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Assessment

        Chair
  1. Karen Froslid Jones

    Karen Froslid Jones, Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

    Institutional Research

    Karen Froslid Jones is currently Assistant Provost of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at American University. She oversees the institution’s institutional assessment program, including coordinating assessment of student learning. As part… More

    (202) 885-6155

        Members
  1. Laura BonDurant

    Laura BonDurant, Associate Dean for Academic Administration

    SOC - School of Communication

    Laura BonDurant joined the SOC in Janauary 2010. Prior to her role in the SOC she served as the Director of the Center for Academic Success at The Catholic University of America. Previously she was the Assistant Dean at Georgetown University's School… More

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    (202) 885-2054

  2. Jonnel Clothier

    Jonnel Clothier, Director of AU Central

    AU Central

    Jonnel Clothier has been on staff at American University since 2006. She served as the Director of Curriculum and Undergraduate Affairs in the School of Communication from 2006-2009. From 2009-2010 Jonnel held the position of Director of Operations f… More

    Send email to Jonnel Clothier

    (202) 885-3572

  3. Darrell Cook

    Darrell Cook, Senior Director of Student Accounts

    Student Accounts

    Send email to Darrell Cook

    (202) 885-3546

  4. James Ellis

    James Ellis, Manager of Student Success & Retention

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to James Ellis

    (202) 885-2240

  5. Jolynn Gardner

    Jolynn Gardner, Director, Public Health Program

    CAS - Health Studies

    Jolynn Gardner is the Director of American University’s Public Health Program. She earned a doctorate in Community Health Education and Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University and she is certified as a Health Education Specialis… More

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    (202) 885-3943

  6. John Hyman

    John Hyman, Dir. College Writing Program & Writing Center

    CAS - Literature

    John Hyman began teaching at American University in 1986. He has won several teaching awards and was recognized for outstanding service to the university community in 2000. He has directed the Writing Center since 1993, and in 2000 became the directo… More

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    (202) 885-3911

  7. Emily Jones- Green

    Emily Jones- Green, Director, Undergraduate Advising, Retention and Recruitment

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Emily came to the College of Arts and Sciences from George Mason University, where she was the Academic Program Coordinator for the Global Affairs Program. Prior to that, Emily worked for the University of California, Irvine in the Office of Admissio… More

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    (202) 885-3144

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    Brian Lee Sang, Assistant Vice Provost, Financial Aid

    Fin Aid Enrollment Services

    Brian Lee Sang has served as the Director of the Financial Aid Office since 2000. Under his leadership, the Financial Aid Office provides financial assistance to both graduate and undergraduate students. As a member of the Office of Enrollment Senior… More

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    (202) 885-6100

  9. Laura McAndrew

    Laura McAndrew, Assistant Vice President of Treasury

    Treasury Operations

    Send email to Laura McAndrew

    (202) 885-6294

  10. Marianne Huger Thomson

    Marianne Huger Thomson, Senior Director, Academic Support & Access

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Marianne Huger Thomson serves as the Senior Director of the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). In this role, Dr. Thomson oversees academic support resources, disability services, and the student athlete support program. Prior to her role in t… More

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    (202) 885-3467

Expert Identification

        Chair
  1. Jeffrey Rutenbeck

    Jeffrey Rutenbeck, Dean, School of Communication

    SOC - School of Communication

    Since joining AU in June of 2012, Jeff has focused his energies on growing the Campaign for SOC and building on established partnerships to expand the Dean's Internships, launch a new Investigative Journalism Practicum with the Washington Post, and j… More

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    (202) 885-2058

        Members
  1. Nancy Davenport

    Nancy Davenport, University Librarian

    University Library

    Nancy Davenport is the University Librarian at American University. From 2006-February 2012, she was the Director of Library Services at the Public Library in the District of Columbia. From 2004-2006, she was President of the Council on Library and I… More

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    (202) 885-3237

  2. Sonya Grier

    Sonya Grier, Professor

    KSB - Marketing

    Professor Grier conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. Her current research investigates the relationship between marketing … More

