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Dean Dr. Susan Gooden: Takes on COVID-19 and the Worldwide Pandemic

Transitioning into her new role as Dean of VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Dr. Susan Gooden brings with her decades of experience. Dr. Gooden’s hands-on approach to teaching combined with her determination, optimism and social literacy makes her the ideal leader to elevate the institution and its nation-leading programs. Be it the pandemic or the recent focus on social and racial equity across the nation, Dr. Gooden’s knowledge and professional background affords her insight into the most important issues facing our nation today, an insight that Dr. Gooden is eager to share with the VCU community.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Common Cyber Threats: Malware, Ransomware and Cyber Interference Operations

Cyber security threats have increased dramatically in recent years. Explore the types of cyber threats and learn how to mitigate the impact of cyber attacks.

Monday, March 23, 2020

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What Is Homeland Security in the U.S.?

What is homeland security? Discover how Virginia Commonwealth University’s Online M.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness empowers graduates to protect the nation.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Counter terrorism officers in parade crowd are on alert for domestic terrorism threats.

What Is Domestic Terrorism?

Learn what domestic terrorism is and how homeland security and emergency preparedness professionals work to keep Americans safe from this evolving threat.

Friday, November 29, 2019

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5 Challenges of Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure protection is a rewarding challenge. Learn how to train for careers in the vital fields of homeland security or emergency preparedness.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Careers After the Military in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Your military experience equips you to serve in many key veteran careers after the military. Discover the rewarding job opportunities that await veterans.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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Disaster Preparedness and Management Careers

The need for professionals who can protect the country is on the rise. Find out about career opportunities in disaster preparedness and management

Friday, November 1, 2019

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Exploring Homeland Security Careers

Explore homeland security careers and learn how VCU equips tomorrow’s leaders for public good with its online HSEP graduate program, the first in the U.S.

Monday, October 28, 2019