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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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Rebecca Cendan

Rebecca Cendan

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Instructor

Rebecca Cendan, MS, RD, LDN, is a Lecturer in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health at American University. She is a nationally credentialed registered dietitian and regionally licensed dietitian/nutritionist. Rebecca earned a master in scien... [More]

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202-885-3016
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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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202-885-3703
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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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Dara Ford

Dara Ford

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Dara Ford is a professorial lecturer in the School of Education, Teaching and Health at American University. She is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian with clinical and research interests broadly related to diet and quality of life. She is parti... [More]

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202-885-2713
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Jody Gan

Jody Gan

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Instructor

Jody Gan is an instructor in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health and the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Public Health. With 25 years of experience planning, implementing and evaluating health programs at the local, state, and n... [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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Kathleen Holton

Kathleen Holton

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Assistant Professor

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
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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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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

Dr. Lancaster is a student of Africa and a critical qualitative researcher interested in issues of equity, access, and gender with a regional focus on southern Africa and a contextual focus on the urban. She employs the analytical lens of social-spat... [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 work is cross-disciplinary, integrating perspectives and methods from neuropsychol... [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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Professorial Lecturer

Tom is Professorial Lecturer at American University, teaching courses in Health Promotion Management, Sports Psychology, and Stress Management. He recently completed his doctorate in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience here at American University. ... [More]

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202-885-3054
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Anastasia Snelling

Anastasia Snelling

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Associate Dean, School of Education, Teaching and Health

Dr. Anastasia Snelling is a professor and the Associate Dean in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health at American University. She has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a registered dietitian for over thirty years and... [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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Jennifer Steele

Jennifer Steele

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Associate Professor

Jennifer Steele’s research interests focus on urban education policy at the K-12 and postsecondary levels, with a focus on education reform, teacher quality, and transitions between K-12 and higher education. Her work emphasizes quantitative methods ... [More]

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202-885-3762
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Amelia Tseng

Amelia Tseng

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Instructor

Dr. Amelia Tseng brings her expertise in sociolinguistics and education to her role as Lecturer and Director of the Bilingual Education program at American University. Amelia successfully defended her Ph.D dissertation on Latino language practices an... [More]

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Vivian Vasquez

Vivian Vasquez

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Professor

Dr. Vivian Maria 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 tech... [More]

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202-885-3719
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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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Rebecca Wilner

Rebecca Wilner

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Interim Program Administrator

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202-885-3705
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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. Dr. Worden's primary research examines the intersection of national identity, social memory, and education. She has published widely on the subject, i... [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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