MBU Professor Joins U.S. Department of State’s Efforts in the Republic of Georgia

This semester, Dr. Loftin C. Woodiel taught a new group of students – key officials from the Republic of Georgia and U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs asked the MBU professor to co-lead a two-day seminar on ethics and consult leadership at the Georgian Penitentiary and Probation Training Center.

The trip was a strategic portion of the Department of State’s to combat international production and trafficking of narcotics as well as terrorism and international crime. The Republic of Georgia, a previous member of the Soviet Union, began a transition to law enforcement policies similar to the United States beginning in 2003. It was renewed in 2012 after the replacement of elected public officials.

Woodiel is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Missouri Baptist University and Coordinator of the Lewis & Clark Regional Learning Center.