BARKER NAMED DEAN OF CCBC SCHOOL OF JUSTICE
Baltimore County, Md. – The Community College of Baltimore County
(CCBC) announces the appointment of Beth Barker to the position of
dean of CCBC’s new School of Justice. Barker is a veteran of 22
years as a Security Police Officer in the United States Air Force
(Major, retired), and has directed law enforcement operations at
air bases stateside as well as in Korea, Greece, England and
Germany. Most recently, she developed a Criminal Justice
curriculum at Central Pennsylvania College in Summerdale, Pa.
Barker holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Sociology from St.
Leo College in Tampa, Fla., and a master’s degree in
Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of
Louisville (Ky.). She is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI
National Academy in Quantico, Va. and is the recipient of a number
of military commendations.
The challenge of developing the framework, curriculum, philosophy
and direction of this new CCBC endeavor that most appeals to
Barker, who said that she is very excited about what CCBC will be
doing in the next three to five years. “I see so many things on
the horizon,” she said. “The timing for establishing the School of
Justice is near perfect. With the current domestic and worldwide
attention on security issues, we’re poised to offer excellent
educational and training opportunities for students entering or
already working in the field.”
The CCBC School of Justice
will provide a single point of focus for academic programs and
customized learning experiences in a variety of areas, including
law enforcement, security, corrections, rehabilitation, and law.
These programs of study are expected to attract personnel from
criminal justice organizations, professionals, and other motivated
learners in the Baltimore metropolitan region and around the state.
Barker’s energies are currently directed at charting out the first
year of the program, including developing curriculum, integrating
the program with other CCBC areas such as Information Technology
and Allied Health, and working on innovative ideas for marketing
Barker is also energized about the
partnership that already exists between CCBC and the Baltimore
County Police Training Academy. “Without a doubt their expertise
and facilities will be valuable to our students, and we certainly
can be of benefit to them in terms of the breadth and depth of our
program and educational opportunities,” Barker said.
CCBC is one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges noted nationally
for its commitment to student learning. CCBC is a premier,
learning-centered, single college, multi-campus institution
consisting of three comprehensive campuses and five extension
centers in metropolitan Baltimore County, Md. CCBC serves its
diverse community as a center for lifelong learning to improve the
quality of life in Baltimore County and the region.