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Thomas McGrath (Master of Arts in Military Studies) spoke at the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table on the Battle of Shepherdstown on April 12. He received his master’s degree in civil war studies.
Stephen McKinney (Master of Arts in Military History with honors) was hired as the executive director of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association in Kentucky.
Mark Sordelet (Masters of Business Administration) recently celebrated the birth of his baby boy, George Matthew.
Taylor Speer-Sims (Bachelor of Arts in History with honors) was chosen as the intern for the house museum of President Andrew Jackson's "The Hermitage.” Taylor started the position on March 6, working in the collections department. This is an open-ended internship, and Taylor is hoping to be hired.
Lloyd Knight (Master of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management with honors) was interviewed by Inbound Logistics for an upcoming feature on logistics and supply chain distance learning.
John Pennington (Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management with honors) worked with a few other participants to revamp the FEMA-approved curriculum that provides a blueprint for large and small communities to establish or enhance their emergency operations centers.
Lt. Col. Michael Trevett (Master of Arts in History with honors) recently authored a book: “Isolating the Guerrilla.”
Donald Zimmerman (Master of Arts in History with honors) was recently hired as an adjunct professor at Indian River State College in Florida.
Joshua Jones (Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice) had his paper, “From Nostalgia to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Mass Society Theory of Psychological Reactions to Combat,” accepted for presentation at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) session on Re-imagining War: Social Creation of Disability.
Joseph Martin (Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management) was invited to present his thesis research at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Natural Hazards Center's Natural Hazards Workshop in July as part of a New Researchers Session.
Casey Pearson (Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies) was selected as Master Sgt. for NCOIC, Combat Arms Section.
Donald Barnett (Master of Arts in Management) was recently promoted to the position of quality assurance specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jason Beaumier (Masters of Business Administration) was recently elected vice president of the Main Street Association of East Greenwich, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing life in the community.
Charles Shaw (Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies) just had a baby girl, Anya Otilie Petra Shaw. (picture)
Dale Becker (Bachelor of Arts in Religion) was named one of the Top 10 EMS Innovators in the Nation.
Eugenie De Silva (Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies) won first place at the History of Science competition at the centennial anniversary of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences (TAS) Conference for her work, “Fusion of HUMINT Operations and the Scientific Method.”
She also won first place for seven different presentations: two in the Mathematics and Science Teaching Division, two in the History of Science division, and one each in the Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology divisions.
She presented the History of Science presentations and the Psychology presentation as a student of AMU!
Tracee Figueiredo (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology) co-presented “Bringing the POMP, Without Breaking the Bank” at the National Association of Commencement Officers in Washington, D.C., in February.
Lucas Hartman (Master of Arts in International Relations and Conflict Resolution) is expecting a baby boy!
Steve Imbarlina (Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management) had his paper published in Fire Engineering Magazine.
David Johnson (Masters of Public Administration), Director of the Office for Technical Programs for the U.S. Department of Labor, gave opening remarks at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) caucus luncheon on February 8 in Washington, D.C.
Dan Leubitz (Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies) was awarded the Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship. This award, valued at $5,000, recognizes undergraduate members for outstanding commitment to the Golden Key pillars of academics, leadership, and service.
Jason McClaren (Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management) was awarded the Gold level of the President's Volunteer Service Award for his volunteer efforts in 2012, according to a letter sent on behalf of President Obama on February 25.
James Norcross (Masters in Public Administration) was awarded the lifesaving award for his diligence and efforts as part of the Trophy Club Fire, EMS, and Police responding team that came to the aid of two-year-old Devin Peters after he accidently fell into the family's backyard swimming pool and was found not breathing. Through the efforts of these first responders, Devin was saved and has fully recovered.
Jennifer Cayias (Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies) wrote “The Threat of Nuclear Proliferation: A response to ‘Thou Shalt Not Fear a Nuclear Iran’” for the International Affairs Review.
Linda Algozzini (Professor) co-lead a webinar titled, “The Community Course: A MOOC Alternative” for Sloan-C.
Dr. Brady Batchelor (School of Business Faculty Director) presented “The Current U.S. Economy and the Implications for Rural America: The Role of the State Legislature and Grassroots Efforts to Leverage Change” to the Haleyville area Chamber of Commerce on February 1.
James Brown (Science Program Adjunct Faculty) wrote “Teaching Science Totally Online: Hands-On Lab’s LabPaqs and SoftChalk’s Cloud – Perfect Together” for SoftTalk Chalk.
Patricia Campbell (Dean of Graduate Studies and AVP) co-authored “TED Studies: Government and Politics - Cyber-Influence & Power.”
Francesco Catalano (School of Technology Faculty Director) presented "Developing Effective Online Discussion Boards for General Education Science” at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning on April 10.
Lamant Colucci (Intelligence Studies Adjunct Faculty) was appointed Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council.
Tonya Curry (School of Business Faculty Director) was appointed to the Core Learning Resource Team at APUS.
