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APUS Selects Patricia Campbell as Program Director for International Relations

January 17, 2008

Accomplished Fulbright-Hays Scholar Brings Extensive International Experience to Online University System

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia J. Campbell, Ph.D., has been appointed program director for International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Area Studies at American Public University System (APUS) (, an online university system that educates students from more than 130 countries around the world. Campbell will pursue innovative strategies to enhance student learning and will continue to build the educational excellence of the APUS International Relations Program.

"We are excited to have Patricia come aboard to strengthen our international studies programs," said Gwendolyn M. Hall, Ph.D., Dean of the School of National Security, Intelligence Studies, and International Relations at APUS. "Her vast experience and on-the-ground study are true assets that APUS and its students will benefit from."

Prior to joining APUS, Campbell was a tenured professor of political science at the University of West Georgia. She was also the university's director of global studies and served as the director of operations for the University of Denver's Research Laboratory. Campbell was a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Morocco and Senegal and conducted field work in South Africa, Egypt, Eritrea, Cuba, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and Austria.

"APUS's remarkable growth and expanding global presence provide unique opportunities for the International Relations program," said Campbell. "My initial goals are to recruit and retain excellent faculty and students to help the program flourish."

Campbell's research interests include: Globalization, Gender Issues in Post-Conflict Societies, Democratization, Reconciliation in Post-Authoritarian Societies, Human Rights, Africa, and Information Literacy. She has been published widely and has presented at conferences on issues related to information literacy and global citizenship as well as gender and human rights.

Campbell holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver and a BA in Political Science and History from Illinois State 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 27,000 civilian and military adult learners 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 charge to undergraduates if they are seeking academic credit and maintain satisfactory academic standing. APUS also offers specialized programs in homeland security, national security and public safety. 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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