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The following faculty members teach online learning courses offered by American University. To correspond with the course listing, we grouped the faculty by school and college.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo

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Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-6527
CAS - Math & Statistics


Lynne Arneson

Lynne Arneson

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Interim Director of Public Health & Premed

Following an education in the Midwest culminating in a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, Professor Arneson began teaching students in the Department of Biology at American University in 2001.  She became the Premedical Programs Coordi... [More]

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202-885-2186
CAS - Dean's Office


Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry

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Assistant Professor

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202-885-2901
CAS - Literature


Stefanie Bloom

Stefanie Bloom

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Julie Sara Boyd

Julie Sara Boyd

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Julie Sara Boyd is a highly experienced mathematics educator with over eight years of secondary instruction in urban secondary schools. Boyd received her Masters in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a Masters in Secondary Math E... [More]

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202-885-3727
CAS-Education Teaching Health


Ivy Broder

Ivy Broder

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Professor

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202-885-2126
CAS - Economics


Michael Cabot

Michael Cabot

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Writing Instructor

A native of the State of New Mexico, Mike Cabot earned his MA from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Before coming to AU in 2011, Mike taught courses in college writing, literature, and technical and professional writing at the University o... [More]

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202-885-6524
CAS - Literature


Daryn Cambridge

Daryn Cambridge

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Adjunct Instructor

Daryn Cambridge is Senior Director for Learning & Digital Strategies at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, an experiential education and training consultant, and an adjunct professor at American University where he teaches Education for... [More]



Elizabeth Cralley Wetzler

Elizabeth Cralley Wetzler

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Cralley earned both her BA in Psychology (1991) and her MA in Psychological Measurement and Statistics (1993) from Illinois State University. In 1999, she earned her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Tulane University, focusing her resea... [More]

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202-885-2028
CAS - Psychology


Mary Ellen Curtin

Mary Ellen Curtin

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Assistant Professor

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]

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202-885-6998
CAS - History


Shannon Delborrello

Shannon Delborrello

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Adjunct Instructor



Richard Dent

Richard Dent

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Associate Professor

Prof. Dent is the author of Chesapeake Prehistory: Old Traditions, New Directions and a significant number of other publications on the archaeology of the Chesapeake and Middle Atlantic regions. He maintains interests in both prehistoric and historic... [More]

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202-885-1848
CAS - Anthropology


Rose Ediger Wishall

Rose Ediger Wishall

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Adjunct Instructor



Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus

Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Michigan. Her research revolves around a core interes... [More]

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202-885-1773
CAS - Psychology


Dorelle Engel

Dorelle Engel

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Adjunct Instructor

Professor Engel has been an Adjunct Instructor teaching Intro to Nutrition Courses for American University since 2010. She also is a full Professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. In addition, she is certified as a Peer Reviewer for Qua... [More]



Bryan Fantie

Bryan Fantie

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Associate Professor

RESEARCH INTERESTS:Cognitive and clinical neuropsychology, behavioural neuroscience; neural mechanisms and correlates of behaviour, emotion, cognition, learning, memory; behavioural neurology; neuropsychological testing and diagnosis; function of the... [More]

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202-885-1790
CAS - Psychology


Ellen Feder

Ellen Feder

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Associate Professor

Ellen K. Feder works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social policy. Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender applies Foucault's method to... [More]

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202-885-2931
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Lydia Fettig

Lydia Fettig

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Professorial Lecturer

Lydia Morris Fettig holds a B.S. in Social Science from Portland State University (in Oregon, not Maine!) and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University. Prior to teaching at AU, she taught writing and literature courses at University of ... [More]

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202-885-6347
CAS - Literature


Maria Floro

Maria Floro

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Associate Professor

Maria Sagrario Floro dissertation was published into a book (co-authored) entitled Informal Rural Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics: The Case of Philippine Agriculture (1991). From the time she was in college, she has been interested... [More]

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202-885-3139
CAS - Economics


Alan Ford

Alan Ford

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Computer Scientist in Residence

Ten years as Technical Manager for the Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems, College of Arts & Sciences, American University. Five years as a full time Instructor in Computer Science, American University. Currently Computer Scientist in R... [More]

