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Barbara Romzek

Barbara Romzek

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Dean, School of Public Affairs

Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University, Dr. Barbara Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her res... [More]

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202-885-2940
SPA - Dean's Office


Mohammed Azadniv

Mohammed Azadniv

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Information Technology Services Manager

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202-885-2136
SPA - Dean's Office


Sydney Bair

Sydney Bair

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Business Assistant

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202-885-2922
SPA - Dean's Office


David Baratta

David Baratta

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Senior Administrative Assistant

David Baratta serves as the senior administrative assistant in the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs and assists with the budget, event planning, and data collecting for the department. He also acts as the... [More]

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202-885-2377
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Maria Barra

Maria Barra

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Administrative Assistant

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202-885-6284
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Amy Bartley-Vigil

Amy Bartley-Vigil

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Marketing & Recruiting Manager

Amy earned her BA in Marketing Communication with a focus on Public Relations from Columbia College in Chicago. Prior to working at AU, Amy worked as a Corporate Recruiter for GEICO Insurance in Washington, D.C.

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202-885-2954
SPA - Marketing and Admissions


Melissa Blanco

Melissa Blanco

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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202-885-6407
SPA - Dean's Office


Matthew Bourdon

Matthew Bourdon

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Manager, Budget and Personnel

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202-885-6153
SPA - Dean's Office


Sheree Brand

Sheree Brand

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Advisement Specialist

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


Robert Briggs

Robert Briggs

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Senior Academic Counselor

Bob Briggs is the Academic Counselor to students in the MA programs within the Department of Government. He is, also, the Academic Counselor to students in any/all of the PhD programs within SPA.

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202-885-6204
SPA - Government


William Brown

William Brown

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Manager, Externally Funded Programs

William (Bill) graduated from the School of Public Affairs' Master of Public Administration program in 2007 and, after working for the Federal Government, returned to SPA as Budget Coordinator in 2010.  In 2011, Bill was promoted to Financial Operati... [More]

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202-885-2946
SPA - Dean's Office


Anna Castro

Anna Castro

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Administrative Assistant

Anna Carpo-Castro is from Manila, Philippines and graduated from Assumption College with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Mass Communications.

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202-885-2948
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology


Vincent Chapa

Vincent Chapa

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Recruitment Specialist

Vince Chapa is the Recruitment Specialist for the MSOD program in the School of Public Affairs . His professional background is in staff recruitment, marketing and communication strategy development and implementation, human resources and business co... [More]

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202-885-6212
SPA - AU MSOD


Steven Collins

Steven Collins

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Research Specialist III

Steven Collins is a Research Specialist for the Justice Programs Office. Prior to joining the JPO, he worked as an Intern Investigator for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Steve has a B.A. in Political Science from American U... [More]

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202-885-2875
SPA - JPO/JLC


Caroline Cooper

Caroline Cooper

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Director, Justice Programs Office

Caroline Cooper has been involved with the provision of technical assistance, evaluation, and training services to courts and other adjudication system agencies engaged in judicial improvement efforts. She has also been a practicing attorney, an assi... [More]

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202-885-2874
SPA - JPO/JLC


Cheryl Davidson

Cheryl Davidson

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Special Assistant to the Dean

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202-885-2941
SPA - Dean's Office


Ariel Duran

Ariel Duran

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Coaching Administrator

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202-885-6268
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Serena Elizondo

Serena Elizondo

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Administrative Assistant

Serena earned her BA in Communication Arts with a focus in Journalism and a minor in Spanish at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to AU she worked as an Event Assistant at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (C... [More]

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


Eric Fleddermann

Eric Fleddermann

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Staff Assistant

Eric Fleddermann serves as the Staff Assistant and Assistant to the Chair of the Deparment of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs. He is responsible for handling budgeting, scheduling, event planning, and logistics issues wit... [More]

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202-885-2373
SPA - JLC


Brittnee Gail

Brittnee Gail

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Coaching Administrator

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


James Helms

James Helms

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Administrative Assistant

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202-885-6203
SPA - Government


Kerwin Henderson

Kerwin Henderson

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Research Specialist I

Kerwin Henderson graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a M.S. in Criminal Justice in 2012, and received his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Quincy University in Illinois in 2011, where he also played football. Kerwin was a studen... [More]

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


Renee Howatt

Renee Howatt

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Academic Counselor

Renee has over 30 years of experience in both the higher education and corporate sectors. She was Assistant Director of Central Admission at AU from 1980-1984, and after receiving her MS in Public Relations from AU, she went on to manage the marketin... [More]

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202-885-3125
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Subhiya Idilbi

Subhiya Idilbi

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Assistant Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Sophie Idilbi is the Assistant Director for the key Executive Leadership programs; she joined the Key staff in the fall of 2007 as an advisor for the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Programs.

