Towson University faculty receive more than $6 million in grants to support education, cyber security programs

Towson University (TU) faculty members have recently received more than $6 million in grants to support transformational programs in education and cyber security.

Six faculty members in the university’s Department of Computer & Information Sciences received a $3.9 million National Science Foundation grant to develop qualified cyber security professionals through TU’s CyberCorps program. And a five year, $2.2 million U.S. Department of Education grant will support the institution’s College of Education Associate Professor Patricia Doran’s EMPOWER project, which is creating a new teacher education model for combining ESOL, leadership skills and responsive decision-making to support the full continuum of English language learners (ELL).

TU is one of 19 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, and the first and only one in Maryland. TU’s College of Education is the oldest, largest and preeminent producer of teachers in the state, and its faculty initiated the very first cohort of interns focusing on the needs of ELLs.

Source: Towson University

 

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