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  1. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology

    CAS - School of Education

    Cynthia Miller-Idriss is Associate Professor of Education and Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the International Training and Education Program in the School of Education. Professor Miller-Idriss earned her bachelor's deg… More

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    (202) 885-3740


  1. Christian Bracho, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Christian Bracho is a faculty member in the International Training and Education Program in the School of Education. His dissertation focused on the relationships between education reform, nationalism, and teacher movements, via a case study of a… More

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  2. Michael Gibbons, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-Education Teaching Health

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  3. Thomas Lent, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Mr. Lent has 40 years of experience in six regions of the world in different roles, including leadership and management, facilitation, strategic planning, organizational development, organizational learning, knowledge development, and training/capaci… More

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  4. Susan Shepler, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Shepler's research interests include youth and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, education and economic development, NGOs and globalization, transitional justice, and childhood studies. In a… More

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    (202) 885-2454

  5. Jennifer Steele, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Jennifer L. Steele is an Associate Professor of Education at American University in Washington, DC. Her research, which emphasizes quantitative methods that support causal inference, focuses on urban education policy at the K-12 and postsecondary… More

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    (202) 885-3762

  6. Amanda Taylor, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Amanda Taylor’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of culture, power, and education. She is particularly interested in the role of race in shaping educational policy and practice as well as community organizing for school reform. Her wor… More

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    (202) 885-2496

  7. Charles Tesconi, Professor Emeritus

    Charles Tesconi, Jr., is a Professor of Education at American University, Washington, DC, where he served as Dean of the School of Education from 1989-1993 and 1996-2000. He was Dean of the College of Education and Social Services and Professor of Ed… More

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    (202) 885-3740

  8. Elizabeth A. Worden, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Elizabeth Anderson Worden joined American University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2007 after earning her PhD in International Education from New York University. Her primary research examines how governments foster identities and belo… More

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    (202) 885-3723


  1. Ophira Bansal, Part Time Staff

    CAS-Education Teaching Health

    ITEP Program Coordinator Ophira Bansal joins AU in August 2013 as the part-time coordinator of ITEP. Ophira's professional background is in international development in nonprofit organizations; and her MBA studies focused on nonprofit management. Oph… More

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    (202) 885-3128

  2. Brittney Cosby, Graduate Programs Coordinator

    CAS - School of Education

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    (202) 885-8201