Robert Dawkins (Associate Professor for Emergency and Disaster Management) was appointed to the Board of Advisors of Germana Community College in Fredericksburg, Va.
Lawrence Dietz (School of Security and Global Studies Faculty) presented “Legal Aspects of Bring Your Own Devices” and participated in a Peer-to-Peer Roundtable at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Dr. Benjamin Dille (Adjunct Instructor for National Security Studies) was recently recommended for promotion to the rank of Counselor (FE-OC) in the Senior Foreign Service subject to Senate and Presidential approval. The Foreign Service rank is equivalent to the military rank of brigadier general.
Dr. Joe DiRenzo III (Intelligence Studies Faculty Member) was a visiting scholar at Purdue University and delivered a speech on the use of game theory in maritime security operations in March.
Christopher Elg (Adjunct Professor) was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Tequesta, Fla., Police Department in February.
Larry Flegle (Adjunct Professor) will co-present “MOOC or not to MOOC" at the 2013 Distance Learning Administration Conference at the University of Georgia in June. Larry also spoke at the 73rd Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems Conference in New York City in March.
Jan Flegle (Adjunct Professor) will co-present “Need a GPS to Navigate the Online Classroom?” at the 2013 Distance Learning Administration Conference at the University of Georgia in June.
Dr. Robert Gordon (Associate Professor) published “Reverse Logistics Management: Beyond 3.4 Defects per Million” in Advanced Management Journal.
Daniel Hahn (Emergency Disaster & Management Faculty) recently presented “Professional Development” during a webinar, by EMMP, sponsored by the Emergency Management Methodology Partners.
Jeffrey Hawkins (Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Private Security Sector) was featured on a panel discussion, “Security & Emergency Planning for Faith Based Organizations,” at the National Church Security Summit in Los Angeles.
Nancy Heath (Program Director, Child and Family Development) was appointed to the Licensing Board for Illinois Marriage and Family Therapists. Nancy also presented “Supporting Young Children in Times of Loss and Grief” and “The Impact of Media on Young Children: Screen Time and Childhood Obesity” at the Virginia Head Start Annual Training Conference on April 9.
Joe Hulsey (Adjunct Professor) was the keynote speaker during a virtual workshop sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation on March 28.
Herbert Kemp (Adjunct Professor) is running as a Democratic Candidate for Delegate for the 86th Precinct of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Francine Kemp (Adjunct Professor) was appointed to the Dulles Airport Commission by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Dr. Ron Kovach (Vice President of Student Retention) recently led a team of facilitators to work with faculty from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai, UAE. The week-long faculty development workshops on experiential education were presented by the National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE). Ron currently serves as President of NSEE.
Melissa Layne, Ed. D. (Director of Research Methodology) has been appointed to serve on the Journal of Internet in Higher Education’s editorial board and is the new senior editor of APUS’s journal, Internet Learning.
Dr. Sevy Levit (Adjunct Faculty) published “Sustainability and Education Methodologies: Various Ways to Green the Business Curriculum” for the Review of Higher Education and Self Learning.
Lanita Floyd (Program Director of Public Service & Health) was sworn in as USA Board Member and the Region IV President for 2013-2015, and was awarded CEM® Recertification at the International Association of Emergency Manager's Conference in 2012.
Anthony Mangeri (Manager of Fire & Emergency Outreach) received the 2012 Best Practice Award from the Private & Public Business, Inc. (PPBI). The award recognized Anthony for his superior leadership in the industry. In addition, he received the 2012 Ally Award from the International Association of Emergency Management Student Council and was invited to speak at the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago later this year.
Dr. Lisa Miller (Associate Professor, Sports and Health Sciences) presented at the 2013 Global Sport Business (GSB) Association Conference last month in Miami, Fla.
Dr. Suzanne Minarcine (Faculty Director, School of Management) co-authored “Organization for Community Research and Development: The contributions and importance of research and international collaboration in the improvement and empowerment of women in targeted communities in Afghanistan” and presented the paper at the Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference in Venice, Italy.
Dr. Deb Moerland (Faculty Development Instructor) presented “eBook Fad or Revolution?” at the 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium on April 9 in Las Vegas.
Dr. William Overton (Faculty Director and Professor) presented “A Defense of the Humanities in the Digital Age” at the Symposium on Humanities in the 21st Century at Harris Manchester College in Oxford next week.
Drenna Reineckan (Adjunct Professor) has been appointed by the Berkeley County Board of Education as principal of a school in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Dr. Rob Rice (Military Studies Adjunct Instructor) recently published a work of historical fantasy, “The Chronicles of Loquacious,” based on his longstanding interest in ancient warfare.
Dr. Orlando Rivero (Adjunct Faculty) published “U.S. unemployment among younger adults and recommendations to improve employment sustainability” for the Journal of Business & Economics Research.
Lorraine Sanford (Faculty Development Instructor) presented “eBook Fad or Revolution?” at the 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium on April 9 in Las Vegas.
Fred Stielow (Dean of Libraries) published “The Adult Student,” a book about returning students and how they can succeed in the classroom.
