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Christine B. N. Chin

Christine B. N. Chin

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Associate Professor

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]

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202-885-1866
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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
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Maria De Jesus

Maria De Jesus

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Assistant Professor

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

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202-885-6392
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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
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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
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Kyoung-Ah Nam

Kyoung-Ah Nam

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Nam’s research and teaching interests include intercultural communication, maximizing study/work abroad, interaction between international faculty and U.S. students, expatriate intercultural training, and global leadership development. Dr. Nam ha... [More]

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202-885-1678
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Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

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Professorial Lecturer

Amanda Taylor’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of culture, power, and education. She is particularly interested in the role of race in shaping educational policy and practice as well as community organizing for school reform. Her wor... [More]

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202-885-2496
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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
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Gary Weaver

Gary Weaver

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Professor

For forty-five years Gary Weaver has been a member of the faculty of the School of International Service at American University. He was a member of the University’s Board of Trustees (2006-09) and served as the Chair of the University Faculty Senate ... [More]

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202-885-1637
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Affiliated Adjunct Faculty

Rob Albro (Scholar-in-Residence)

Fanta Aw

Katherine Brown

Leshuo Dong (Scholar-in-Residence)

Leeanne Dunsmore

Elizabeth Fox

Robin Helms

Sherry Mueller

Eric Novotny

Jill A. Schuker

Deborah Trent

Affiliate Faculty

Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed

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Professor

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a Visiting Professor and was First Distinguished Chair of Middle East & Is... [More]

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202-885-1641
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Patricia Aufderheide

Patricia Aufderheide

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University Professor

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and director of the Center for Media and Social Impact. Her books include Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put... [More]

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202-885-2069
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Erran Carmel

Erran Carmel

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Professor

Professor Carmel teaches information technology (IT). His research area is the globalization of technology work: global software teams, offshoring of IT, and emerging software industries.His recent book, 2011, is “I'm Working While They're Sleeping: ... [More]

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202-885-1928
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Carolyn Gallaher

Carolyn Gallaher

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Associate Professor

Carolyn Gallaher is a broadly trained political geographer. Her work blends insights from political economy and cultural studies and is focused on two substantive areas of inquiry—the role of paramilitaries in irregular warfare and the influence of t... [More]

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202-885-1827
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Gerbrand Groen

Gerbrand Groen

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Professor Groen teaches cross-cultural communication at American University since 2006, prior to which he served as a management consultant in global business management, human resource management and cross-cultural effectiveness for nearly thirty ye... [More]

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202-885-2659
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Loubna Skalli Hanna

Loubna Skalli Hanna

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Assistant Professor

My research and teaching focus on the politics of development, gender, youth, and communication in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). I have published in numerous academic journals including Gender and Society, International Feminist Journal of... [More]

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202-885-1658
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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 fie... [More]

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202-885-1558
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Clarence Lusane

Clarence Lusane

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Professor

Dr. Clarence Lusane is a full Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the former Program Director for Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, m... [More]

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202-885-1674
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Shoon Murray

Shoon Murray

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Associate Professor

Shoon Murray is Director of the US Foreign Policy Master’s Program, an SIS International Policy Research Scholar, and an Associate Professor. She teaches classes on American Foreign Policy, decision-making theory, and the role of public opinion, the ... [More]

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202-885-1630
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Anthony Quainton

Anthony Quainton

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Distinguished Diplomat in Residence

Ambassador Anthony Quainton is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, having previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru.

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202-885-1669
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Vidyamali Samarasinghe

Vidyamali Samarasinghe

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Professor

Vidyamali Samarasinghe is a Professor in the International Development Program of the School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C. Currently she is the Director of the International Development Program. Vidyamali Samarasing... [More]

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202-885-1487
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Wanda Wigfall-Williams

Wanda Wigfall-Williams

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Wanda Wigfall-Williams has negotiated with terrorists, and facilitated dialogues with paramilitary groups. She has developed counter-trafficking campaigns in Eastern Europe, Asia, and West Africa.She has taught graduate-level course at George Mas... [More]

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202-885-2632
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Rhonda Zaharna

Rhonda Zaharna

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Associate Professor

Rhonda Zaharna is a full-time professor of Public Communication. She specializes in intercultural and international strategic communication, with an emphasis on culture and communication in the Arab and Islamic regions. In addition to teaching strate... [More]

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202-885-3995
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Affiliated IMI Faculty

Ben Alexander

David Bachner

Dean Foster

Michelle Lebaron

Ray Leki

Jared Ordway

Gary Wright