School of Prof & Extd Studies
Additional Positions at AUAcademic Director, Global Economics, Washington Semester Program
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 fifteen years experience teaching, conducting research, and managing projects in southern and West Africa. An expert on political and economic development in Zimbabwe, she has provided political analyses to the government of South Africa and the private sector, and is regularly featured in local and international media including the South African Broadcasting Corporation news, New York Times, Voice of America, and Radio France International.
Dr. Peters has developed proposals for and managed democratization and community development programs in South Africa, Darfur, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, among other countries.
Dr. Peters has taught in several Washington Semester Programs, including Global Economics and Business, US Foreign Policy, and International Environment and Development. She also teaches distance education courses in African governance, international development, and qualitative research methods; and she was one of the winners of American University's 2013 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award.
A gourmet cook, she has taught in the Washington Semester Program at American University since 1999, and lives in the DC metro region with her husband and two children.
DegreesPhD Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
MA Public and International Affairs, California State University Sacramento
Languages Spoken:English, Shona, Spanish
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