Community of Scholars

Featured Scholar of the Week

Dr. Brian Anderson

Program Director, Space Studies

Dr. Brian Anderson is the Program Director for both Undergraduate and Graduate Space Studies Programs at the American Public University System. He has over 25 years of experience in government space operations and holds degrees in Astronautical as well as Systems Engineering.

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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


APUS is a sponsor at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, October 29-31 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Several staff and faculty will be presenting.

School of Business faculty member Brenda Geer-Frazier wrote “Complexity Leadership Generates Innovation, Learning, and Adaptation of the Organization” for Emergence: Complexity & Organization. 

Assistant Provost of Assessment and Accreditation Dr. Jennifer Stephens Helm presented “Implementing the Degree Qualifications Profile Framework at an Online University,” at the National University Technology Network (NUTN) Conference last week in San Antonio. In addition, Jennifer has joined NUTN’s advisory board. Her terms ends in 2017.

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