Mike Denning has been the Director of the Office of Graduate Military Programs since July 2011. A retired Marine Corps colonel, Mike is a graduate from the University of Kansas, the Naval War College, and a National Security Fellow from Harvard Kennedy School. He served in the Marine Corps for 27 years, commanded light-attack and tilt-rotor aviation units, and had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As the Director of GMP, Mike serves as the University's liaison to DOD for advanced civilian education programs and research proposals.
Mike is in his sixth year as a Leadership Studies instructor and has been instrumental in creating and implementing the course’s ethics curriculum.