In delivering degree and short-term training programs, the Office of International and Executive Programs (OIEP) is privileged to work with outstanding faculty and instructors, most of whom are affiliated with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), one UMD's largest and most academically challenging colleges.


Lester Andrist, PhD, teaches the courses “Research Methods” (CCJS605) and “Policy Analysis” (CCJS604) at the University of Maryland.

Robert Apel, PhD, teaches the course “Criminal Justice” (CCJS600) at Nanjing Normal University, China.

Kenneth Apfel teaches the course “Leadership in Groups and Organizations” (PUAF699G) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Michael Becker provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Rachel Berndtson, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of earth science.

Damian Blanck, M.Sc., provides training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Rusty Capps, a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent who now consults widely, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of terrorism, counter-terrorism and homeland security.

Deniz Cil, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of international relations and research methodologies.

Laura Dugan, PhD, teaches the course “Statistical Tools for Criminal Justice” (CCJS611) at Nanjing Normal University, China; additionally, she provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Elizabeth Duke, PhD, teaches the course “Public Management & Leadership” (PUAF711) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Devin Ellis, MPP, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of international negotiation and crisis management.

David GrollingMPS, provides online short-term training for overseas students in the field of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).

Joanne Hall, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of academic writing and research methodologies.

Paul Huth, PhD, advises OIEP on the content of short-term workshops and provides training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of international relations.

Wade Jacobsen, PhD, teaches the course “Criminology” (CCJS651) at Nanjing Normal University in China.

Beau Kilmer, PhD, teaches the course “Drugs and Crime” (CCJS680) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Robert Koulish, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields law and society, immigration policy, and national identity.

Gary LaFree, PhD and chair of UMD's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, teaches the course “Criminal Justice” (CCJS600) at Nanjing Normal University, China, and the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Daniel Matthew Levin, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of education.

Jeff Lucas, PhD and chair of UMD's Department of Sociology, provides online short-term training for overseas students in the field of sociology.

Jack (Jianguo) Ma, PhD, directs the UMD-Nanjing Normal University joint Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (MSGIS), a program co-managed by OIEP; additionally, he advises OIEP on the content of short-term workshops and provides training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of geographical sciences.

Thomas Mauriello provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, including the use of expert testimony and scientific evidence in the U.S. court system (for a profile of Prof. Mauriello by Maryland Today, please click here).

Douglas Meade, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of international economics.

Felicia Metz, J.D., provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations on U.S. intellectual property law and technology transfer.

Greg Midgette, PhD, teaches the course “Policy Analysis” (CCJS604) at the University of Maryland.

Kiminori Nakamura, PhD, teaches the course “Research Methods” (CCJS605) at the University of Maryland.

Githa Natarajan, M.Sc., provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of education.

Carol Pearson, PhD, teaches the course “Leadership” (PUAF692) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Lauren Porter, PhD, teaches the course “Criminal Justice” (CCJS600) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the course “Criminal Justice System Planning” (CCJS720) at the University of Maryland.

Diana Rehfeldt, MA and M.Ed, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of education.

Lawrence Sherman, PhD, teaches the course “Policing” (CCJS601) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sally Simpson, PhD, formerly served as Chair of the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice; in that capacity, she supervised all academic aspects of the UMD-Nanjing Normal University joint Master's degree in Criminal Justice and taught the course "Policy Analysis" (CCJS604) at the University of Maryland.

Wendy Stickle, PhD, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, including the U.S. criminal justice system, juvenile delinquency, and human trafficking. 

Gary Sweeten, PhD, teaches the course “Statistical Tools for Criminal Justice” (CCJS611) at Nanjing Normal University, China.

James Trusty, a former chief of the Department of Justice's Organized Crime and Gang Section, provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the fields of organized crime investigations and prosecutions, trial advocacy, sentencing proceedings, and the presentation of courtroom evidence.

John Watson provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of education.

David Wheatley, MA, co-teaches the course “Leadership in Groups and Organization” (PUAF699G) at the People's Police Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Ying Alice Zhang provides short-term training for visiting overseas delegations in the field of education. 

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