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Dr. Huebner has 35 years of experience in education and professional development in
interactive instruction/curriculum design, communication, leadership, and organization change.  She has consulted nationally and internationally with corporations, state and federal government agencies, medical institutions, and educational institutions.  Over the past 15 years, her work has been primarily with law enforcement
agencies at the local, state, and national levels.

For six year she held a full-time faculty appointment and chaired the Department of Leadership and Organization Development at Johns Hopkins University, where she co-designed and taught communication and leadership courses in the Police Executive Leadership. She was also named Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching.  After leaving Johns Hopkins, she served as the first Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Maryland Police Corps where she led the design of an interactive, problem-based curriculum.  She has consulted with a number of police agencies such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, United States Secret Service, Louisiana State Police, New York State Police, Massachusetts State Police and numerous local police organizations, working to improve instruction in academy and in-service training through the use of  Purposeful Teaching™, a dialogue based interactive instructional approach.  She has been a key note speaker at law enforcement conferences nationally, and has written a chapter on Entry Level Training for Community Policing.

Dr. Huebner has also created a problem-based curriculum to train School Resources Officers in conjunction with the Illinois Regional Institute for Community Policing, designed and implemented an interactive train-the-trainers program for Reno Police Department, and is the co-creator of the Purposeful Field Training Model.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in communication and education from University of Maryland, a master’s degree in communication disorders from Johns Hopkins University, and a doctorate in leadership, training, and organization change from University of Maryland.  She is currently working with the San Antonio Police Department in the development of a Shared Leadership Development Program.



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