Nearly 170 undergraduate and graduate students will earn degrees from Grady College this fall.

Adam Levin to address Grady College graduates at Fall 2018 convocation

Adam Levin, founder of CyberScout and author of “Swiped,” will address Grady College graduates during the Fall 2018 Convocation ceremonies Dec. 13. The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall and is expected to be live-streamed on the UGA Grady College Facebook page.

Adam Levin (photo: Allison Michael Orenstein)

Levin will lead the charge to graduates through his talk, “Two Plus Two Equals Four:  A Speech About Truth.”

Levin is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance. He is a former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and a co-founder of He is author of the critically acclaimed book “Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.” Levin’s mission is to educate consumers, businesses, journalists, law enforcement officials and lawmakers on identity management and protection, privacy, credit, and election security issues. His writing and interview credits include ABC News, Inc., The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, The Today Show, Good Morning America and the CBS Evening News, among others.

Levin, a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan School of Law, is a friend to Grady College, visiting several times over the last few years to talk with students about entrepreneurship and cyber security. In October, Adam Levin and the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation pledged a gift to the James M. Cox Jr. Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership to create the Levin Leaders Initiative.

Kathleen Brennan is 2018 Fall Convocation Senior Speaker.

In addition to Levin’s talk, Kathleen Brennan, an Entertainment and Media Studies student, was selected as the distinguished senior speaker and will address the graduates.

Grady College students can find more details about the ceremonies on Grady’s convocation webpage.

Tickets are required to attend the convocation ceremonies and can be ordered by contacting Karen Andrews via email at

Date: November 30, 2018
Author:  Sarah Freeman,