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Undergraduate Certificate in
Fundraising and Advancement


Ph.D., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Political Science, Virginia Tech
B.A., English, Virginia Tech

Dr. Bryan McDonald is director of interdisciplinary programs in the College of the Liberal Arts and an associate professor of history. His interests are in food, environment, security, and resilience, and his books include Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System and Food Security. He is co-editor of Global Environmental Change and Human Security and Landmines and Human Security. He has published more than 25 articles, book chapters, and reviews, as well as commentaries and policy documents.

Executive Masters, Organizational Leadership, Georgetown University
B.A., Communication Arts and Journalism, Wake Forest University

Tycely Williams is an online instructor for the fundraising and advancement certificate program offered by the College of Liberal Arts. She is an accomplished fundraising executive, currently serving as Chief Development Officer of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Previously, Ms. Williams has held senior development positions with the Blackbaud Giving Fund, America’s Promise Alliance, American Red Cross, and YWCA USA. She volunteers her time as both chair of the Nonprofit Alliance Foundation and board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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