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Ana Abad-Jorge

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management & Certificate in Health Sciences Management
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My own experience confirms my belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning. I know what it's like to take courses online and to make sacrifices to devote myself to my studies. But I also know the kind of opportunities education opens up.

After 27 years spent working with the most vulnerable of patients as a pediatric nutritionist with the UVA Health System, Ana decided to pursue her lifelong goal of teaching. She earned her doctorate part-time in higher education and adult learning, …

Angela Orebaugh

Certificate In Cyber Security Analysis
Certificate In Cyber Security Management
Certificate In Information Technology
Ph.D, George Mason University - Information Technology
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My own experience confirms my belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning. I know what it's like to take courses online and to make sacrifices to devote myself to my studies. But I also know the kind of opportunities education opens up.

Angela came to SCPS after over 20 years in the IT and computer science industries, starting as a database programmer and working her way up to a job as a fellow and chief scientist leading cybersecurity …

Celeste Greene

Certificate in Public Administration
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It's great to hear from former students that our courses really helped their careers.
Celeste Greene is not afraid to innovate. As a faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University in the 1990s, she was an early adopter of online learning. Moving to Virginia’s Tidewater area from San Diego State …

Charlotte Matthews

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
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I want my students to realize that good writing just doesn’t happen. You have to work at it.

Associate Professor Charlotte Matthews is a well-regarded poet with three full-length collections to her credit. It is not surprising, therefore, that she brings her sense of the poet’s craft to the writing …

Fan Gao

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
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Students at BIS have fulfilled my expectations. They are really engaged and ask very good questions.
Fan Gao realized she had a vocation for working with adult learners as a doctoral student in interpersonal communication and psychology at Northwestern University. She also taught at Northeastern Illinois …

Jim Simos

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNING
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By teaching financial planning, I'm giving my students the opportunity to similarly impact their clients’ lives.
Jim Simos tends to downplay his considerable experience.  “I like to tell people I have a diversified business background,” he says. “But what that really means is that I have had four or five unrelated …

John McCarthy

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT
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I’m proud to be part of an organization that recognizes veterans and the sacrifices they have made.
“UVA and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are very special for their continued support of veterans,” notes John McCarthy, who served as a naval officer on active duty for more than six years …

Julia May

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
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I enjoy stepping out of my intellectual comfort zone, and I encourage my students to join me.
Julia May describes herself as the quintessential lifelong learner. That’s one of the attractions for her of her chosen field—art history. “Art history gives you a window into virtually any subject,” she says. …

Nammy Lee

CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING
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Each learner’s history and experiences affect their learning style and pace.
As an assistant professor, Nammy Lee sees herself as a facilitator, helping students master the intricacies of accounting and meet their professional goals. As an administrator, she has a different purpose. …

Rashida Biggs

CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH SCIENCES MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN HEALTH SCIENCES MANAGEMENT
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I like bringing in real-world examples of issues hospitals are facing and challenging students to solve them.
Rashida Biggs is driven by the desire to help people master the knowledge and competencies they need to advance their careers, an approach that distinguishes the courses she teaches in the Bachelor of …

Stephen Levine

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
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It is extremely energizing to teach adult students, especially the highly motivated students in our program.
Stephen Levine likes to play the blues—so much so that he is part of an acoustic blues duo—Dr. Levine and the Dreaded Blues Lady. But when he talks about the School’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary …

Steven Soares

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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As a teacher, you have to decide where you want to take your students and guide them along that path...
Taking an online class from Veteran Steven Soares is an immersive experience, thanks to his own desire to learn and his passion for teaching others. “Whether I’m at my job or with friends, there is always …

Susan Salko

POST-BAC PRE-MED PROGRAM
M.S., University of Scranton - Counseling
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I stand ready to guide you through what is a rigorous but exciting first step on your journey to becoming a physician.

Susan Salko has nearly 20 years of experience helping pre-meds succeed in their quest to get to their White Coat Ceremony. Before joining UVA as associate director of health professions advising in 2010, she served as an advisor and on the admissions …

Tim Longo

MASTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY
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MPS graduates will gain the data-driven knowledge, best practices, and practical skills required for law enforcement leadership.

With law enforcement coming under increased scrutiny, there is a pressing need for leaders who are firmly grounded in our constitutional framework, who can build strong community relationships, and who are …