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The expert is defined by the level of authority and knowledge an individual masters in a specific field. At APEI, we elevate the definition to include academic research with proven professional practice at some of the highest levels of government and business. We like to think of ourselves as practitioners—innovative experts informed by data to create real-world solutions. Always assessing, always optimizing, and always pushing boundaries.

At the heart of our client success are knowledge-economy experts hailing from diverse and accelerating industries. From military to business leadership in federal agencies and private industry, to homeland security, intelligence, cybersecurity and content publishing—our deep bench includes award-winning professors and professionals, many with terminal degrees, who lead from the front.

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William J. Tucker

Homeland Security, Politics, and Intelligence Contributor


  • Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Geopolitics
  • National Security
  • Political Violence
  • Counterinsurgency
  • International Affairs
  • Military Modernization

Wes O’Donnell

US Veterans Advocate, Vetrepreneur, Author and Editor of


  • U.S. Military
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Program Management
  • Business Administration
  • Management and Operations
  • International Relations
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement

Sylvia Longmire

Border Security Analyst and Contributor


  • Mexican Drug Wars
  • Mexican Drug Cartels
  • Border Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Weapons Trafficking
  • Human Smuggling
  • Drug Enforcement

Kimberly Arsenault

Emergency and Disaster Management Contributor


  • Aviation Safety and Security
  • EDM Public Awareness and Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Preparedness
  • Social Issues in EDM

John Ubaldi

Military, Politics, and Homeland Security Contributor


  • National Security
  • Military
  • Political Science
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence
  • International Relations
  • global strategy
  • counter-insurgency
  • stability operations
  • History

John P. Aldrich

Leading Education Advisor and Policy Contributor for U.S. Military and Veteran Community


  • Military and Veteran Education
  • Government Relations
  • Policy Development
  • E-Learning
  • Recruiting

Jennifer Bucholtz

Expert in Forensic Science and Counter Intelligence Operations


  • Counterintelligence
  • Military Intelligence
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Death Investigation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Forensic Sciences

James R. Lint

Expert in Cybersecurity, Military Intelligence, Homeland Security


  • Management
  • Military Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • National Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Security Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Information Security
  • Operational Planning

Jade Pumphrey

Expert in Domestic Violence Investigations and Victimology


  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Criminology
  • Victimology
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice

Glynn Cosker

Homeland Security and Politics Contributor


  • Politics
  • US Government
  • United Kingdom Issues
  • Homeland Security
  • Immigration

Erik Kleinsmith

Intelligence, National Security and Cybersecurity Contributor


  • Intelligence
  • National Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Terrorism
  • Asymmetric Threats
  • US Military
  • Combat Arms

Dr. William (Oliver) Hedgepeth

Leading Expert in Reverse Logistics, Transportation and Logistics Management, Federal Contracting/Acquistion


  • Logistics Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Knowledge Management
  • Hybrid Aircraft
  • Operations Research
  • Systems Analysis
  • Cybernetics
  • Complexity
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Seafood Logistics

Dr. Stephen R. Schwalbe

Associate Professor, Public Administration


  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • International Relations
  • Intelligence
  • Middle East
  • Northeast Asia

Dr. Samer Koutoubi

Program Director, Public Health at American Public University System


  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Zika Virus
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Metabolism
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Cultural Food and Health

Dr. Ron Wallace

Expert in Correction Processes


  • Corrections
  • Probation/Parole
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Research Methodology
  • Victimology
  • Criminological Theory

Dr. Nicole Drumhiller

Leading expert in international intelligence analysis


  • Intelligence
  • Political Psychology
  • National Security
  • International Relations
  • Terrorism
  • Group Behavior
  • Leadership Profiling

Dr. Michael Pittaro

Expert in Cyber and Human Trafficking Investigations


  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Safety
  • Public Administration
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Stress and Suicide among Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Criminology
  • Corrections
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Cybersecurity
  • Physical/Emotional Wellness for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Law Enforcement

