Congratulations to Lieutenant Shawn Eastman for winning the 2020 Kendall Service Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Universities at Shady Grove. Shawn Eastman has been a law enforcement officer in Maryland since 1997. He currently serves as the Special Operations Bureau Lieutenant with the Gaithersburg Police Department in Maryland. He has served in patrol, investigations, and in plainclothes capacities. He is a certified firearms, physical fitness and CPR instructor, has earned a certificate in Force Science, is a certified UFED examiner and possesses an advanced certification in Voice Stress Analysis. He routinely provides training in gang violence, use of force, patrol procedures, and other similar topics.
Shawn remarked, “The Kendall family had the initiative and forethought to create such a valued award, and I am extremely humbled to receive it. Thank you for the dedication of the selection committee. Selecting award winners among the numerous deserving nominees is no small task. On that note, congratulations to the other award winners! The Criminal Justice professors and staff at the Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland Criminal Justice program are committed and talented. I am honored to work alongside them as they make me better. I am also grateful to work for Dr. Wendy Stickle, who promotes initiative and creativity, and supports her staff. At the end of the day, this is all about the students. I am truly humbled by them, and they are the real heroes of this story. I have been continually blessed to have students who exhibit extremely high levels of integrity, character and competence. It is an absolute privilege to teach at the Universities at Shady Grove, for the University of Maryland College Park Criminal Justice program. Again, I am supremely humbled and honored to receive this award.”
Shawn completed his Master of Arts degree in Human Sciences from Hood College. Shawn has been an adjunct professor since 2007 and was awarded the Kendall Service Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.