Colorado State University - Pueblo names David Malet as Honors Program Director
PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo Provost Dr. Peter Dorhout has announced the appointment of Dr. David Malet, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of the Homeland Security certificate program, as the Director of the University Honors Program, effective immediately.
Malet received his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Boston University, and his M.A. from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University, where he also taught in the honors program and served on the curriculum development committee. His dissertation on foreign fighter recruitment is being published by Oxford University Press.
Since joining the CSU-Pueblo faculty in 2009, Malet has been instrumental in establishing the Homeland Security program for the University, which prepares students, military, law enforcement and emergency personnel for careers in the industry through knowledge of basic concepts of homeland security, how to react to disaster situations, and how to prevent potential disasters from happening. In May, 14 students earned the first certificates, while more than 80 students have taken at least one course in the program.
Interim President Dr. Julio Leon engaged the faculty and deans to create a new University Honors Program on campus and last spring inducted a class of more than 20 high achieving students from Pueblo and throughout the state, who all will receive scholarship awards based on student profiles and financial need. Honors students will be brought together throughout the academic year engaging in unique seminars, special honors courses, faculty-mentored research and scholarly endeavors, and community and service activities.