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Health Studies Faculty and Staff

Anastasia Snelling Department Chair, Health Studies CAS - Health Studies

Dr. Anastasia Snelling is a professor and Chair of the Department of Health Studies at American University. She has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a registered dietitian fo

  stacey@american.edu

  (202) 885-6278

Elizabeth Cotter Assistant Professor CAS - Health Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Cotter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. She is a licensed psychologist with research interests related to the prevention of eating an

  cotter@american.edu

  (202) 885-3703

Martinique Free Professorial Lecturer CAS - Health Promotion Program

Dr. Free is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Education and MPH in Communicable Diseases and Behavioral He

  mfree@american.edu

  (202) 885-6873

Jody Gan Instructor CAS - Health Studies

Jody Gan is an instructor in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Health Studies where she teaches Introduction to Public Health, Introduction to Health Promotion, Multicultural Health, Lif

  gan@american.edu

  (202) 885-6872

Jolynn Gardner Director, Public Health Program CAS - Health Studies

Jolynn Gardner is the Director of the Public Health Program in the Department of Health Studies. Dr. Gardner has over 25 years of experience in undergraduate Public Health education. She earned a do

  jgardner@american.edu

  (202) 885-3943

Melissa Hawkins Director, Public Health Scholars Program CAS - Health Studies

Melissa Hawkins is the Director of the Public Health Scholars Program in the Department of Health Sciences at American University. Dr. Hawkins brings over a decade of experience in the application of

  mhawkins@american.edu

  (202) 885-6252

Kathleen Holton Assistant Professor CAS - Health Studies

Dr. Kathleen Holton is a nutritional neuroscientist. Her research examines the negative effects of dietary excitotoxins on neurological symptoms, as well as the positive protective effects of certai

  holton@american.edu

  (202) 885-3797

Robert Karch Professor CAS - Health Promotion Program

Robert Karch has been a member of American University faculty since 1969. He is a full professor in the School of Education, Teaching & Health. He is also the founder and Director of both the Masters

  rkarch@american.edu

  (202) 885-6285

Elissa Margolin Instructor CAS - Health Studies

Elissa Margolin is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Health Studies. For nearly a decade, she has worked in the service of some of the world’s poorest, providing technical direction, ma

  margolin@american.edu

  (202) 885-6274

Ethan Mereish Assistant Professor CAS - Health Studies

Dr. Ethan Mereish is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. He completed a clinical psyc

  mereish@american.edu

  (202) 885-3054

Allison Tepper Instructor CAS - Health Promotion Program

Allison Tepper is an Instructor in the Department of Health Studies. She is a Registered Dietitian licensed in both Washington, DC and Maryland. Prior to coming to American University, she had both

  atepper@american.edu

  (202) 885-6179

Amy Trietiak Instructor CAS - Health Studies

Amy Trietiak is an Instructor with the Department of Health Studies. She has more than 15 years of health promotion experience and currently co-owns a yoga studio in Falls Church, Virginia. Outside of

  trietiak@american.edu

Trina Ulrich Professorial Lecturer CAS - Health Studies

Trina C. Ulrich, MD is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Studies at American University, teaching Sports Nutrition, Lifecycle Nutrition and Sports Psychology. Trina studied Sports Me

  ulrich@american.edu

Jessica Young Assistant Professor CAS - Health Studies

Jessica Young is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Studies at American University. Her work broadly focuses on health in economically distressed and under-resourced communities. Dr. Y

  jessica@american.edu

  (202) 885-2726

Adjunct Faculty

  • Ms. Sarah Bernson - Volleyball
  • Ms. Bridget Bowers - Cross Training; Group Aerobic Fitness
  • Ms. Robin Carl - Group Aerobic Fitness
  • Mr. Colin Cooley - Weight Training
  • Ms. Edwina Davis - Stress Management Techniques
  • Ms. Dorelle Engel - Current Concepts in Nutrition
  • Mr. John Garrett - Tennis
  • Mr. Michael Gurevitz (National Diving Center) - Scuba
  • Ms. Kathy Haldeman - Wellness Advocates
  • Ms. Rose Kehoe - Lifetime Health and Fitness; Water Aerobics
  • Mr. Ahen Kim - Volleyball
  • Ms. Stephanie Mull - Nutrition for Health; Sports Nutrition
  • Ms. Brigid Rauch - Yoga
  • Ms. Aimee Richardson - Women's Health
  • Dr. Joanne Roberts - Applied Physiology and Testing I & II
  • Ms. Ann Roberts - Personal Defense.
  • Mr. Jim Roberts - Beginning Martial Arts; Intermediate Martial Arts
  • Ms. Claudia Rodriguez - Strategies in Stress Reduction
  • Mr. Alexandre Ryjik - Beginning Fencing

Emeritus Faculty

  • Mr. Billy Coward - Associate Professor
  • Dr. D. Geiser - Professor
  • Dr. V. Hawke - Professor
  • Dr. J. Hubbell - Professor
  • Mr. Larry Nyce - Associate Professor
  • Dr. Barbara Reiman - Associate Professor
  • Dr. Margaret Safrit - Professor