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Located in SIS 250, SIS Graduate Academic Advising is here to help you make the most of your SIS experience by providing information, answering questions, and making referrals to School and University partners dedicated to your academic and professional success.

Students are assigned to advisors by academic program as outlined below. Students can meet with their advisors in two different ways – during Express Advising or via appointment.

The SIS Graduate Advising office is currently scheduling 30 minute student appointments. Appointments are available in-person or via phone or Skype, and can be scheduled by calling 202-885-1690 at least one day in advance.Unlike Express Advising, appointments allow for more in-depth advising conversations, including longer-term course/degree planning. We particularly encourage new students to consider meeting with their advisor.

Appointments take place during the non-registration periods of the semester. Appointments allow for more substantial advising conversations than Express Advising. They are 30 minutes in length and are scheduled at least one day in advance. Appointments are available in-person or via Phone or Skype for your convenience.

Express Advising takes place during “crunch times,” that is during Add/Drop at the beginning of the semester and Advance Registration in the middle of the semester. Express Advising meetings are scheduled same-day and last no more than 15 minutes in length (many are often shorter). Phone in meetings may be available during Express Advising and can be scheduled in advance by calling the Graduate Advising office.

For general graduate advising information, you may email sisgradadvising@american.edu or call the Graduate Advising Office (if you e-mail, please be sure to include a phone number).

Should you need to fax anything to our office, you may do so at 202-885-1441.


Marley Crutcher
Assistant Director of Graduate Advising
Global Environmental Politics, Natural Resources & Sustainable Development, interim IPCR (last names F-Q and MA/MTS)

Mary Barton
International Development, Development Management, Social Enterprise, Master of International Service (MIS), interim IPCR (last names a-E)

Kaitlin Capobianco
United States Foreign Policy, JD/MA, interim EPGA

Marisa Rivero
Comparative and Regional Studies, interim IER/MAIE

Mike Rosenberger
PhDInternational Politics/Global Governance, Politics and Security; International Communication; International Media; interim IPCR (last names R-Y)

Colleen Haverkos
MAIR Online (International Relations Online)

Julia Throop
Advisement Specialist, MAIR Online (International Relations Online)