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202-885-2283


Yvonne Fulbright

Yvonne Fulbright

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Noah Getz

Noah Getz

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Musician in Residence

Dr. Noah Getz is a saxophone instructor in the applied music program. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as the recipient of the National Alliance for Excellence Grand Prize and has presented solo recitals for the Dame Myra Hess Series, World Saxophone ... [More]



James Girard

James Girard

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Department Chair, Chemistry

Dr. James Girard teaches analytical, environmental and forensic chemistry, as well as chemistry for non-science majors. He is the author of a textbook for environmental and chemistry students, Principles of Environmental Chemistry. He is also the aut... [More]

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202-885-1791
CAS - Chemistry


Bernhard Gunter

Bernhard Gunter

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Gunter’s areas of expertise include development macroeconomics, debt sustainability analysis, and the social impact of globalization. He is also interested in analyzing poverty reduction policies, development strategies, and the challenge of clim... [More]

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CAS - Economics


Katherine Haldeman

Katherine Haldeman

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Adjunct Instructor

Kathy Haldeman is a Health Promotion Consultant and an adjunct faculty member at American University and at George Mason University. During 1988 to 2008, Kathy coordinated the health promotion efforts of the American University Wellness Center. In 20... [More]

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202-885-6275
Student Health Center


Mary Hansen

Mary Hansen

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Associate Professor

Mary Eschelbach Hansen is widely published in the fields of child welfare policy and economic history. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Institu... [More]

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202-885-3793
CAS - Economics


Kate Haulman

Kate Haulman

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Associate Professor

Kate Haulman researches and teaches early North American and American women's and gender history. She is the author of The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011), winner of the Berkshire Conferenc... [More]

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202-885-2417
CAS - History


Alex Hodges

Alex Hodges

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Associate Librarian

In 2013, Alex became the University Library's associate director for instruction and research services. After having led the library's instruction programming for six years, Alex also oversees the University Library's reference and research assistanc... [More]

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202-885-3845
University Library


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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202-885-3714
CAS-Education Teaching Health


Jennifer Irwin

Jennifer Irwin

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Alan Isaac

Alan Isaac

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Associate Professor

Alan Isaac is working in agent-based modeling with applications to the intergenerational transmission of wealth and to epidemiology. He also does research in Post Keynesian macroeconomics, broadly defined.

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202-885-3770
CAS - Economics


Patrick Joyner

Patrick Joyner

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Kelly Joyner began teaching at American University in 2000. His courses have thematic links to psychology, film and photography, and history. Lately, he’s most interested in linguistics, film, and the convergence of history and film. He’s a product o... [More]

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202-885-2980
CAS - Literature


Karl Kippola

Karl Kippola

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Assistant Professor

Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and dialect coach, Kippola has been involved in well ov... [More]

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202-885-3464
CAS - Performing Arts


Brenda Kirkwood

Brenda Kirkwood

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Instructor

Brenda Kirkwood’s interests focus on strengthening the public health workforce through expansion of public health educational and training opportunities. She has been actively involved in national initiatives aimed at bringing the study of public hea... [More]

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202-885-2205
CAS - Sociology


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
CAS-Education Teaching Health


Monique Laney

Monique Laney

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Sherburne Laughlin

Sherburne Laughlin

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Sherburne Laughlin holds an MBA from Yale University and is a cum laude graduate of Davidson College. Her nonprofit management and philanthropic career spans over 20 years of executive director and program director experience. A professor since 1995 ... [More]

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202-885-3485
CAS - Performing Arts


Adrea Lawrence

Adrea Lawrence

As a policy historian and the social studies specialist in the teacher education program at American University, Dr. Lawrence’s research interests extend from American Indian education to historical and qualitative research methodologies, to discipli... [More]

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202-885-2713
CAS - Education/Teaching/Health


Michael Limarzi

Michael Limarzi

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Professorial Lecturer

Mike Limarzi earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 focusing in algebraic number theory. He received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, spending a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. He has taught a variety of mathemati... [More]

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202-885-3146
CAS - Math & Statistics


