TU Innovates Newsletter

A Focus On Leadership Development

To address skills gaps and help organizations achieve their mission, the Towson University Center for Professional Studies provides comprehensive training programs to government, business, and non-profit groups throughout Maryland. Trainers create customized programs that address strategic needs while empowering leaders with a focus on leadership development, emergency management and homeland security, and technology, management, and communication skills.

Ann Weller Dahl

Lifebridge Health Leadership Academy Grows at Towson University

TU Center for Professional Studies worked with Lifebridge Health to create a leadership academy for senior leaders to improve leadership skills as they relate to engagement, retention, and the team development. MORE


Professional Leadership Program for Women

Applications are now being accepted for the semester-long program for women leaders who are committed to increasing their capacity for leadership and influence. Participants will join a growing alumnae network. MORE


Saying Yes to Creativity: Innovation through Self Expression and Collaboration

A new, full-day training class created by TU Center for Professional Studies is designed to connect with your creative self while exploring ideas and skills outside your comfort zone. EMAIL US TO LEARN MORE

Engaging Our Communities

Ann Weller Dahl

CourseArc: A Case Study in Course Design, Ecosystem Leverage, and Persistence

While CourseArc has experienced hurdles, the company founders have used their connectedness of an evolving edtech ecosystem to build and scale a platform for instructors to create online courses. MORE


Osher Spotlight: Jackie Gratz

For more than a decade, Jack Gratz led the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TU. During her tenure, the group grew to include over 700 members and received an endowment of $1 million that supports long-term growth. MORE


Marlene Riley Recognized for Work with Older Adults

Through a partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Aging, TU professor Marlene Riley and occupational therapy students work to challenge the stereotypes of getting older and perform wellness screenings. MORE


Partnering to preserve and protect the Northern Map Turtle

The recent renovation of the 166-year-old Tome Gas House into a Visitors’ Center and TU Research and Education Center in Port Deposit helps to protect an endangered species while highlighting the town's history. MORE

What's Driving Maryland's Economy?

Ann Weller Dahl

Maryland and the Regional Economy

Last month Maryland's unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent as the unemployment rate for the rest of Mid-Atlantic region increased to 4.6 percent. Despite the changes, Maryland actually lost jobs and the Mid-Atlantic region held steady. MORE


Economic Impact of Opportunity Youth in Maryland

One in 10 16–24 year olds in Maryland is considered opportunity youth—neither employed nor in school. This population could make a significant contribution to the state's economy if they become members of the workforce. MORE


Employment Opportunities for Maryland’s Neuro-Diverse Workforce

Neuro-diverse individuals in Maryland face high unemployment rates, however neuro-diverse individuals often possess many of the skills employers are looking for. However, a “one size fits all” approach to hiring doesn't work. MORE

Keep Your Edge


PMP Boot Camp

Starts July 15, 2017

This boot camp is perfect for project managers with extensive experience who want to become PMP certified. MORE

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Accounting & Bookkeeping Specialist

Starts July 26, 2017

Learn the skills needed to qualify for positions in payroll, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable. MORE


Cyber Security Specialist

Starts July 25, 2017

Our entry-level program bundles three international certifications and prepares students for a career in cyber security. MORE

TU Innovates Newsletter

Division of Innovation and Applied Research
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With a focus on fulfilling Towson University's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, the Division of Innovation & Applied at Towson University works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.