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    (202) 885-1971

  3. Christopher Moody

    Christopher Moody, Assistant Vice President for Housing & Dining Programs

    Housing and Dining Programs

    Chris Moody has served as the Assistant Vice President of Housing and Dining Programs at American University in Washington, D.C. since February 2007. Previously, he was the Associate Director for Guest and Visitor Services from 2005-2007 and Assistan… More

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    (202) 885-3370

  4. Kamalika Sandell

    Kamalika Sandell, Adjunct Instructor

    OIT - Enterprise Systems

    Kamalika was recently promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer, serving as the second in command for the Office of Information Technology. In addition, she runs the Enterprise Systems unit within the Office of Information Technology. She has e… More

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    (202) 885-2123

Organizational Model

        Chair
  1. Robert Hradsky

    Robert Hradsky, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

    Dean of Students

    Robert Hradsky, Ed.D., is Assistant Vice President of Campus Life, Dean of Students, and Title IX Coordinator at American University where he oversees the Office of Campus Life’s student learning and development team including the Academic Support an… More

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    (202) 885-3318

  2. Beth Muha

    Beth Muha, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

    Human Resources

    I am like many members of the university community; I have enjoyed a long standing relationship that spans both staff and student status. Much has changed at AU and with me since I first joined as a staff member in the summer of 1989. For myself, my … More

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    (202) 885-2451

        Members
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    Tonya Clonen, Part Time Staff

    KSB - Acad Progs - Graduate

    Send email to Tonya Clonen

    (202) 885-2318

  2. Gihan Fernando

    Gihan Fernando, Executive Director-Career Center

    Career Center

    Gihan Fernando has extensive experience in higher education administration with a focus on career services, and before joining the AU community, held progressive leadership positions at the law schools at Georgetown University, Cornell University and… More

    Send email to Gihan Fernando

    (202) 885-1829

  3. Patrick Jackson

    Patrick Jackson, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Learning

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is currently Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of International Relations in the School of International Service. He previously taught at Columbia University and New York University. He received his Ph.… More

    Send email to Patrick Jackson

    (202) 885-2036

  4. Doug McKenna

    Doug McKenna, University Registrar

    Registrar, Office of the

    Doug McKenna has spent his entire higher education career working in the Registrar's Offices of exemplary institutions and is excited to be a member of the American University community. Doug has experience in a wide variety of university life, havi… More

    Send email to Doug McKenna

    (202) 885-2210

  5. Catherine Schaeff

    Catherine Schaeff, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    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

  6. Tiffany Speaks

    Tiffany Speaks, Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

    Cntr for Diversity & Inclusion

    Tiffany Speaks joined American University in June 2007 and was promoted to Senior Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion in 2012. Known as "CDI" this new university department received a 2013 Innovation Award, recognizing “exceptional achie… More

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    (202) 885-3651

  7. Jessica Waters

    Jessica Waters, Assistant Professor

    Provost, Office of the

    Jessica Waters is the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College of Law. Her research focuses primarily on reproductive rights law. Her … More

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    (202) 885-2301

Financial and Human Resources

        Chair
  1. Nana An

    Nana An, Assistant Vice President of Budget and Finance Resource Center

    Finance & Treasurer Office of

    Send email to Nana An

    (202) 885-2729

  2. Violeta Ettle

    Violeta Ettle, Vice Provost for Academic Administration

    Provost, Office of the

    As Vice Provost for Academic Administration, Violeta Ettle oversees financial and administrative activities for the Provost and serves as his liaison on issues regarding information technology, facilities planning, risk management, and human resource… More

    Send email to Violeta Ettle

    (202) 885-2720

        Resources
  1. Beth Muha

    Beth Muha, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

    Human Resources

    I am like many members of the university community; I have enjoyed a long standing relationship that spans both staff and student status. Much has changed at AU and with me since I first joined as a staff member in the summer of 1989. For myself, my … More