Marc Medwin

Marc Medwin

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Assistant Professor

Marc Medwin received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Ithaca College in New York. He went on to earn a MA and PhD in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing a dissertation on the late works of Jo... [More]

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202-885-3446
CAS - Performing Arts


Jessica Meiller

Jessica Meiller

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Jesse Meiller is an aquatic ecologist and 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. She receive... [More]



Jeffrey Middents

Jeffrey Middents

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Associate Professor

Professor Middents studies and teaches film and world literature, specifically focusing on Latin American narratives from the 1960s to the 1980s, and serves as the advisor to the Cinema Studies minor. His film-oriented courses cover a wide range of c... [More]

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202-885-2979
CAS - Literature


Stephanie Mull

Stephanie Mull

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Adjunct Instructor

Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Fitness and Health Promotion. She has over 12 years of experience in a variety of settings including hospitals where ... [More]



Michelle Newton-Francis

Michelle Newton-Francis

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Newton-Francis is a cultural sociologist whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of the production and reception of popular culture, work and labor, and body and embodiment. From 2010-2012 she served as council member and ... [More]

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202-885-2485
CAS - Sociology


Caren Oberg

Caren Oberg

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Scholar in Residence

Caren Oberg is the Principal and Owner of Oberg Research, LLC; based in Atlanta, GA. She has a Masters of Arts and Teaching (M.A.T) in Museum Education from The George Washington University. She has taught courses for the Public History Program at A... [More]



Walter Park

Walter Park

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Professor

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202-885-3774
CAS - Economics


Tom Ratekin

Tom Ratekin

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Assistant Professor

Professor Ratekin teaches courses in twentieth-century literature and film. His interests include modern British, American, and world literature, postmodernism, literary theory, consumer culture, psychoanalysis, genre studies and the memoir. His book... [More]

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202-885-6341
CAS - Literature


Kara Reynolds

Kara Reynolds

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Associate Professor

Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping protection, and the impact of trade liberalizati... [More]

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202-885-3768
CAS - Economics


Katheryn Ryan

Katheryn Ryan

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Adjunct Instructor



Catherine Schaeff

Catherine Schaeff

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Schaeff's main research interests are conservation biology, molecular ecology and behavior. She uses molecular DNA techniques in conjunction with behavioral data to investigate gene flow patterns within and between populations (e.g., right whales... [More]

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202-885-2175
CAS - Dean's Office


Gretchen Schafft

Gretchen Schafft

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Public Anthropologist in Residence

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202-885-1830
CAS - Anthropology


Tracey Slotta

Tracey Slotta

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Professorial Lecturer

Research Interests: Plant Systematics using morphological and molecular techniques. I use DNA sequences, microsatellites, and ISSRs to estimate species and population relationships. Plants of interest include rare or endangered species and the weedy ... [More]

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202-885-2203
CAS - Biology


Nan Smith

Nan Smith

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Emily Steinmetz

Emily Steinmetz

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-6797
CAS - Anthropology


Jessica Uscinski

Jessica Uscinski

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Assistant Professor

Jessica Uscinski recently joined the Physics Department at American University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2008. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Arizona in 2008. Her research primarily involves investigating t... [More]

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202-885-3505
CAS - Physics


Christine Van Berten

Christine Van Berten

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Professorial Lecturer

Christine van Berten teaches French and Francophone cultures, Literature and French language at university level in Europe and the United States for over 15 years. After a ten-year career as a Professor of Odontology and a scientist, she received a s... [More]

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202-885-2157
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Ximena Varela

Ximena Varela

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Director, Arts Management Program

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and sustainable development. She has worked with and ad... [More]

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202-885-3883
CAS - Performing Arts


Nuria Vilanova

Nuria Vilanova

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Assistant Professor and Associate Dept Chair, World Languages & Cultures

Núria Vilanova teaches Latin American Culture, Literature and Cinema. Her research is devoted to the impact of social change and migration on cultural production. She works on textual and cinematic narratives of violence, inequality and poverty, part... [More]

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202-885-2393
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Linda Voris

