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AMC Professor Named One of 15 Top Arson Investigation Professors

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Technology and learning techniques make the difference when it comes to information delivery and retention. This masters degree will hone instructional leadership, allowing graduate students to make the most of their instructional capabilities through educational technology. Ultimately, the program provides the core knowledge to create engaging learning experiences that lead to enhanced performance and outcomes among students with diverse learning styles and capacities.

A crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, staff and first responders from area communities assembled for a live burn demonstration orchestrated Anna Maria’s Fire Protection Systems students. The goal of the demonstration was to illustrate the life-saving difference sprinklers play when fire strikes.

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AMC students enjoyed the “classroom” of Rome, Italy during Anna Maria College’s 2014 Summer Study Aboard program. Theology professor Michael Lombardo, PhD, will again lead the Italy trip in summer 2015, while fellow Humanities professor Lisa LeBlanc, PhD, led the Study Abroad program in Ireland this spring.

Criminal Justice Professor Ann Marie Mires instructs her Forensic Archeology students as they lay out a grid in order to map a mock search site for an exercise using the latest radar technology to detect underground anomalies.

Anna Maria College’s Art Center Gallery at Miriam Hall serves as the venue for numerous exhibitions throughout the year. Annual student and faculty exhibitions, as well as historical and contemporary exhibitions support the intellectual and cultural life of Anna Maria College and the surrounding community.

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Students at Anna Maria College are educated in the Catholic Intellectual tradition as envisioned by the Sisters of Saint Anne. As a college grounded in the liberal arts with a strong professional focus, student learning is geared toward attaining the following skills and abilities:

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  • Knowledge of Human Cultures
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Assessment of these outcomes is accomplished through multiple means, including (but not limited to):

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  • AMC developed assessment tools such as writing and critical thinking rubrics




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The online bachelor's degree in Fire Science provides a strong foundation in the technical aspects of dealing with fire and hazardous materials, and emphasizes professional and managerial skills, ethics and service.

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The RN-BSN degree from Anna Maria College is designed to maximize graduates' career prospects in the modern health care marketplace.


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An essential credential for elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, the Master of Public Administration will prepare you to lead, manage and create societal changes within the public sector. Offering 8 in-demand specializations.




The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Administration is designed for the working paramedic professional - providing currently certified or licensed paramedics or EMTs with a convenient pathway to degree completion.


According to, the job of an arson investigator is essential when it comes to determining the cause of any suspicious fire.  Arson investigators may work for fire departments, law enforcement agencies, or even insurance companies. While most training was once done "on the job," the tides have since shifted towards more formal, academic training in investigative procedures and fire science.

Professor Hinds-Aldrich has been associated with Anna Maria College since 2011.  He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he also received his master's of science.  He obtained his PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom.  Professor Hinds-Aldrich's doctoral research focused on arson investigation, specifically on the phenomenon of firefighter arsonists. In addition to his duties as an assistant professor at AMC, he is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Fire 20/20, which aims to increase diversity in fire service.