Research and Teaching Interests: The role, function, and impact of higher education; theory and practice in adult learning; public policy and education; quantitative research.
Professor and Department Chair, Economics
My research examines the political economy of various government expenditure programs, including primary and secondary education, income redistribution, and federal disaster aid.
Sarah Irvine Belson,
Dean, School of Education, Teaching and Health
Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson holds a PhD from Arizona State University and currently serves as the Dean of the School of Education, Teaching & Health. Her research explores educational opportunity for children with disabilities and teacher education polic... [More]
Jason Snyder’s teaching and research focuses on education law and education policy. Prior to joining American University’s faculty, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Seco... [More]
Dr. Vasquez is a Professor of Education at American University. The 2013-2014 academic year marks her 30th year in the field of education. Her research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy and information communication technology. Her p... [More]