Linda Voris

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Assistant Professor

Professor Voris’s teaching and research interests include twentieth-century American and British literature, the intellectual history of modernism and its relation to the visual arts, as well as contemporary lyrical and experimental poetry. Her book ... [More]

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202-885-2984
CAS - Literature


Lauren Weis

Lauren Weis

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Director, WGSS

I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradition articulated ... [More]

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202-885-2926
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


John Willoughby

John Willoughby

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Professor

Professor Willoughby has recently returned from a two-year stay in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he helped create an undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Sharjah. He has also taught at the American University in Cai... [More]

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202-885-3759
CAS - Economics


Stef Woods

Stef Woods

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Adjunct Instructor

Stef Woods is a sexuality educator, writer, attorney, and breast cancer survivor and advocate. She writes about relationships, sexuality, health advocacy, motherhood and cancer on her website, CityGirlBlogs.com. Prior to starting her blog, she practi... [More]



Brian Yates

Brian Yates

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Professor

Dr. Yates has published 77 articles and book chapters, plus 5 books. Most of his publications apply cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis to the systematic evaluation and improvement of human services. Dr. Yates has conducted Cost - Procedure -... [More]

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202-885-1727
CAS - Psychology


Melissa Young

Melissa Young

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Writing Instructor

Melissa Scholes Young holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and an MA in Education from Stetson University.  Her creative work has been published in Brain, Child, Huffington Post, Tampa Review, and other litera... [More]

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202-885-6523
CAS - Literature


Kogod School of Business (KSB)

Yusuf Choudhry

Yusuf Choudhry

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Ghiyath Nakshbendi

Ghiyath Nakshbendi

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Executive in Residence

Professor Nakshbendi teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in project finance, microfinance, export-import management, international business and the global marketplace. He has extensive international business experience. His early career in aca... [More]

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202-885-3268
KSB - International Business


Jay Pope

Jay Pope

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Executive in Residence

Professor Pope is an Executive-in-Residence in the Management Department of Kogod, where he teaches a course in Global Corporate Citizenship. He also advises the JD/MBA Club. His past teaching experience includes one year as a full-time Visiting Assi... [More]

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202-885-1847
KSB - Management


Lawrence Schrenk

Lawrence Schrenk

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Assistant Professor

Professor Schrenk teaches courses on corporate finance, personal finance, personal wealth management, and international finance, including an online versions of several. His research interests are in executive compensation and corporate governance, c... [More]

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202-885-2794
KSB - Finance and Real Estate


School of International Service (SIS)

Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya

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Professor

Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center. Previously, he was Professor of Global Governance at the University of Bristol, Professor at York University, Toronto, and at Nanyang... [More]

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202-885-3153
SIS-School of Intl Service


Aaron Boesenecker

Aaron Boesenecker

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Aaron P. Boesenecker joined the SIS faculty in the fall of 2009 and is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics Program.  His research interests include European politics, comparative political economy, religion and politics, and qual... [More]

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202-885-6326
SIS-School of Intl Service


Derrick L. Cogburn

Derrick L. Cogburn

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Associate Professor

Derrick Cogburn is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University. His research and teaching includes: global information and communication technology and socio-economic development; insti... [More]

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202-885-2400
SIS-School of Intl Service


Cindy Collins

Cindy Collins

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Adjunct Instructor

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202-885-6427
SIS-School of Intl Service


Karen Froslid Jones

Karen Froslid Jones

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Director-Institutional Research & Assessment

202-885-6155
Institutional Research


Tamar Gutner

Tamar Gutner

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Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education

Professor Gutner is currently Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education. Her research and teaching interests include international organizations, global environmental politics, and international political economy. Her research focuses... [More]

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202-885-1620
SIS-School of Intl Service


Anders C. Hardig

Anders C. Hardig

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Anders Härdig is a Professorial Lecturer in the International Politics program at SIS. His main fields of expertise are international politics and comparative and regional studies with a special focus on social movements and grassroots networks i... [More]

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202-885-1541
SIS-School of Intl Service


Craig Hayden

Craig Hayden

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Craig Hayden is an assistant professor in the International Communication Program at American University’s School of International Service. His current research focuses on the discourse of public diplomacy, the rhetoric of foreign policy related ... [More]

