Edwin Sapp

Edwin "Ed" Sapp has been writing, editing, and teaching in the business environment for over half a century. His experience encompasses the fields of law, national intelligence, finance and budget, literature, freelance publications, job search counseling, and career transition counseling. Sapp has been teaching college-level writing for the past 50 years at a number of institutions, including Norwich University, where he has developed courses in the management of dispersed teams, change management, cyber-security communication, and communication theory. He also has taught at University of Maryland’s University College, Georgetown Graduate School of Business, Johns Hopkins, Anne Arundel Community College, Prince George’s Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, and the University of Alaska.

A Tar Heel, he was educated at the University of North Carolina (UNC) –– Chapel Hill (a BA in English with minors in math, music, philosophy, and psychology) – followed by a doctorate (in law) at UNC and a Masters in English at Johns Hopkins University. A  graduate of the 12-month Industrial College of the Armed Forces National Security Management Course and the Air War College (both equivalent to Master’s of Science degrees), he has continued his education with numerous management and technical training courses in a variety of subjects. From the law firm of Sapp and Sapp, he entered the Air Force JAG, then Intelligence, homeland defense, and ultimately pursued a 29-year civilian career at the National Security Agency (where he was professionally certified as an Intelligence Analyst, Computer Programmer, Human Resources Specialist, Editor, Acquisition Manager, and Budget Officer), interrupted by a four-year recall to active duty where he was promoted to colonel on the Air Staff as an advisor to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Air Force Intelligence.