PSIA Professor Dr. Eddie Mienie Creates Intelligence Course for High School Students
Dr. Edward Mienie, Executive Director of Strategic Studies Program & Partnerships and Associate Professor of Strategic & Security Studies at UNG, has created a course on intelligence studies for high school students.
Dr. Mienie was approached by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) last year asking him if he was interested in participating in a Steering Committee to help develop the course. He worked with the DOE and a representative of high schools in Georgia to create the syllabus for the class, which will be an elective course for high school students in Georgia.
As per the standard, the syllabus was posted for public comment for 30 days. The Georgia State Board of Education met and approved the syllabus and Dr. Mienie is now working on creating the content around the syllabus.
The course should be launched by 2021.
Dr. Mienie is a seasoned professor of Strategic & Security Studies. This semester, he is teaching three courses: “U.S. Intelligence Community,” “Introduction to Intelligence,” and “Comparative Military Systems.”
Dr. Mienie has more than 20 years of experience working in international relations and business, media relations, and coalition building. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of South Africa and received his doctorate in international conflict management while teaching and leading the academic exchange program with South Africa at Kennesaw State University.