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202-885-1497
SIS-School of Intl Service


Benjamin Jensen

Benjamin Jensen

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Scholar in Residence

Dr. Benjamin Jensen is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Programs and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Political Sociology and International Security with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (... [More]

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202-885-1673
SIS-School of Intl Service


John Robert Kelley

John Robert Kelley

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Assistant Professor

John Robert Kelley is an assistant professor at the School of International Service, American University. Professor Kelley’s involvement in the study of public diplomacy over the last decade has coincided with a sharp increase in interest in the fiel... [More]

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202-885-1558
SIS-School of Intl Service


John King

John King

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Assistant Professor

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202-885-2456
SIS-School of Intl Service


Sarah Knight

Sarah Knight

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Cleeland Knight is Co-Director of the Global Scholars Program and Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. She also serves on the American University's Honors Advisory Committee. Dr. Knight's research fo... [More]

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202-885-1613
SIS-School of Intl Service


Nanette Levinson

Nanette Levinson

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Associate Professor

Nanette S. Levinson is Academic Director of the SIS/Sciences-Po Exchange and Editor of the International Communication Section, The International Studies Compendium Project. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. She served as Associate Dean from 1988-2005. ... [More]

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202-885-1480
SIS-School of Intl Service


Julie Mertus

Julie Mertus

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Professor

Professor Julie Mertus has written widely on human rights and gender, conflict, the Balkans, U.S. foreign policy and U.N. institutions. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, named "... [More]

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202-885-2215
SIS-School of Intl Service


David Mislan

David Mislan

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Assistant Professor

David Bell Mislan joined the SIS faculty in 2011 and is assistant professor in the U.S. foreign policy program. His teaching and research interests are foreign policy analysis, international security, and qualitative methods. Dr. Mislan’s most recent... [More]

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202-885-6134
SIS-School of Intl Service


Mirjana Morosini

Mirjana Morosini

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Instructor

Mirjana Morosini is an historian of modern Europe. Her work focuses on comparative history of ethnic politics, ethnic conflict, and nationalism, borderland identities, cultural history, and the history of science and technology.

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202-885-6827
SIS-School of Intl Service


Mohamed Nimer

Mohamed Nimer

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Nimer teaches the Washington Semester Islam and World Affairs Program. He is author of The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada (Routledge, 2002). His recent writings include Americanizing Is... [More]

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202-895-4921
School of Prof & Extd Studies


Beverly Peters

Beverly Peters

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Peters is a specialist in human security in Africa and has written extensively on economic development, democratization, and HIV/AIDS. She has more than twenty years experience teaching, conducting research, and managing projects in southern and ... [More]

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202-895-4916
School of Prof & Extd Studies


Kate Goodwin Reese

Kate Goodwin Reese

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Adjunct Instructor

Kate Reese is a doctoral student in the School of International Service. She also serves as managing editor for the Journal of International Relations and Development . Her interests revolve around international communication, mobility, and environme... [More]



Christopher Rudolph

Christopher Rudolph

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Associate Professor

Christopher Rudolph has expertise in the areas of national security, international political economy, international migration, ethnic conflict, and international law. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, International Organ... [More]

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202-885-1686
SIS-School of Intl Service


Maina Chawla Singh

Maina Chawla Singh

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Scholar in Residence

Dr. Maina Singh has lectured widely at international institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Cornell, Michigan, Indiana, Brandeis, and at the Library of Congress. She was Scholar-in-Residence, Haddasah-Brandeis Institute(2008); Fellow at Schu... [More]

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(202) 885-1603
SIS - School of International Service


Shalini Venturelli

Shalini Venturelli

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Associate Professor

Dr. Shalini Venturelli is Associate Professor of International Communication and International Relations, in the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.  Professor Venturelli is Director of the Global Public Media Resear... [More]

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202-885-1635
SIS-School of Intl Service


School of Communication (SOC)

Kyle Brannon

Kyle Brannon

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Assistant Professor

Kyle "Kylos" Brannon is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is a filmmaker, motion graphic designer, and VJ. His work with exhibit media has appeared in the Brown v Board National Historic Site, the US Botanical Gardens, Historic Jamesto... [More]

