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  1. Shawn Bates, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Mr. Bates is an international lawyer, mediator, educator and trainer with over 15 years of experience in the international arena. He is currently Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, and the Director of the Chile/Argentina Summ… More

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    (202) 885-6169

  2. Evan Berry, Associate Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Evan Berry is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs master's program. His research examines the relationship between religion and the public sphere in contemporary societies, with spec… More

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    (202) 885-2493

  3. Stefano Costanzi, Associate Professor

    CAS - Chemistry

    Dr. Costanzi's research interests mainly revolve around the application of computational techniques to the study of drug targets and the identification of molecules that modulate their activity. The main focus of the research activities is on the stu… More

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    (202) 885-1722

  4. Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, Assistant Professor

    SPA - Government

    Kimberly Cowell-Meyers is Assistant Professor of Government. An AU alumna, she has taught at AU, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. She is the author of Religion and Politics in the Nineteenth Centu… More

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    (202) 885-6223

  5. Ali Erol, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Ali Ersen Erol is currently a Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service. Previously they taught at Howard University, where they received their Ph.D. in Culture & Communication in 2013. Erol's research focuses on queer theory, po… More

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  6. Caleen Jennings, Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education programs. In 2003 she received American Univers… More

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    (202) 885-3430

  7. Jesse Meiller, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Jesse Meiller is an marine ecologist and environmental toxicologist. Jesse received her PhD from the University of Maryland in the Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (MEES) program after doing her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University… More

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    (202) 885-1780

  8. Sarah Menke-Fish, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Sarah Menke-Fish is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a master teacher in the School of Communication. She serves as associate director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, launched and directs Discover the World of Communi… More

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    (202) 885-2098

  9. Jane Palmer, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Jane Palmer has a Ph.D. in Justice, Law & Society from American University, an M.S.W. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College. Before coming to AU for her Ph.D., she… More

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    (202) 885-3118

  10. Renee Souris, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Government

    Renee Nicole Souris, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Justice, Law and Society with a second field in Political Theory from AU's School of Public Affairs in May 2014. Broadly speaking, her research examines the relation between moral development and m… More

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    (202) 885-6551