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Our Faculty

As community-based research scholars, you will have the opportunity to engage with faculty committed to solving today's critical social issues.

  1. Mary Ellen Curtin, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Mary Ellen Curtin has a Ph.d from Duke University and is a historian of modern African American and women's social and political history. Her first book Black Prisoners and Their World documented the experiences of black convict laborers in the South… More

    Send email to Mary Ellen Curtin

    (202) 885-6998

  2. Terra Gargano, Professorial Lecturer

    Dr. Gargano teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural and cross-cultural communication both online and on campus. She spent time teaching English in Japan and was the Assistant Dean of Semester at Sea for ISE (the Institute for Ship… More

    Send email to Terra Gargano

    (202) 885-1612

  3. Jane Palmer, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

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

    Send email to Jane Palmer

    (202) 885-3118