Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Services
School of Communication
EdD, Global Executive Doctorate in Education, University of Southern California;
MA in Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education, Georgetown University;
MBA, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro;
BBA in Marketing, Valdosta State University
Dr. Katerina Kulagina is assistant dean of graduate academic services at the School of Communication. She oversees graduate recruitment and retention; graduate curriculum; online partnership; graduate advising; and new programs. Katerina joined American University in 2017. She comes to AU from Georgetown University, where she has worked since 2002. In her position as assistant dean of Summer and Special Programs at the School of Continuing Studies she created new markets by forming external partnerships and managed student recruitment and advising. She also was director of admissions in the McDonough School of Business Executive Education, where she helped launch the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA. Katerina also served as assistant director of development in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She spent two years as a development associate in the office of university relations at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. A native of Moscow, Russia she began her professional and educational pursuit at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).