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SOC Faculty

  1. Kyle Brannon, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Kyle "Kylos" Brannon is a full-time professor of Film & Media Arts. He is a filmmaker, motion graphic designer, and VJ. His work with exhibit media has appeared in the Brown v Board National Historic Site, the US Botanical Gardens, Historic Jamestown… More

    Send email to Kyle Brannon

    (202) 885-2162

  2. W. Joseph Campbell, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    W. Joseph Campbell is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication's Communication Studies program. He joined the AU faculty in 1997, after some 20 years as a professional journalist. Assignments in his award-winning journalism career took… More

    Send email to W. Joseph Campbell

    (202) 885-2071

  3. William Gentile, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    Bill Gentile is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker at American University, where he brings 30 years of field experience and professional contacts to the next generation of communica… More

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    (202) 885-2663

  4. Maria Ivancin, Adjunct Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Maria Ivancin is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Communication. Prior to this current position, Ivancin served for ten years as a full-time faculty member of the School of Communication teaching courses in strategic communication, … More

    Send email to Maria Ivancin

    (202) 885-2780

  5. Leena Jayaswal, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Leena Jayaswal is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is head of the photography concentration. Her photography has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country. She has worked with famed photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Her… More

    Send email to Leena Jayaswal

    (202) 885-2662

  6. Christopher Palmer

    SOC - School of Communication

    Chris Palmer is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is also a speaker, author, and environmental and wildlife film producer. He has swum with dolphins and whales, come face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, an… More

    Send email to Christopher Palmer

    (202) 885-3408

  7. Lynne Perri, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    Lynne Perri is a journalism professor and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the School of Communication at American University. She teaches reporting, visual journalism and online news p… More

    Send email to Lynne Perri

    (202) 885-6380

  8. Rick Rockwell, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Rick Rockwell is the interim Director of Journalism Programs and the School of Communication's Director of the International Media Program. Also, he is a professor of journalism. He teaches broadcast journalism, communication and multimedia courses. … More

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    (202) 885-2067

  9. Christopher Simpson, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Chris Simpson is a professor of Journalism known internationally for his expertise in propaganda, democracy, and media theory and practice. He has won national awards for investigative reporting, historical writing, and literature. His books include … More

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    (202) 885-2037

  10. Rhonda Zaharna, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Rhonda Zaharna is a former senior Fulbright Scholar who specializes in public diplomacy, intercultural and international strategic communication, with an emphasis on culture and communication in the Arab and Islamic regions. In addition to teaching s… More

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    (202) 885-3995

SIS Faculty

  1. 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

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    (202) 885-6365

  2. Derrick L. Cogburn, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University. His serves as a core faculty member in the International Communication Program and is affiliated with the Internat… More

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    (202) 885-2400

  3. 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. Craig Hayden, Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    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

  5. Nanette Levinson, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Nanette S. Levinson is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Academic Director of the SIS/Sciences-Po Exchange. Currently Co-Director of the Internet Governance Lab, she also serves as Editor of the International Communication Section, The Internati… More

    Send email to Nanette Levinson

    (202) 885-1480

  6. Shalini Venturelli, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    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

  7. Gary Weaver, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    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

    Send email to Gary Weaver

    (202) 885-1637