythopoeic Awards.

Hand’s work encompasses all modes of the fantastic and, more recently, has branched into crime fiction. Her 1997 novel “Glimmering” forecasts issues of climate change that occupy today’s headlines. Legendary musician Richard Thompson of Fairport Convention praised her award-winning 2016 novella “Wylding Hall” for its magical portrayal of the British folk-rock scene of the early 1970s.

The New York Times called Hand “a superior stylist;” Booklist praised her explorations of “the translucent borderland between magic and reality;” and Publishers Weekly declared: “Hand does for upstate New York what Stephen King has done for rural Maine.”

Her most recent books are “Hard Light” (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2016), the third book in her series of crime novels featuring photographer Cass Neary, and “Fire. Plus…” (PM Press, 2017), a collection of stories and essays. She is a longtime reviewer and critic for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and teaches in the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA Program. She lives on the Maine coast.

Hand is brought here by the Norwich University Writer’s Series and will give a presentation about her works and achievements. She will then open the floor to questions from the audience.

Norwich Writer’s Series is produced by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications. All Writer’s Series events are free and open to the public.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Professor Researching Evolution of American Education System Earns Several Prizes

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 5, 2018

Norwich University Assistant Professor of History and Political Science Mark Boonshoft has been awarded three prizes for his research on the evolution of the American education system.

Boonshoft earned the Board of Fellows Faculty Development Prize for the 2018-2019 academic year for his project, ““The Rise and Fall of ‘Monarchical’ Education and the Making of the American Republic.”

The $8,000 award will support Boonshoft’s work to finish the writing and revision of a book manuscript that analyzes a transformation in American education during the 1810s-1820s, traces the emergence of republican self-government in America, and, in turn, explains why future generations of Americans would demand access to schooling in order to lay claim to the rights of citizens.

Boonshoft was also named a 2018-19 fellow for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. The $10,000 award will fund three months of residency at Mount Vernon, during which time Boonshoft will research partisan debates over education in the first decades after American independence.

In addition, Boonshoft recently was awarded a $1,500 grant from the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati to research the archives of the Society of the Cincinnati, which was founded in 1783 by former officers from the Continental Army. He aims to uncover why, in the years after independence, the organization invested in schools, especially elite secondary schools called academies, research critical to his book project.

Boonshoft explains: “Neither the American Revolution nor the Constitution resolved the two central dilemmas of transitioning from monarchical to republican governance: how to transform subjects into citizens who can rule themselves, and how to determine who should wield power in a society premised on equality. This project argues that founding-era Americans solved these dilemmas through education.”

In researching the history of the American system of education, Norwich University founder Captain Alden Partridge features prominently. Boonshoft writes: “Alden Partridge revolutionized military and civic education in this period when he founded the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy, which later became Norwich University. In the brief justifying his new ‘system’ of education, Partridge decried the ‘anti-republican and monastic’ sort of schooling that dominated the United States.”

Boonshoft’s expertise focuses on the American Revolution and the American founding as well as the history of American education. He served as a post-doctoral fellow at the New York Public Library as the historian on the Early American Manuscripts Project.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Peace and War Center Presents NATO Expert

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 2, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center presents “Allies and Adversaries: NATO’s Evolving Role,” a talk by International Relations Professor and former NATO Advisor Alexis Vahlas, Ph.D. on Monday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

Vahlas has a Master of Law from the University of Montreal and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Paris II. He is currently a professor at the University of Strasbourg and has expertise in legal and political matters of international affairs, specifically multilateralism, dismemberment of states, crisis management, and terrorism. Vahlas is widely published on these issues and the way international organizations like NATO, the European Union, and United Nations address them. He teaches courses at the graduate level to prepare students to serve as diplomatic advisors. To best prepare students for this role he draws on his extensive practical experience. Vahlas has held several roles with NATO including Political Advisor for the NATO Stabilisation Force in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina; NATO observer to the Western European Union Parliamentary Assembly; Chief Political Advisor to the Commander of NATO Headquarters (JFC) in Naples; and Chief Political Advisor for the NATO certification process of the Rapid Reaction Corps-Lille.

Established in 2015, Norwich University’s Peace and War Center advances scholarship and deliberation on warfare and its mitigation, processes, and conditions of peace. The Center’s work emphasizes research and discussion on the precipitating factors and preconditions of war and peace. In order to understand the cycles of war and peace, it is critical to examine the role of culture and language, analyze the ideological roots of turmoil, and stability, and the evolving role of technology. The Center is designed to be a multi and interdisciplinary mix of international scholars and practitioners.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Peace and War Center Presents NATO and Defense Expert

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 28, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center presents “The U.S., NATO and the transatlantic defense,” a talk by adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Jim Townsend on Tuesday, March 6, at 12:15 p.m. in Room U125-Partridge Hall.

This event is free and open to the public.

At CNAS Townsend is building a Transatlantic Security Program with former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States and CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program Julianne Smith. Their program has become the crossing point for Europeans and Americans who want to know more about the Transatlantic community—how it works, the institutions that underpin it, and how to do business in the community.

Before going to CNAS, Townsend spent eight years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for European and NATO Policy. That assignment completed more than 34 years of work primarily on European and NATO policy in the Pentagon, at NATO and at the Atlantic Council. His work spanned the Cold War, post-Cold War political reconstruction in Europe and Europe’s new challenges including Russia and terrorism.