    Send email to Beth Muha

    (202) 885-2451

  2. Prita Patel

    Prita Patel, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to Prita Patel

    (202) 885-2177

Technology

        Chair
  1. Kamalika Sandell

    Kamalika Sandell, Adjunct Instructor

    OIT - Enterprise Systems

    Kamalika was recently promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer, serving as the second in command for the Office of Information Technology. In addition, she runs the Enterprise Systems unit within the Office of Information Technology. She has e… More

    Send email to Kamalika Sandell

    (202) 885-2123

        Members
  1. Lisa Leone Boms

    Lisa Leone Boms, Special Assistant to the Vice President

    Lisa Leone Boms joined the Office of Campus Life in July 2013 as the Special Assistant to the Vice President. She previously worked for AU's University Communications & Marketing. Lisa has a background in writing, editing, and digital communication, … More

    Send email to Lisa Leone Boms

    (202) 885-3499

  2. Jonnel Clothier

    Jonnel Clothier, Director of AU Central

    AU Central

    Jonnel Clothier has been on staff at American University since 2006. She served as the Director of Curriculum and Undergraduate Affairs in the School of Communication from 2006-2009. From 2009-2010 Jonnel held the position of Director of Operations f… More

    Send email to Jonnel Clothier

    (202) 885-3572

  3. Roberta Cohen

    Roberta Cohen, Senior Executive Director of University Strategic Alliances

    Development, Office of

    Send email to Roberta Cohen

    (202) 885-3415

  4. James Ellis

    James Ellis, Manager of Student Success & Retention

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to James Ellis

    (202) 885-2240

  5. Karen Froslid Jones

    Karen Froslid Jones, Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

    Institutional Research

    Karen Froslid Jones is currently Assistant Provost of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at American University. She oversees the institution’s institutional assessment program, including coordinating assessment of student learning. As part… More

    (202) 885-6155

  6. Patrick Jackson

    Patrick Jackson, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Learning

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is currently Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of International Relations in the School of International Service. He previously taught at Columbia University and New York University. He received his Ph.… More

    Send email to Patrick Jackson

    (202) 885-2036

  7. Doug McKenna

    Doug McKenna, University Registrar

    Registrar, Office of the

    Doug McKenna has spent his entire higher education career working in the Registrar's Offices of exemplary institutions and is excited to be a member of the American University community. Doug has experience in a wide variety of university life, havi… More

    Send email to Doug McKenna

    (202) 885-2210

  8. Michael Piller

    Michael Piller, Senior Director, Academic Technology

    University Library

    Michael Piller leads multiple campus teams responsible for academic technology services and operations. Together these teams are responsible for campus learning management system and associated tools, video content management system, instructional de… More

    Send email to Michael Piller

    (202) 885-3228

Communication

        Chair
  1. Teresa Flannery

    Teresa Flannery, Vice President of Communication

    University Comm and Marketing

    Terry Flannery has worked in higher education marketing for two decades. She is American University’s first executive director, university communications and marketing, and a member of the president’s cabinet. Establishing a full marketing program, b… More

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    (202) 885-2163

        Members
  1. Sharon Alston

    Sharon Alston, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment

    Enrollment, Office of

    Dr. Sharon Alston is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrollment. This is the area within the Office of the Provost which is tasked with the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of new first year and transfer students to American University, as well … More

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    (202) 885-6053

  2. Fanta Aw

    Fanta Aw, Assistant VP of Campus Life

    Campus Life

    Dr. Fanta Aw is Assistant Vice President of Campus Life and Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service in Washington D.C. Dr. Aw oversees all administrative, programmatic and personnel operations related to Internationa… More

    Send email to Fanta Aw

    (202) 885-3357

  3. Peter Starr

    Peter Starr, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Peter Starr joined American University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for 324 full-time faculty in 17 departments, 1820 undergraduate majors, 979 graduate students and over 40% of all enrollm… More

