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Alida Anderson

Alida Anderson

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Associate Professor

Alida Anderson received her PhD in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research and teaching interests include language development and literacy acquisition in diverse populations. Anderson's dissertation research focused... [More]

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Sharon Blumenthal-Cohen

Sharon Blumenthal-Cohen

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Professorial Lecturer

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Elizabeth Cotter

Elizabeth Cotter

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Elizabeth Cotter is an instructor in the School of Education, Teaching and Health at American University. She is a licensed psychologist with clinical and research interests broadly related to the prevention of eating and weight-related concerns.... [More]

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Cathy Crocker

Cathy Crocker

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Professorial Lecturer

Cathy Crocker began her career in 1974 as a teacher of mathematics at McLean High School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She ended her career with FCPS when she retired in 2004 as principal of Mount Vernon High School. In September 2004 Dr.... [More]

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202-885-6259
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Jody Gan

Jody Gan

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Instructor

Jody Gan is an instructor in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Public Health. With more than 25 years of planning, implementing and evaluating health programs at the local, state, and national levels, she en... [More]

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202-885-6872
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Marilyn Goldhammer

Marilyn Goldhammer

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Educator in Residence

Marilyn joined CTRL in January, 2012 as the Coordinator of Program Initiatives and Teaching Resources.  She had previously worked with CTRL to conduct noontime conversations, co-lead the Adjunct orientation and prepare a faculty resource on Teaching ... [More]

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202-885-2068
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Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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Associate Professor

Cynthia Miller-Idriss joins the ITEP faculty in August 2013 after having served on the faculty in the International Education Program at New York University since 2003, most recently as the Program Director. Professor Miller-Idriss earned her bachelo... [More]

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Sarah Irvine Belson

Sarah Irvine Belson

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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]

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Frederic Jacobs

Frederic Jacobs

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Professor

Research and Teaching Interests: The role, function, and impact of higher education; theory and practice in adult learning; public policy and education; quantitative research.

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202-885-2124
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Robert Karch

Robert Karch

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Professor

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
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Illana Lancaster

Illana Lancaster

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Assistant Professor

Illana Lancaster is an assistant professor in the International Training and Education Program (ITEP) in the School for Education, Teaching, and Health (SETH) at American University in Washington, DC where she teaches and researches. Dr. Lancaster is... [More]

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202-885-6367
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Lauren McGrath

Lauren McGrath

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Assistant Professor

Dr. McGrath’s research focuses on neuropsychological, genetic, and environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly learning disabilities. Her research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, integrating perspectives and... [More]

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202-885-2726
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Peter Mehlert

Peter Mehlert

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Assistant Professor

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202-885-3035
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Thomas Nassif

Thomas Nassif

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Instructor

Thomas is on the full-time faculty at American University, teaching courses in Health Promotion Management, Sports Psychology, and Stress Management. He is completing his doctorate in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience here at AU. His research int... [More]

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202-885-3054
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Ana-Maria Nuevo

Ana-Maria Nuevo

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ana-Maria Nuevo specializes in dual and second language learning. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and supervising teachers of English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language. Before beginning her career at American Unive... [More]

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Anastasia Snelling

Anastasia Snelling

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Associate Dean, School of Education, Teaching and Health

Dr. Anastasia Snelling is an associate professor at American University in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health. Dr. Snelling has been teaching undergraduate and graduate health promotion programs for the past two decades with a focus on nut... [More]

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202-885-6278
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Jason Snyder

Jason Snyder

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Professorial Lecturer

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]

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202-885-6209
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Vivian Vasquez

Vivian Vasquez

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Professor

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]

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Stephen Vassallo

Stephen Vassallo

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Associate Professor

In his teaching and scholarship, Vassallo works to merge perspectives to critically explore issues related to teaching and learning, especially in the context of academic self-regulation. He draws from sociology, philosophy and educational psychology... [More]

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202-885-3048
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Elizabeth A. Worden

Elizabeth A. Worden

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Associate Professor

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 the previous year. Worden's primary research examines the role of teaching hi... [More]

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202-885-3723
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Emeritus Faculty

Lynn Fox

Lynn Fox

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Associate Professor Emerita



Lawrence Nyce

Lawrence Nyce

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Associate Professor Emeritus



David Sadker

David Sadker

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Professor Emeritus



Charles Tesconi

Charles Tesconi

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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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