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Faculty

American University has one of the largest concentrations of faculty, referred to as Scholar-Practitioners, focused on international development. The development faculty is distinguished by its scholarly reputation, its diversity, its combination of theory and field experience, its commitment to teaching, and its maintenance of a strong collegial relationship with the students in the program.

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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Adam Auerbach

Adam Auerbach

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Assistant Professor

Auerbach’s research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, local governance and representation, and comparative political institutions, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular. His dissertation and fi... [More]

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Eve Bratman

Eve Bratman

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Assistant Professor

Eve Bratman is an Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. Dr. Bratman's research concerns the relationship between policies for environmental improvement and the ways in which people respond to and influence thos... [More]

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Robin Broad

Robin Broad

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Professor

Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established the International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, environmenta... [More]

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Maria Clark

Maria Clark

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Maria Donoso Clark has worked in international development for over 30 years and in more than 25 countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Clark spent 25 years with the World Bank in several senior-level position... [More]



Cindy Collins

Cindy Collins

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Adjunct Instructor

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Marion Dixon

Marion Dixon

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Professorial Lecturer

Marion Dixon is a Professorial Lecturer and a member of the International Development Program at American University's School of International Service. A broadly-trained sociologist, Dr. Dixon researches agriculture and food system change, with a foc... [More]

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Daniel Esser

Daniel Esser

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Esser investigates development effectiveness in the context of local, national and global policies and programs. He focuses on three research areas: [1] local (in particular urban) governance in the context of armed conflict, [2] global health ag... [More]

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Jonathan Fox

Jonathan Fox

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Professor

Jonathan Fox focuses on the relationship between citizen participation. transparency and accountability, from both scholarly and practitioner perspectives. He has carried out extensive research in rural Mexico, and with Latino immigrant organization... [More]

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Louis Goodman

Louis Goodman

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Professor and Dean Emeritus, SIS

Louis Goodman carries out research on social change and politics in Latin America and in Asia. His current research focuses on public goods, regional alliances and development. He has published widely on civil-military relations in Latin America, on ... [More]

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202-885-1603
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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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David Hirschmann

David Hirschmann

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Professor

Dr. Hirschmann has written approximately 55 publications, with topics including Reengineering and Performance Measurement in USAID; Development Management/ Bureaucracy/ Administration, and Planning; Women and Development; Women and Political Particip... [More]

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202-885-1655
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Thespina Yamanis

Thespina Yamanis

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ professional interests are in identifying the mechanisms that link social and economic conditions to global health disparities and in designing community-based interventions to improve health among the most vulnerable gro... [More]

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202-885-6562
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Skills Institute Instructors

Jacqueline Bass - FHI 360

Peter Frampton - Accounting Comes Alive

Patricia Morris - Development & Training Services, Inc. (dTS)

Mario Gonzalez- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Ann Blyberg- Independent consultant specializing in human rights and governments’ budgets

Warren Van Wicklin- World Bank

Carter Garber- Executive Director of IDEAS, General Manager of TecAp

Scholars-in-Residence

Coralie Bryant

Miguel Carter

Julie Feinsilver

Jacob Meerman

Joan Nelson

Teijia Reyes

 

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Skills Institutes

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Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques

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Tinker-Walker Fellowships

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Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.

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