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202-885-2162
SOC - School of Communication


Clint Bush

Clint Bush

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Adjunct Instructor

Clint Bush is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. He received his BA in Graphic Design/Photography from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Colorado in 2001. In 2002 he also studied Interactive Media at the Art Institute of Seattl... [More]



Emily Crowe

Emily Crowe

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Assistant Director, Student Media

Adell Crowe joined the OCL staff in October '11. She was previously an SOC staffer after spending 30 years at Gannett Co. Inc. first as a reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville and later at USA TODAY where she was Standards and Development Editor. S... [More]

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202-885-3395
Student Activities


David Johnson

David Johnson

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Assistant Professor

David Johnson is a full-time professor of Journalism. He teaches courses in digital journalism, interactive storytelling and convergence media. His research interests include social networking and media, behavioral economics and serious games. He is ... [More]

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202-885-2116
SOC - School of Communication


Alexandria Katis

Alexandria Katis

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Adjunct Instructor

Alexandria Katis is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She holds an MFA in Film & Digital Media and a Masters Certificate in Critical & Creative Thinking. She spent 8 years working as a writer, editor and producer for Discovery Channel and ... [More]



Christine Lawrence

Christine Lawrence

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Assistant Professor

Christine C. Lawrence is a full-time professor of Journalism. She brings her experience covering politics and government to the SOC journalism division having worked for 10 years as a senior editor and reporter for Congressional Quarterly. She has co... [More]

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202-885-2062
SOC - School of Communication


Dotty Lynch

Dotty Lynch

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Executive in Residence

Dotty Lynch is a full-time professor of Public Communication. She is the director of the SOC/SPA MA in Political Communication program which launched in 2010. The 2012 election marks Lynch's 22nd election cycle in congressional and presidential campa... [More]

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202-885-2968
SOC - School of Communication


Edwin Mah

Edwin Mah

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Adjunct Instructor

Edwin Mah is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an MFA candidate in film and electronic media with interests in documentary filmmaking, multimedia, and photography who teaches courses on web design and dynamic websites.



Brigid Maher

Brigid Maher

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Associate Professor

Brigid Maher is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a filmmaker and writer who heads the Emerging Media concentration in SOC’s Film and Media Arts Division. Her scholarly writing focuses on the interplay between traditional film and ... [More]

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202-885-2664
SOC - School of Communication


Jill Olmsted

Jill Olmsted

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Associate Professor

Jill Olmsted is a full-time professor of Journalism and the former Journalism Division Director. She worked as an on-air television and radio news anchor, reporter, and editorialist as well as a producer, editor, photographer, and news manager for st... [More]

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202-885-2010
SOC - School of Communication


Lynne Perri

Lynne Perri

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Journalist in Residence

Lynne Perri is a full-time professor of Journalism and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a professional news organization focusing on corporate and government accountability. She is teaching The Fundamentals of News Design and ... [More]

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202-885-6380
SOC - School of Communication


Alison Schafer

Alison Schafer

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Alison Schafer is an adjunct professor of Journalism. She is a strategic communications consultant, media trainer, and producer of visual content for broadcast and the Internet.  Her areas of expertise are international communications and education, ... [More]

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202-885-2066
SOC - School of Communication


Maggie Burnette Stogner

Maggie Burnette Stogner

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Associate Professor

Maggie Burnette Stogner is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She teaches in the Film and Media Arts division, bringing over 25 years of experience to the classroom. During her nine years at National Geographic, she produced, directed and ... [More]

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202-885-2160
SOC - School of Communication


Scott Talan

Scott Talan

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Assistant Professor

Scott Talan, MPA, is a full-time professor of Public Communication. He has worked in media, PR, and communications in four distinct fields: TV News, Politics, Nonprofits and Higher Education. Scott worked at the United Nations, Harvard University and... [More]

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202-885-6461
SOC - School of Communication


School of Public Affairs (SPA)

Chana Barron

Chana Barron

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Assistant Professor

A lawyer and social scientist, Prof. Barron received her Master’s degree from the Department Of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University. She practiced criminal law as both defense counsel and prosecutor. Her Ph. D. studies focused on Crim... [More]

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202-885-2315
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology


Kamal Beyoghlow

Kamal Beyoghlow

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Kamal Beyoghlow is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Government at American University but a full Professor of Strategy, the Middle East, N. Africa, and Islamic Studies at the US National War College.