Dr. Marie Gould Harper

Leading expert in neuroleadership, organizational development, HR, management


  • Human Resources
  • Business
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ethics
  • Neuroscience
  • Positive Psychology

Dr. Jessica Sapp

Associate Professor, Health Sciences at American Public University System


  • Healthcare
  • Health Policy
  • Population Health
  • Health and Wellness Management
  • Health Administration
  • Program and Project Management
  • Multi-Department Management
  • Training and Development

Dr. Jennifer Sedillo

Expert in Infectious Disease Research


  • Public Health
  • Infectious Disease Research
  • Malaria
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Health
  • Brewing Science

Dr. Jeffrey T. Fowler, Ph.D., CPS, CAS, CHS-III

Associate Professor, School of Security and Global Studies


  • U.S. Military
  • Security Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Executive Protection
  • Homeland Security
  • Self-Defense
  • Firearms
  • Aviation Security
  • Intelligence

Dr. Jarrod Sadulski

Expert in Counter Terrorism and Criminology


  • Criminal Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Counter-terrorism operations
  • local and federal law enforcement
  • maritime law enforcement
  • Coast Guard law enforcement
  • criminology research
  • narcotics task force operations
  • criminal law
  • research on effectively managing police stress.

Dr. Ebun Ebunlomo

Expert in disease prevention and women's health disparities


  • Health Disparities
  • Wellness Promotion
  • Disease Prevention
  • Health Education
  • Program Evaluation
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Women’s Health
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Dr. Chuck Russo

Expert in Emerging Technologies in Law Enforcement, Training Solutions


  • Application of emerging technologies in public safety
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Online learning
  • Organizational management and resource allocation
  • Public safety training solutions
  • Social media
  • Use of force

Dr. Chris Reynolds, CEM, MEMS, CFO, EFO

Leading expert in emergency command; emergency and disaster response, and preparedness education.


  • U.S. Military
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Planning
  • Disaster Response
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Large Fire Incidents

Dr. Ariana Marshall

Sustainability Expert and Contributor


  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Environmental Policy and Public Engagement
  • Hurricane Policy Windows
  • Coastal Management
  • Oceanography
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Sea-Level Rise
  • Green Technology and Infrastructure

Dena Marie Weiss

Expert in Crime Scene Investigations, Fingerprint Analysis, Forensic Science


  • Fingerprint Analysis
  • Serology
  • Pathology of Death
  • Microanalysis
  • Drug Analysis
  • Chemistry/Toxicology
  • Criminal Justice Administration

Christopher L. McFarlin, J.D.

Expert in Criminal Law and Procedure, Training and Education


  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Use of Force
  • Civil Liability in Policing and Corrections
  • Criminal Justice Policy Development
  • Technology Implications for Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Law Enforcement Training & Education
  • Accreditation
  • Criminology & Behavioral Analysis

Anthony S. Mangeri

Expert in Emergency Planning, Training, and Operations, Fire Science Management


  • Leadership
  • Command And Management
  • Emergency & Disaster Management
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Response & Recovery Operations
  • Consequence Management of Terrorism
  • Mass Casualty & Mass Fatality Management
  • Large-Scale Incident Preparedness & Response
  • Public Information/Public Affairs
  • Active Shooter/Violent Incident Response
  • Emergency Planning, Training & Operations
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Fire Science Management And Prevention

Anthony Galante

Expert in Law Enforcement Drone Technology


  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Integration into Public Safety
  • UAS Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • Aeronautical Science/Aviation
  • Law Enforcement Training Tactics and Techniques
  • Crew Resource Management

Andrew Bell

Expert in Law Enforcement Investigation Techniques and Policies


  • Policing
  • Patrol
  • Community policing
  • Investigations
  • Supervision
  • Allocation and deployment
  • Emergency operations
  • Capabilities development
  • Intelligence

Allison G. S. Knox

Emergency and Disaster Management Contributor


  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • American Government.

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