Woodrow Wilson Award 2013

William S. Greenberg, A&S '64
Bill Greenberg has been a tireless advocate for our armed forces, as well as a committed and generous alumnus who seeks to provide JHU students with the opportunity to gain a global perspective as part of their education. A retired brigadier general, Bill served as chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, a position created by Congress to advise the Secretary of Defense. He also served on the New Jersey World War II Memorial Commission. A former trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Bill also founded the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Program for Military Legal Assistance. Bill has been recognized by Johns Hopkins University and other organizations for his service: New Jersey Lawyer of the Year, the New Jersey Law Journal (2009); the Rutgers Public Service Award (2010); the Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumnus Award (2010); and the Community of Hope Heroism Award (2011).  Top

Polly L. Hanson, Ed '96 (MS)
Polly Hanson is a well-respected safety and security professional with 30 years of law enforcement experience. In November 2012, she was named the new Amtrak Chief of Police and now leads over 500 law enforcement officers and civilians across the country to ensure the safety and security of the passengers, employees, and property of America’s railroad. Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman recently recognized that Polly’s “strong police, security, and intelligence background is exactly what is needed to build on the significant progress achieved by the men and women of our police force.” Ms. Hanson’s career includes 27 years at the Metro Transit Police, Washington, DC rising up through the ranks from police officer to Chief of Police. She also spent three years with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC as Executive Director, Strategic Services Bureau, was Director, Office of Law Enforcement and Security at the U.S. Department of Interior, and is presently Chief of Police for Antrak. In these positions, she gained practical and extensive leadership and management experience and is well versed on issues ranging from policing, tactical crime analysis and research to security, intelligence and emergency management. She earned her bachelor of arts in communications from Temple University. She is a former member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.  Top

Irvin B. Nathan, A&S ’64
Currently serving as Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Irv Nathan practiced law for more than 30 years with DC firm Arnold Porter, where he was senior litigating partner. During his tenure with Arnold Porter, he headed the firm’s first white-collar criminal defense practice. He has served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice. He has also served as the vice chair for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Bar. Irv is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of San Diego Law Center. From November 2007 until January 2011, Irv was the General Counsel for the United States House of Representatives, before accepting his current role. Irv has been an equally dedicated member of the JHU community. He created the Irvin B. Nathan Scholarship as part of the Baltimore Scholars program. He has been an active member of the Washington Center Committee and the Friends of the Writing Seminars. Irv is a member of three fraternities: Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Zeta Beta Tau.  Top