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Law School Admission Council Recognition Helps Put APUS Students on Fast-Track to Legal Studies; Emergency and Disaster Management Curriculum and Faculty Recognized by IAEM


Charles Town, WV – March 7, 2011
American Public University System (APUS) today announced several recognitions for its quality curriculum and faculty that will benefit students pursuing careers in the legal and emergency and disaster management fields.

APUS has been registered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the first online institution to be so recognized. The new status will make it easier for American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU) students to register on-line for the LSAT, while providing faculty access to a wide variety of LSAC support services and research.

“This recognition by LSAC represents yet another validation of our keen focus on academic quality and helping ensure the best possible learning outcomes for our students,” said Karan Powell, senior vice president and academic dean for APUS. “It is welcome news for those enrolled or interested in our criminal justice programs, and should also provide another value-added benefit to our expanding career services offerings.”

In related news, APUS announced that the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has recognized the school for the following accomplishments:

  • Student Chapter of the Year: Professor Elizabeth Russell , advisor
  • Ally Award: AMU/APU Chapter, Epsilon Pi Phi Honor Society. Anthony Mangeri, advisor
  • Advisor of the Year: Dr. Christopher Reynolds, Dean, APUS Center for Teaching & Learning


APU’s and AMU’s emergency and disaster management programs are instructed by faculty with credentials in counterterrorism, forensics, disaster planning and first-responder services at both the local and national level. Many of these individuals are scholars with IAEM certification recognizing their professional backgrounds in the emergency and disaster management field.

“While we take great pride in our continuing ability to attract and retain the best and brightest real-world scholars, this type of recognition of our faculty and programs is most rewarding,” added Powell.

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