    Send email to Peter Starr

    (202) 885-2446

        Mellon Project Manager
  1. Bridget Cooney

    Bridget Cooney, Finance Project Manager

    Finance & Treasurer Office of

    Bridget brings corporate finance experience from several private sector entities, ranging from her work as a program analyst in the aerospace industry to the world of journalism at the Los Angeles Times. Prior to joining American University, Bridget… More

    Send email to Bridget Cooney

    (202) 885-2718

Faculty Engagement

        Chair
  1. Larry Engel

    Larry Engel, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    With nearly 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and 250 projects, his documentaries appear on PBS, the Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, among many other outlets. Awards include a Daytime Emmy for Best Cinematography and the Mountain Spir… More

    Send email to Larry Engel

    (202) 885-2688

        Members
  1. Andrea Malkin Brenner

    Andrea Malkin Brenner, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Andrea Brenner is a sociologist and Director of University College, AU’s oldest and largest living-learning community. She joined the Department of Sociology faculty in 1999 and also serves as the Department’s Undergraduate Advisor and Internship Coo… More

    Send email to Andrea Malkin Brenner

    (202) 885-2478

  2. Christine BN Chin

    Christine BN Chin, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Chin’s research and teaching interests are in the political economy of transnational migration, Southeast Asian studies and intercultural relations. She is the author of In Service and Servitude: Foreign Female Domestic Workers and the Malaysian … More

    Send email to Christine BN Chin

    (202) 885-6365

  3. Maria De Jesus

    Maria De Jesus, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health disparities, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural health communication… More

    Send email to Maria De Jesus

    (202) 885-6392

  4. Sonya Grier

    Sonya Grier, Professor

    KSB - Marketing

    Professor Grier conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. Her current research investigates the relationship between marketing … More

    Send email to Sonya Grier

    (202) 885-1971

  5. Alex Hodges

    Alex Hodges, Associate Librarian

    University Library

    Alex Hodges is the University Library's associate director for instruction and research services. In this role, he manages the university's library instruction program and information literacy initiatives, as well as all research assistance services … More

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    (202) 885-3845

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    Billie Kaufman, Law Librarian

    WCL - Library

    Send email to Billie Kaufman

    (202) 274-4374

  7. Iris Krasnow

    Iris Krasnow, Assistant Professor

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Iris Krasnow is a full-time professor of Journalism. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times Herald, then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C. for the position of national f… More

    Send email to Iris Krasnow

    (202) 895-4914

  8. William LeoGrande

    William LeoGrande, Professor

    SPA - Government

    Professor of Government and a specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, Professor LeoGrande has been a frequent adviser to government and private sector agencies. He has written five books, including Our Own … More

    Send email to William LeoGrande

    (202) 885-6234

  9. Daniel Puskin

    Daniel Puskin, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Daniel Puskin is a Professorial Lecturer of Public Administration and Policy. He teaches quantitative methods and economics for policy analysis. Before joining American, he worked as an economist in the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Securit… More

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    (202) 885-6210

  10. Meghan Raham

    Meghan Raham, Associate Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Meghan Raham is a Set and Costume Designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: The Chosen (Barrington Stage Company), Death of a Salesman (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), The Aliens (Studio Theatre), Th… More

    Send email to Meghan Raham

    (202) 885-3468

  11. Stephen Silvia

    Stephen Silvia, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Stephen Silvia teaches comparative industrial relations, comparative politics, international economics, and international trade relations.

    Send email to Stephen Silvia

    (202) 885-2462

  12. Katherine Wilson

    Katherine Wilson, Associate Chair, Literature

    CAS - Literature

    Kate Wilson double-majored in music and English at Stanford University and holds an MA in Medieval Studies and PhD in English from The Catholic University of America. Her research interests include medieval literature, 15th century British drama, cla… More

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    (202) 885-3917

  13. Elizabeth A. Worden

    Elizabeth A. Worden, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Elizabeth Anderson Worden joined American University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2007 after earning her PhD in International Education from New York University. Her primary research examines how governments foster identities and belo… More

    Send email to Elizabeth A. Worden

    (202) 885-3723

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