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APUS Appoints Dr. Conrad Lotze Dean, School of Education

CHARLES TOWN, WV—SEPTEMBER 24, 2012American Public University System (APUS) today announced the appointment of Conrad Lotze, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Education, a new role in which he will oversee the school’s education programs, faculty and accreditation.

Dr. Lotze, who brings 25 years of experience of teaching and curriculum development, joins APUS from the Teachers College of Western Governors University, where he served as senior product development manager, mathematics program coordinator and a mentor. He served on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Institutional Report writing team, which secured the first NCATE accreditation for an online Teachers College. He also authored the Program Reports that resulted in National Recognition status for the school’s mathematics program offerings, and was involved in their successful institutional re-accreditation efforts.

“We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Lotze’s credentials, especially given his complementary background in mathematics and research on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning,” said Dr. Karan Powell, executive vice president and provost for APUS.

“I’m extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Powell and the APUS School of Education faculty to help ensure that our curriculum remains not only relevant, but a step ahead of the instructional trends and processes most critical to today’s educators,” said Lotze.

Dr. Lotze received his B.A. in mathematics from the College of William and Mary, his M.A. from West Virginia University and his doctorate in mathematics education from American University.