Dr. Dani Babb (Marketing and Economics Faculty) published “The Adult Student,” a book about returning students and how they can succeed in the classroom.
Dr. Jennifer Batchelor (Program Director, Transportation & Logistics Management) was interviewed by Inbound Logistics for an upcoming feature on logistics and supply chain distance learning.
Amy Burkman (Program Director for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership) will present “Things Teachers Wished Superintendents Knew” and “The Leadership Practices of Texas Superintendents: Correlations and Connections” at the National Council for Professor of Educational Administration in August.
Prudence Cendoma (Online Librarian) presented “Copyright in the APUS Classroom” for the inaugural Center for Teaching and Learning Brown Bag Speaker Colloquium.
Sherrie Clark (Academic Advisor) presented “Advising in the dark: How to advise distance learning students” at the National Academic Advising Association Region 2 Conference in New Brunswick, N.J.
Dr. Angela Gibson (Director of First Year Experience) facilitated “New to Online: The Essentials,” a webinar sponsored by Sloan-C, on May 3.
Omari Head (Manger, Corporate & Strategic Relationships) served as panel moderator for "The World Is In Your Hands" at the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Conference in Orlando, Fla., in February.
Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth (Program Director for Transportation and Logistics) was presented the “Pros to Know” award by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine.
Dr. Phil Ice (Vice President, Research and Development) will each serve a one-year term on the Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board. In addition, they are contributors to the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. The NMC Advisory Board holds an ongoing series of conversations with hundreds of technology professionals, campus technologists, faculty leaders from colleges and universities, and representatives of leading corporations to explore and forecast the impact of emerging technologies across all learning sectors.
Sarah Jenkins (Copyright Compliance Specialist) presented “Copyright in the APUS Classroom” for the inaugural Center for Teaching and Learning Brown Bag Speaker Colloquium.
Melissa Layne (Director of Research Methodology) will each serve a one-year term on the Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board. In addition, they are contributors to the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. The NMC Advisory Board holds an ongoing series of conversations with hundreds of technology professionals, campus technologists, faculty leaders from colleges and universities, and representatives of leading corporations to explore and forecast the impact of emerging technologies across all learning sectors.
Michelle Maldonado (AVP, Corporate & Strategic Relationships) wrote a feature article for the March issue of Chief Learning Officer Magazine, "How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?"
Shun McGhee (Career Coach) attended the "Learn from the Pros" panel in New York City on March 25 with students, alumni, and faculty.
Phil McNair (VP, Strategic Initiatives) will co-present “Copyright Checklist for LMS Ingestion: Post-Textbook Considerations” at the Distance Learning Administration Conference in June.
Austin McNair (Senior Manager, Academic Advising) co-presented “Veteran Students and Academic Advising” at the National Academic Advising Association Adult Learners Conference in Savannah, Ga. Austin was also selected to serve on the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Administrators’ Institute Advisory Board.
Dan Soschin (AVP for Interactive Marketing) will present “Measure & Report on Social Media: 5 Google Analytics Reports You Must Know About + Getting to Know Facebook Insights & EdgeRank” and “Using Analytics to Make Better Social Media Decisions” at the Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., on February 5-6. Dan also presented “Social Media Analytics” and participated on a web content best practices panel at the Digital 360 Conference in Baltimore, Md.
Raymond Uzwyshyn (Director of Libraries) has been invited to serve as a judge on a review panel for the 2013 Campus Technology Innovators Awards.
Dr. Jennifer Helm (VP, Institutional Research & Assessment) represented APUS as one of a select group of institutions at a meeting with US News & World Report to discuss how the ratings of online universities can be improved. The meeting was part of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association conference held in Boston.
William Whitley (Program Director for Finance and Accounting) will co-present “Improving the Bottom Line at the USPS” at the Academic Business World Conference in May.
Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff (Program Director for M.Ed. School Counseling) presented “Counseling Multiracial Children” for the Seattle University’s Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society on April 22.
Dr. Jennifer Cramer (Sociology and Anthropology Professor) presented a workshop focusing on biological anthropology at the Expanding Your Horizons program in Chicago.
Fritz Krauss (Adjunct Professor for Emergency & Disaster Management) will present “The DNA of Preparedness” and “Collaboration and Technology-The Key to Developing an Effective Coordinating Environment” at the IEEE 2013 International Collaboration and Technology Conference on May 20.
Dan Cox (Adjunct Professor for Military Studies) co-authored “Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-Conflict Environments” for the Combat Studies Institute Press.
Matt See (Interactive Marketing Manager) was recently a panelist at Shepherd University’s Professional Connections Day to discuss utilizing social media for career development.
Dr. Everett Corum (Director of Humanities) authored “On Teaching Public Speaking Online,” which was featured in the March issue of Spectra, an official publication of the National Communication Association.
Phylise Banner (Director of Teaching and Curriculum Quality) presented “The Community Course: A MOOC Alternative” at the South by Southwest EDU Conference on March 6 in Austin, Texas.