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American Public University System Names New History Professor

Charles Town, W.Va., May 12, 2008 – American Public University System (APUS) has named Steve Kreis, PhD, to the faculty of its history department. Kreis will teach numerous subjects including European history, historiography, western civilization, and “strategic cultures in war and peace.” APUS is an online university system that serves more than 30,000 adult students living in all 50 states and more than 130 foreign countries.

The graduate history degree program is the most popular discipline at APUS, and is one of only a few history programs to be offered completely online.

Kreis developed “The History Guide,” an online textbook used worldwide, in 1996. He was responsible for all online content for the 14th, 15th and 16th editions of the “Western Civilizations” textbook and wrote the instructor’s manual for the 15th and 16th editions.

Kreis previously taught history and humanities at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C, as well as undergraduate-level courses in western civilization, European intellectual history, modern Europe, modern Russia, modern Eastern Europe, and technology and society.

Kreis holds masters and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia and holds a dual bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from Boston University.

About American Public University System
American Public University System is comprised of American Military University and American Public University and provides distance learning to more than 30,000 civilian and military adult students worldwide. APUS offers 57 degrees in its online undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses are taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. APUS’s curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in homeland security, national security and emergency and disaster management. APUS also offers programs in professional studies, management, and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies textbooks at no cost for eligible undergraduate students. Eligible students may apply for Federal Student Aid.  American Public University System is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). For more information, please visit

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