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Full-time Faculty

  1. 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 and weight-related concerns and mindfulness-based ap… More

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    (202) 885-3703

  2. 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, Lifetime Health and Fitness, and coordinates internsh… More

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    (202) 885-6872

  3. 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 certain micronutrients on the brain. The most common die… More

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    (202) 885-3797

  4. 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 of Science program in Health Promotion Management … More

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    (202) 885-6285

  5. 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, management, and leadership of national-level public … More

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    (202) 885-6274

  6. Peter Mehlert, Assistant Professor Emeritus

  7. 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 for over thirty years and a fellow in the American C… More

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    (202) 885-6278

  8. 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 teaching in higher education, Amy’s professional … More

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  9. 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 Medicine during her undergraduate years at the Unive… More

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Adjunct Faculty

  • Ms. Sara Bernson - Volleyball
  • Ms. Stefanie Bloom - Gender Culture and Health
  • Ms. Bridget Bowers - Cross Training; Group Aerobic Fitness
  • Ms. Robin Carl - Group Aerobic Fitness
  • Mr. Colin Cooley - Weight Training
  • Dr. Brandon Daniels - Assessment and Evaluation of Health Fitness Parameters
  • Ms. Edwina Davis - Stress Management Techniques
  • Ms. Dorelle Engel - Current Concepts in Nutrition
  • Ms. Allison Flatley - Health Promotion Evaluation
  • 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
  • Ms. Ahen Kim - Volleyball
  • Ms. Vanessa King - Nutrition
  • Ms. Dee Kirby - Beginning Golf
  • Ms. Stephanie Mull - Nutrition for Health; Sports Nutrition
  • Ms. Shannon Ramirez - Yoga
  • 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
  • Dr. Paul Soong - Assistant Professor - Exercise Physiology; Lifetime Health & Fitness


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