Community of Scholars

Featured Scholar of the Week

Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone

Program Director, Information Technology

Dr. Watson-Stone has over 13 years of experience in the information technology field. She has published research on: "Community College Survey Data: The Impact of Quantity and Quality on Informed Decision-Making", as well as the topic of "Watch Gaming and Simulation Replace PowerPoint in the Classroom." She further co-published several other articles to include “RFID with Real Implications”, “Artificial Intelligence in Information Security”, and the “Evolution of Information Security.”

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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


Environmental Sciences faculty member Dr. Beverly Ausmus Ramsey has been named the new executive director of the Desert Research Institute's Earth and Ecosystem Sciences Division.

Cyber Security Program Director Dr. Clay Wilson will present “Cyber Skills Development Amid Viral Change,” at the Intelligence and National Security Summit on September 19 in Washington, D.C.

Management faculty member Dr. Ron Johnson’s paper entitled: “The Next Generation of Business Leaders,” has been accepted and will be presented at an academic conference next month in Tiblisi, Georgia.

Arts and Humanities faculty member Allison Knox was nominated to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Southeast Region of the West Virginia Iota Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu.

Security Management faculty member Jeffrey Fowler and APU alumnus BK Blankchtein have recently published a book entitled: “Tactical Handgun: Israeli Combat Shooting: The evolution of Combat handgun for the modern warrior.”

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