Christine DeGregorio

Christine DeGregorio

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Associate Professor Emerita

Professor DeGregorio's research and teaching focuses on Congress, interest groups and political communications. In her recent book, Networks of Champions: Leadership, Access, and Advocacy, she examines the partnerships that form among officeholders, ... [More]

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(202) 885-2343


Jason Fabrikant

Jason Fabrikant

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Assistant Professor

Jason Fabrikant is the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS). He manages faculty affairs including appointments and reappointments in SPExS. He is also an Assistant Professor and teaches "Poli... [More]

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202-895-4907
School of Prof & Extd Studies


Stephenie Foster

Stephenie Foster

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Susan Glover

Susan Glover

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Assistant Professor

Professor Glover teaches and does research in the field of comparative politics, with a concentration on Africa. Her past work has focused on democratic transition and consolidation in multi-ethnic states. She has lived and worked in southern Africa,... [More]

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202-885-2674
SPA - Government


Jennifer Gumbrewicz

Jennifer Gumbrewicz

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Professorial Lecturer

Jennifer Gumbrewicz is a successful attorney, experienced professor, and proven leader with a long career in legal practice, research and communications. A graduate of AU’s School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law, she also received her... [More]

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202-885-6386
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology


William Harder

William Harder

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Adjunct Instructor

William L. Harder is a doctoral candidate in Political Science and Public Administration at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC. His dissertation, “The Administrative Governor and Party Strength,” examines the relationshi... [More]



Masaki Hidaka

Masaki Hidaka

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-3996
SPA - Government


Gregory Hunt

Gregory Hunt

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Gregory A. Hunt, a member of the adjunct faculty of the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology, works in the conduct and development of research and training programs in the field of community corrections. During his 20 year tenure as a US Probat... [More]

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202-885-2948
SPA - Justice, Law and Society


John Kornacki

John Kornacki

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. John Kornacki joins the staff of WIPAR as assistant director and office administrator. He is a former foundation officer, research center executive, and congressional staff director. He co-founded the advising firm Washington Edge LLC, and as tau... [More]

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202-885-6443
SPA - School of Public Affairs


Kathryn Kozey

Kathryn Kozey

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Instructor

Kathryn (Katie) received her MA and is completing her PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. She received her BA in Psychology from Brown University in 2005. Her doctoral dissertation examines the effects of gentrifica... [More]

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202-885-2977
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology


James Quirk

James Quirk

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Jim Quirk teaches a wide range of comparative politics and international relations courses. He has taught at Loyola University Maryland and The Catholic University of America, and at the Varna [Bulgaria] University of Economics through the Soros Foun... [More]



Rainey Ransom

Rainey Ransom

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Rainey Ransom has been an Adjunct Professor at American University within the Department of Justice, Law and Society since 1991. Dr. Ransom was a full-time professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University for one year, b... [More]



Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters

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Assistant Dean, School of Public Affairs

Jessica Waters is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education in American University’s School of Public Affairs and is also a faculty member in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology and an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College ... [More]

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202-885-2427
SPA - Dean's Office


Carol Whitney

Carol Whitney

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Carol Whitney is Co-Program Director of the Campaign Management Institute. She is a well-known political consultant whose firm, Whitney and Associates, Inc., specializes in strategic planning and training in politics, government, and the private sect... [More]



Washington Semester Program (WSEM)

Shawn Bates

Shawn Bates

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Assistant Professor

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
SIS-School of Intl Service


Heather Heckel

Heather Heckel

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Assistant Professor

At American University, Heather has had the opportunity to teach the International Environment and Development program with the Washington Semester Program. This course enables exploration of current issues in-depth with the help of diverse experts, ... [More]

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202-895-4984
School of Prof & Extd Studies