The Edge mission is all about finding your competitive edge with relevant news, original content, podcasts, and free newsletters to keep you informed about what’s happening in your field of interest. If you’re focused on advancing your knowledge and pursuing your online degree – including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral – Edge is your online publication for finding news, information, tips, and updates about the many critical industries that encompass our growing global community of American Military University and American Public University students and alumni.
Edge’s award-winning content is curated for working professionals and learners by our dedicated editorial staff. Our staff works in collaboration with leading university faculty-practitioners who – in addition to developing curriculum and instructing our more than 80,000 current students and over 100,000 alumni – are often active leaders in their industries.


Leischen Kranick is a managing editor for Edge. She has more than 12 years of experience working in media including writing, editing, publishing, and promoting articles, podcasts and videos. She currently oversees the production of 10 podcast channels for the university. Leischen has an M.A. in Management from American Military University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College. She won the 2019 “Best Use of eBooks” award from Content Marketing Institute and received the 2017 Award of Excellence from APUS.



Glynn Cosker is a regular contributor to Edge and focuses on politics, homeland security, emergency & disaster management, and related industries. Glynn has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, corporate writing, creative writing, editing, and content strategy. Now a U.S. citizen (but born and raised in the U.K.) Glynn worked for the British government from 1991 to 2002, and he served as Vice-Consul in the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 1998 to 2002. He is also one of the hosts of AMU’s Protect & Secure podcast.



Susan Hoffman is a Quality Assurance Editor and an Edge Managing Editor, whose articles on business, education, and cybersecurity have appeared in multiple print and online publications. Susan is an award-winning blogger with expertise in social media, SEO, and content analytics, and she is also a book reviewer for Military History magazine. Susan has a B.A. cum laude in English from James Madison University and an undergraduate certificate in electronic commerce from American Public University.



Allison Philips has over a decade of experience covering education, financial services, technology, travel, and healthcare industries. Her work has appeared in campaigns for clients such as AARP, Audi, Bloomberg BNA, Blue Shield, Burger King, Citibank, Marriott, Oracle, American Military University, and American Public University.