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James Fielder (Master of Arts in National Security Studies) wrote “Bandwidth Cascades: Escalation and Pathogen Models for Cyber Conflict Diffusion” for Small Wars Journal.
Phil Kiver (Master of Arts in Military Studies-Civil War) is one of 90 finalists in the national "Tributes for Heroes" campaign sponsored by Major League Baseball and People magazine.
Eugene Coughlin (Master of Arts in Military Studies) has been admitted to the Pepperdine University on-campus Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program starting this fall. In addition to his master’s degree, Eugene has also completed his Associate of Arts in General Studies and Bachelor of Arts in History with AMU.
Jeffrey Driskill (Master of Arts in Homeland Security) was appointed the emergency management director for Rutherford County, Tenn.
David Amico (Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management with honors) was appointed the executive director of public safety and emergency management at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y.
Brandon Woodland (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management) has been appointed to the The Shiloh District 85 school board.
Sergei Oudman (Master of Arts in International and Conflict Resolution) wrote “Uprising in Egypt: Goodbye Morsi," a blog post.
Andrew Demko (Master of Arts in Military History) was selected to participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educator’s Conference from July 8-9. Demko also completed a six-day immersion into early American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.
Carolyn Todaro (Master of Arts in Management with honors) recently purchased a new home!
Colt Tallent (Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies) attended the Golden Key’s South African Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in September.
Nicolette Maroulis (Bachelor of Science in Sports and Health Science with honors) participated in the hand cycle across America with the Sea to Shining Sea team from World T.E.A.M. Sports. Now, she is committed to assisting injured veterans through her own non-profit organization.
Bradley Hood (Bachelor of Arts in Military History with honors) has been writing as a biweekly contributor to the APUS blog inmilitaryeducation.com, which addresses topics in military and veteran careers and education.
Derrick Williams (Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management) recently started a new position as Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Sr., for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics after 12 years of working in another discipline for them.
George Ureke (Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies) attended Golden Key’s South African Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in September.
Michael Morlan (Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management) was hired as the emergency management coordinator in Floyd County, Iowa.
Josh Jones (Masters of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management) wrote “The Warrior's Journey: From Conflict to Finding Peace.”
Kristen Ewing (Bachelor of Arts in English) received a $2,500 Air Force Association spouse scholarship.
Jade Derksen (Undergraduate Courses for Transfer) was awarded the 35th Medical Support Squadron Airman of the Quarter for 2013 at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
Jennifer Craig (Master of Science in Sports Management) traveled to Cuba over the summer for an internship opportunity. She interviewed Cuba's top trainer and observed training practices, which was truly a gift and a blessing. While there, she was so proud to represent AMU. She is thankful to the entire Sports Management team!
Robert Abato (Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management) is the recipient of the Asheville Citizen-Times “Heart of a Hero” scholarship and will receive $5,000 to complete his studies at AMU.
Charlie Graham (Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies) wrote “Examining Perceptions of the Future of Egyptian Government” for Small Wars Journal.
Amanda “Mandy” Baker (Bachelor of Arts in English) recently published “The Curse: Alex and Liz Novels, Volume 1.”
Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Lindenmeyer (Reverse Logistics, Professor) was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army.
Sunil Ram (School of Security and Global Studies, Adjunct Professor) published “North Korean Threat” for Frontline Defense magazine. Sunil also presented “The Battle of Kadesh, 1274 BCE: Military Myth and Propaganda in Ancient Egypt” at the Albany Club for its military history night, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Military Institute.
Larry Causby (School of Security and Global Studies, Adjunct Professor) was named 2013 Georgia EMS Educator of the Year by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services.
Dr. Larry Cline (Intelligence Studies, Professor) presented “Coinistas Versus New Wavers: The Debate on Counterinsurgency and its Impact on Intelligence Support” at the International Studies Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Paul Medhurst (Intelligence Studies, Professor) formally peer-reviewed a book titled “Spyhunger: The Secret History of German Intelligence” by Michael Shrimpton.
Sara Spivey (Sports Management, Professor) was promoted from probation officer to drug treatment specialist at the Residential Reentry Center.
Dr. Larry Flegle (Sports Management, Professor) was nominated in two categories in the 2013 Gospel Music Express Showcase. Larry also won the 2013 Gold Microphone Award for Broadcasting Excellence from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
John Aldrich (AVP, Military Relations) presented “Making Connections with Those Who Serve” at the APUS advising team meeting.
Phylise Banner (Director, Teaching and Curriculum) was a member of the planning committee for the 2013 Spring Capital District Educational Technology Conference and conducted a session.
Dr. Karen Cieslewicz (Public Service and Health, Professor) was awarded the IAEM-USA 2013 Student Chapter Advisor of the Year award.
George Vukovich (AVP, Strategic Relations, Veterans and Related Communities) did the introductions at Veterans V3 Employer Training in July at an event hosted by the United Way and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) and sponsored by AMU.
John Hoptak (History, Professor) recently led a tour at the Gettysburg Battlefield for the 150th commemoration of that historic battle.
Valerie Colston (Arts and Humanities, Professor)'s work was on exhibit at The Vista Library in San Diego, Calif., through the month of July. The exhibit features several original artworks made with recycled materials.
Dr. Gianlu Corsi (School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Professor) published “The Case Study of an Effective Educational Model for STEM Education” in the Journal of Educational Technology.
Dr. Bob Ditch (Homeland Security Studies, Adjunct Professor) presented “What higher education can do for the fire service” at the Officer Development Program at the Fire-Rescue International Conference in September.
Melissa Burgess (Director of Research Methodology) will receive the 2013 National University Technology Network (NUTN) Award for Best Research Paper.
Dr. Phil Ice (VP, Research and Development) will receive the 2013 National University Technology Network (NUTN) Award for Best Research Paper.
Liz Wallace (Director of Institutional Research) will receive the 2013 National University Technology Network (NUTN) Award for Best Research Paper.
Dr. Fred Stielow (VP, Dean of Libraries) has been selected to serve on the review panel for the accreditation of the Diploma in Library and Information Systems and Initial Accreditation of Diploma in Archiving and Electronic Publishing at the University of Sharjah, UAE.
Jennifer Stephen Helm (VP, Institutional Research and Assessment) wrote “Implementing the Degree Qualifications Profile Framework at the American Public University System,” which is posted to the National Institute for Learning Outcomes website.
Susan Hyland (AVP, Library Operations) co-published “A Virtual, Globally Dispersed Twenty-First Century Academic Library System” for Reference Librarian journal.
Priscilla Coulter (Senior Online Librarian) co-published “A Virtual, Globally Dispersed Twenty-First Century Academic Library System” for Reference Librarian journal.
Marissa Smith (Senior Online Librarian) co-published “A Virtual, Globally Dispersed Twenty-First Century Academic Library System” for Reference Librarian journal.
Christy Stevens (Online Librarian) co-published “A Virtual, Globally Dispersed Twenty-First Century Academic Library System” for Reference Librarian journal.
Karyn Gallivan (Sports and Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor) was interviewed for the following article: “Just the FAQs, Please! - Frequently asked questions, plus answers, about fitness certifications” by Club Business International magazine.
Dr. Sean Donahoe (Environmental Science and Policy, Adjunct Professor) authored “Future benefits achieved through cooperative and sustainable forest management practices designed in a landscape context using multi-scale scenario modeling" and presented at the 98th Ecological Society of America Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
Bill Speer (Adjunct Professor) wrote a review of "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe" that appeared in Strategy Page.
Dan Todaro (Director, TCE) recently purchased a new home!