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At American National University, we bring our university to you in a unique combination of philosophies that truly make us a Global eUniversity. We bring you a wide range of career programs through new modes of delivery from wherever you are located, supplemented by online courses and learning sites. Our core philosophies include:

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American National University’s eLearning  program options are designed specifically for working adults, like you,  who are ready to further their education within the convenience of their home and schedule. With ANU eUniversity, you can earn your degree and attend class wherever and whenever it works best for you and your family.

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    Professional Instructors with Industry Experience

    The key to our success is a faculty of professional instructors with industry experience.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

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    Our Faculty at a Glance

    Dan Bailey - Instructor

    Dan Bailey


    BS, MBA

    Dan Bailey has experience as an Information Technology Manager and is currently an instructor in the areas of Management, Information Technology, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, and Business Law for the American National University online program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA and a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University in Danville, VA.

    Carl Beekman - Instructor

    Carl Beekman



    Dr. Carl Beekman holds a Ph.D. in Multicultural Education/Creative Writing from The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. His academic background includes administrative experience as an Assistant Superintendent for Academics on the Navajo Reservation, Assistant Principal for a Native American high school in South Dakota, and Principal for an elementary/junior high school in Indiana. He has taught students from more than 40 tribes in grades K-12 and has developed and taught undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate courses. Carl is currently an instructor for the American National University online program.

    Debbie Brassell - Instructor

    Debbie Brassell


    PhD, JD, Executive JD-Health Care Law, MS

    Dr. Debbie Brassell received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and has been providing speech-language services in different educational, hospital, and clinical settings for 35 years. She also holds a PhD in Healthcare Administration and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, as well as an Executive JD Degree specializing in health care law. Debbie has led a research project in Dublin, Ireland, working with children with Autism and Down Syndrome; obtained a Graduate Certificate in Hippotherapy and developed a Hippotherapy Program in Bedford, Virginia, using horses to achieve rehabilitation goals with children and adults; and authored a book: Alzheimer's Disease: Survivor or Victim? Know the Facts, dedicated to her grandmother.

    Nikki Follis - Instructor

    Nikki Follis


    BS, MBA, DBA

    Nikki Follis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Saint Leo University, a Master of Business Administration degree in e-commerce from Baker College, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree in organizational leadership. She is an instructor of business and accounting courses for the American National University Online program.

    Julie Franklin - Instructor

    Julie Franklin


    MEd, BA

    Julie Franklin has been an educator for 23 years and has been a licensed realtor for 17 years. She obtained her Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Averett University, Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech, library science endorsement from Idaho University, and her real estate license from the Moseley-Flint School of Real Estate. She has extensive experience in adult education and presently serves as an instructional technology staff development instructor for the Department of Organizational Development, Quality and Innovation for a large public school system. She is an instructor for the online program at American National University.

    Mathew George - Department Chair - Business Management

    Mathew George

    Department Chair - Business Management

    BS, MBA

    Mathew S. George has served in a variety of management and accounting positions in the business and not-for-profit sectors, has owned a travel agency and a real estate business, and was a realtor licensed in the state of Virginia. Mathew received his Bachelor of Science degree in management from Brigham Young University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech. He teaches business, marketing, and management courses and is chair of the business management programs for the American National University Roanoke Valley Campus and the Online program. Mathew is also an ACICS evaluator and performs accreditation visits at other colleges across the country.

    Gina Kurtz - Instructor

    Gina Kurtz


    BA, MBA

    Gina Kurtz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree specializing in leadership. She has previously been a classroom instructor at the Lynchburg Campus, but now teaches courses for the American National University online program.

    Beth Stewart - Instructor

    Beth Stewart


    B.A., M.A.

    Beth Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Indiana University and a Master of Arts degree in sociology from Ball State University. She has been teaching at the college-level since 1993 and online since 2003. She primarily teaches social science courses but also mathematics, computer software, freshmen success classes, and online communications. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Philip Travis - Instructor

    Philip Travis



    Philip Travis holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies and a bachelor's degree in history from Radford University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Kentucky. He is currently pursuing a PhD in history from Washington State University, with a focus on U.S. foreign relations and diplomacy during the Cold War and in the present. Philip previously served as a history instructor at New River Community College in Dublin, VA and is now an instructor of humanities courses for the American National University online program.


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