By Melissa Layne, Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief for Internet Learning Journal
Are leaders born or made? This widely debated question has been a topic of conversation for decades. I decided to ruminate upon this question after being chosen as the recipient of the Wagner Award for Distance Education Leadership, sponsored by Pearson Learning Solutions.
From time to time, I ask members of the APUS leadership team to author blog articles. Dick Pera is Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies. Our faculty in that school have worked for traditional colleges and universities as well as worked on the frontlines of intelligence, homeland security, and national security operations. Dick’s piece is a reminder about the valuable work performed by many in that area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.