Townsend earned a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Economics and American Foreign Policy.

Established in 2015, Norwich University’s Peace and War Center advances scholarship and deliberation on warfare and its mitigation, processes, and conditions of peace. The Center’s work emphasizes research and discussion on the precipitating factors and preconditions of war and peace. In order to understand the cycles of war and peace, it is critical to examine the role of culture and language, analyze the ideological roots of turmoil, and stability, and the evolving role of technology. The Center is designed to be a multi and interdisciplinary mix of international scholars and practitioners.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

 

Norwich University Presents Prominent Oromo Novelist, Scholar and Filmmaker Teferi Niggusie Tafa

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 20, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center presents “The Traditional Citizen Soldier: The Oromo Gadaa System in Ethiopia,” a presentation by prominent Oromo novelist, scholar and filmmaker Teferi Niggusie Tafa on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 4-5 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library South Instruction Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tafa is a visiting scholar at Norwich University. In addition to publishing the first (and so far only) scholarly analysis of Oromo-language novels, he has also published several of his own novels in the Oromo language, including the award-winning “Jaalala Dhuga,” by Macmillan Publishers in London and “Qondalticha,” a satirical film. His research interests ranges from nationalism, literature, and film studies.

Established in 2016, Norwich University’s Peace and War Center advances scholarship and deliberation on warfare and its mitigation, processes, and conditions of peace. The Center’s work emphasizes  research and discussion on the precipitating factors and preconditions of war and peace. In order to understand the cycles of war and peace, it is critical to examine the role of culture and language, analyze the ideological roots of turmoil, and stability, and the evolving role of technology. The Center is designed to be a multi and interdisciplinary mix of international scholars and practitioners.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Brings Leaders in Cybersecurity to Campus for Second Annual Summit

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 19, 2018

The second annual Norwich University Cyber Security Summit will take place on the Norwich University campus June 18-20, 2018. This event will bring together an international cadre of experts in the fields of information security and assurance, business, public administration and more to discuss the latest in federal cyber security policy, and the practical applications of cyber defense on state and local levels.

Mid- and executive-level managers seeking to broaden their organizations’ approaches to prudent cyber security practices will gain insight from a series of workshops and discussions on relevant issues facing the industry. Topics will include critical infrastructure protection; cybercrime; the dynamism of the open Internet and communication technologies; and the management of cyber programs. Registration for the Cyber Security Summit is now open; visit the event website to learn more.

The $650 cost of registration includes all meals and housing in dorms; or attendees can stay off campus and register for $550.

Taking place during Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ Residency Week, the 2018 Cyber Security Summit promises to be one of the week’s highlights.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Thomas Hyslip currently serves as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Department of Defense, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), Cyber Field Office, Eastern Resident Agency. Prior to joining the DCIS in 2007, he was a special agent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Criminal Investigation Division, and the U.S. Secret Service. Throughout his 17 years of federal law enforcement, he has specialized in cybercrime investigations and computer forensics. Hyslip is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has a mix of active duty and reserve assignments spanning over 20 years, including assignments with the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Army Reserve Information Operations Command. In 2005, he deployed to Iraq with the 306th Military Police Battalion and earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Action Badge.

Cheri Caddy leads a private-public cybersecurity program at the National Security Agency that engages stakeholders to cooperatively address technical and operational cyber risks of national security systems and critical infrastructure. Previously, Caddy served as Director for Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council, where she coordinated the cybersecurity efforts for members of the private sector, foreign partners, and federal and state governments. She has also held significant positions with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the White House.

Working for the Department of Homeland Security, Dr. Billy Powers serves as a Senior Advisor for the National Protection & Programs Directorate (NPPD) Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness (BCEP) division. In this role, he manages the implementation of individual and organizational preparedness policies within NPPD. Powers has served as a Professional Staff Member with the United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (110th Congress) and was integral in crafting a comprehensive National Security Strategy to protect the United States in the event of natural disasters or acts of terrorism. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and holds numerous national certifications in areas related to emergency response.

Dr. Ruth Stilwell is the Executive Director of Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC, a core faculty member in Norwich University’s Master of Public Administration program, and a leading authority on integrated space and aviation policy and governance. Her work was recently published in the Journal of Space Safety Engineering. Stilwell’s numerous publications cover a wide range of topics in space and aviation, public safety, and industry reform, and have influenced key U.S. legislation. From 2010-2015, Stilwell served as the industry expert representing air traffic controllers on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Navigation Commission in Montreal; she currently serves on the Technical Committee on Human Spaceflight Safety of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, which is working to develop safety guidelines for human commercial spaceflight.

Stephen Creamer is the Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at the International Civil Aviation Organization. Creamer has held a number of executive and managerial positions at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration with over 33 years’ experience in the Air Traffic and International Aviation organizations. Such roles include serving as FAA Regional Office Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and serving as a member of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission. More recently, his work has focused on the international implementation of procedures and technology systems that improve aviation safety, with special attention paid to maintaining capacity and efficiency.

For more information on the 2018 Cyber Security Summit, and a full schedule of events, please visit the event website.

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

Norwich is also home to GenCyber@NU, a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation-funded cybersecurity camp for high school students.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu