July 12, 2024

Introducing the New Director of Continuing & Professional Studies at UMW

Teresa Segelken, UMW's new director of Continuing and Professional Studies

Teresa Segelken, UMW’s new director of Continuing and Professional Studies

Teresa Segelken has been named Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. In this position, Segelken will be responsible for aiding in the expansion of credit and non-credit programs and course opportunities, developing associated content, and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of new programs in the greater Fredericksburg region.

“As the region’s only four-year institution, this role is a critical component of our outreach. Teresa’s work will support our industry partners who need to equip their existing workforce with the skills necessary to maintain their competitive edge,” said Kimberly Young, Associate Provost for Career and Workforce.

Segelken comes to UMW most recently from Headquarters Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, where she served as a Training and Curriculum Senior Specialist responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating training and programs for Marines and families. She worked to develop content in a variety of areas including personal financial management, mental wellness and self-care, recruiting, and new employee onboarding.

Segelken enters this role with a decade of experience as a community college instructor. She taught Psychology and Education courses to diverse student populations in New York, Nebraska, and North Carolina before coming to Virginia. She earned two degrees from the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) including a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and management, and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Methodology, concentrating in learning and cognition across the lifespan and effective teaching and evaluation strategies.

Segelken is looking forward to settling down in Fredericksburg and at UMW. “I look forward to the opportunity to work within this institution to meet the needs of the Fredericksburg community. My heart is in education; I’m excited for the opportunity to effect change on behalf of UMW.”

Segelken’s office will be located on UMW’s Stafford Campus.