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Journalism Full-Time Faculty

  1. Carolyn Brown, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Carolyn Brown is an Assistant Professor at American University in the School of Communication's Journalism department. Professors Brown's area of expertise is Latino immigrant communities, the border, Latino representation in the media and the anti-i… More

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    (202) 885-2072

  2. Angie Chuang, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Angie Chuang is a full-time professor of Journalism. Her research and teaching focuses on race and identity issues in the news media. She joined the SOC faculty in 2007 after a thirteen-year career in newspaper journalism, as a staff writer at The Or… More

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    (202) 885-2151

  3. David Donald, Data Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    David Donald is data journalist in residence in the School of Communication and is data editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Prior to joining American University, Donald was data editor at the Center for Public Integrity where his work ran… More

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    (202) 885-2067

  4. Amy Eisman, Director, Media Entrepreneurship & Special Programs

    SOC - School of Communication

    Amy Eisman is director of the MA in Media Entrepreneurship, launched in 2012, facilitator for JoLT (journalism and game design) and former director of the MA in Interactive Journalism. In 2015, she was named among the 100 Tech Titans in digital Washi… More

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    (202) 885-2106

  5. Jane Hall, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Jane Hall is a professor in journalism and media studies. She specializes in media and politics, particularly issues of special interest to young people, and popular culture. A former weekly commentator on Fox News Channel, she regularly appears on C… More

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    (202) 885-2024

  6. Iris Krasnow, Assistant Professor

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Iris Krasnow is a full-time professor of Journalism. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times Herald, then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C. for the position of national f… More

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    (202) 895-4914

  7. Christine Lawrence, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Christine C. Lawrence is a full-time professor of Journalism. She brings her experience covering politics and government to the SOC journalism division having worked for 10 years as a senior editor and reporter for Congressional Quarterly. She has co… More

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    (202) 885-2062

  8. Charles Lewis, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Charles Lewis is a national investigative journalist; a former ABC News and 60 Minutes producer, best-selling author and founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Investigative Reporting Workshop and before that the Center for Public … More

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    (202) 885-1997

  9. Andrew Lih, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    A well-known expert on the Wikipedia project, Andrew Lih’s book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia, (Hyperion 2009) is an acclaimed narrative account of the online community that has created on… More

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    (202) 885-2780

  10. Jill Olmsted, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Jill Olmsted is a full-time professor of Journalism and the former Journalism Division Director. She worked as an on-air television and radio news anchor, reporter, and editorialist as well as a producer, editor, photographer, and news manager for st… More

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    (202) 885-2010

  11. 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

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    (202) 885-6380

  12. 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

  13. Rodger Streitmatter, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Rodger Streitmatter is a full-time professor of Journalism. A cultural historian, he is a leader in exploring how the media have helped to shape the way Americans think and act. The most recent of his nine books is A Force for Good ~ How the American… More

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    (202) 885-2057

  14. John Sullivan, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    John Sullivan is a full-time professor of Journalism. He is the Investigative Reporter-in-Residence at American University's School of Communication, an investigative reporter at The Washington Post and a Senior Editor at The Investigative Reporting … More

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    (202) 885-2075

  15. Margot Susca, Professorial Lecturer

    SOC - School of Communication

    Margot Susca (Ph.D., Florida State University) is a full time professorial lecturer in SOC's journalism division who also heads the weekend M.A. program in interactive journalism. She teaches courses in digital journalism, code, writing, reporting, c… More

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    (202) 885-3345

  16. John Watson, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    John C. Watson is a full-time professor of Journalism. He brings a combination of professional experience and scholarly credentials to the classroom. A journalist for 21 years, he has a law degree and a Ph.D. His research on media law and journalism … More

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    (202) 885-2083