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Featured Scholar of the Week

Dr. Kelli Frakes

Program Director, Homeland Security

Dr. Kelli Frakes is an Associate Professor and the Program Director for Homeland Security at American Military University. Previously, Kelli managed several research projects focusing on issues pertaining to first responders funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Justice. Prior to academia, she worked in law enforcement and was the youngest person promoted to the rank of sergeant in her agency at the age of 24.

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Each week, the APUS Scholar of the Week initiative highlights a program topic and shares thought-provoking content relevant to current industry news, trends, and world events through the professional insights and academic contributions of our faculty scholar practitioners.

Upcoming Scholars of the Week

  • Dr. Amy Burkman - SOE, Assessment and Accreditation
  • Dr. Nancy Heath - PD, Child and Family Development
  • Dr. Chad Patrizi - VP & Dean, School of Business
  • Dr. Kristen Obst - PD, Security Management
  • Dr. Conrad Lotze - VP & Dean, School of Education


Military Studies faculty member Dr. Martin Scott Catino will present “Assessing Iranian Security Capabilities: The Case of the Green Movement Protests, 2009-2012,” at the Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future on Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C.

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