Today, we’re getting to know Adam Hahn, director of program development and innovation in the Office of Executive Education:
What is your role at Georgetown?
I am the director of program development and innovation. I’ve been with the university for four years working to develop and design new degree programs. I work very closely with Deputy Dean Paul Almeida, who’s usually the visionary behind each of the programs, as well as the academic directors.
How did you get involved in executive education?
I’ve always been interested in professional education. Prior to Georgetown, I worked for a small company that provided training to the federal government, so I knew I wanted to stay in the education industry. Through friends, I found out about this opportunity at Georgetown.
What do you enjoy most about working in executive education?
Since we take an innovative approach to each program that we design, every program is very different. We’re always trained to push the envelope and find ways to create these programs that are very flexible for students – especially for graduate students, who are employed full time and still pursue graduate studies. Since the programs are different, that means every project that I work on allows me to apply new concepts and new ways of thinking. Every day feels very different from one to the next.
What is your most memorable travel destination?
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to Shanghai three times with the Office of Executive Education. Whenever you go to a new place for the first time, you’re very overwhelmed, but by the third time I traveled to Shanghai, in some ways it started to feel like a home. I knew my way around and where the best restaurants were, and I was more comfortable interacting with the locals. I appreciate the opportunity to build upon those experiences.