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Argosy University, Twin Cities Hosts Information Session With FBI Special Agent

(EAGAN, Minn. – May 21, 2012)   Argosy University, Twin Cities will host an informal discussion session with FBI Special Agent, Karie Gibson Madson on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 5 p.m. Gibson will discuss career pathways to the FBI and answer questions from the audience.  The event is hosted by the criminal justice and forensic psychology programs and is open to the public at no charge.

Dr. Gibson has served as a Special Agent with the FBI for six years and is assigned to the International Terrorism, Horn of Africa squad where she investigates acts of terrorism in the United States and abroad.  In addition, Dr. Gibson is the Primary Coordinator for the Minneapolis Division's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) Program.  As the Primary NCAVC Coordinator, she routinely works with law enforcement agencies as a liaison for the Behavioral Analysis Units on homicide, missing person, counterterrorism, threat of violence, and kidnapping cases.  Also, Dr. Gibson is involved with the Employee Assistance Program, Critical Incident Program, and the Crisis Negotiation Team.

Prior to becoming an agent with the FBI, Dr. Gibson was and continues to be a licensed psychologist.  She was an officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) where, for four years, she worked as a psychologist conducting therapy and psychological assessments for military members and their families.  After the USAF, Dr. Gibson was a Forensic Evaluator for the State of Washington for one year before leaving to join the FBI.  As a Forensic Evaluator, Dr. Gibson completed court ordered evaluations such as competency to stand trial, mental state at time of offense, diminished capacity, insanity, and civil commitment evaluations for sex offenders and the mentally ill and dangerous.  Dr. Gibson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and a Master of Arts  and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Citites.

About Argosy University

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. Argosy University, Nashville is authorized for operations as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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