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202-885-6256
SPA-ISPPI/Public Admin


Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

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Staff Assistant

Denise Johnson is the Staff Assistant with the American University Master of Science in Organization Development (AU MSOD) program; she joined the program in the summer of 2006. In her role, she manages and provides logistical support to the Director... [More]

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202-885-2379
SPA - AU MSOD


Alannah Johnson

Alannah Johnson

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Staff Assistant

Alannah Johnson currently serves as the Staff Assistant and the Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Government, within the School of Public Affairs. She is responsible for scheduling, event planning, logistics, budgeting, and all faculty-rela... [More]

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202-885-6459
SPA - Government


Kim Kokich

Kim Kokich

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Advisement Specialist

202-885-6291
SPA - AU MSOD


Tenzing Lahdon

Tenzing Lahdon

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Part Time Staff

Tenzing Lahdon graduated with M.S degree in Criminal Justice (Justice, Law and Criminology) from American University and has received her bachelors in International Business Management from Luther College. She works primarily on the JPO’s Drug Court ... [More]

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202-885-2873
SPA - JPO/JLC


Sam Larsen

Sam Larsen

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Research Specialist II

Sam Larsen is a Research Specialist at the Justice Programs Office. Working on the JPO's Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, Sam engages directly with problem solving courts, utilizing the extensive research of the School of Public Affairs and t... [More]

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202-885-3832
SPA - JLC


My-Lien Le

My-Lien Le

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Assistant Director, WPI

My-Lien completed her M.A. in Comparative Politics of Gender & Development from American University in 2010. In 2008, My-Lien received her graduate certificate in Women, Policy & Political Leadership (WPPL) from the Women & Politics Institute. She co... [More]

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202-885-3103
SPA - Government


Matthew Le Brasseur

Matthew Le Brasseur

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Academic Counselor

Matthew G. Le Brasseur, who counsels undergraduate students with last names from He-Ro, joined the School of Public Affairs in April of 2013. Prior to that, Matthew served as a Resident Director for McDowell, Leonard, and Centennial Halls. Before joi... [More]

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202-885-2543
SPA - Government


Jacqueline Linde

Jacqueline Linde

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Assistant Dean of Marketing, Admissions and Outreach

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202-885-6248
SPA - Marketing and Admissions


Daniel Mackeben

Daniel Mackeben

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Director of Development-SPA

Dan Mackeben has served as Director of Development for the School of Public Affairs since 2007. Prior to joining AU, he served as Director of External Relations for the School of Management at George Mason University (Virginia) and Director of Colleg... [More]

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202-885-3968
Development, Office of


Brenda Manley

Brenda Manley

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Director of Graduate Admissions - SPA

A long-time employee of American University, Brenda Manley is currently Director of Graduate Admissions in the School of Public Affairs. She has also served as an education specialist and academic adviser at American and taught courses in diversity m... [More]

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SPA - Marketing and Admissions


Erin Mann

Erin Mann

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Program Manager, PPIA

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for over 30 years. Thanks to a partnership with American University, the PPIA National Of... [More]

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202-885-1545
SPA - Dean's Office


Lisa Manning

Lisa Manning

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Events Manager



Preeti Menon

Preeti Menon

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Senior Research Associate / Project Coordinator

Preeti P. Menon is a Sr. Research Associate at the Justice Programs Office. She has extensive experience in justice system policy development and criminal justice program operations as well as project management. Ms. Menon has also provided training ... [More]

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202-885-2875
SPA - JPO/JLC


Shelley Morris

Shelley Morris

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Academic Counselor

Shelley Morris serves as the graduate advisor for the department of justice, law, and criminology. As the advisor for JLC, she is here to help you make the most of your JLC experience by providing information, answering academic inquiries and conne... [More]

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202-885-6456
SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology


Janet Nagler

Janet Nagler

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Academic Counselor

Janet Nagler has been an Academic Counselor at American University since 1981, when she began advising adult and nondegree students, both graduate and undergraduate in the (former) Continuing Education Advising Center. In 2000 she transferred to the ... [More]

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202-885-6224
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Alexis Pazmino

Alexis Pazmino

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Development Coordinator

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202-274-4053
WCL - Development and Alumni Relations


Rebecca Prosky

Rebecca Prosky

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Senior Administrative Assistant

The senior administrative assistant at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies assists director with research projects, press, and publications. In addition, the SAA organizes all Center events and coordinates faculty teaching schedul... [More]

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202-885-3491
SPA - Government


Anders Rosen

Anders Rosen

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Digital Communications Manager

Anders is the digital communications manager for the School of Public Affairs. He develops and manages strategic communication initiatives in collaboration faculty and staff at SPA. Initiatives include marketing and outreach campaigns, media relation... [More]

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202-885-6297
SPA - School of Public Affairs


Anne Schmitt

Anne Schmitt

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Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Anne is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Douglass College. She spent much of her childhood in Germany, but has lived most of her adult life in the DC area. Her interests include foreign travel, classical music, gardening, and cycling. Her husband is a hi... [More]

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202-885-6201
SPA - Dean's Office


Jennifer Tether

Jennifer Tether

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Recruitment Manager

Jennifer Tether is the Academic Program Coordinator for the Key Executive Leadership Programs. Prior to joining the SPA team, Jennifer served as the Programs Manager for the Libya Diplomatic Training Program and UAE Diplomatic Training Program for th... [More]

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202-885-3857
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Casey Trebisacci

Casey Trebisacci

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Research Specialist II

Casey Trebisacci graduated from American University's School of Public Affairs in 2012 with a B.A. in Justice: Criminology specialization. She also minored in communications through the College of Arts and Sciences. While at AU, Casey served as an ad... [More]

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202-885-2875
SPA - JPO/JLC


Rachel Trello

Rachel Trello

Rachel joined WIPAR in the fall of 2013 and serves as the program coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for assisting faculty in their search for funding and promoting existing faculty research by hosting research related events. Prior to WIP... [More]



Mallori Twyman

Mallori Twyman

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Administrative Assistant

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202-885-2940
SPA - Dean's Office


Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters

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Associate Dean, School of Public Affairs

Jessica Waters is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in American University’s School of Public Affairs and is also a faculty member in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology and an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College ... [More]

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202-885-2427
SPA - Dean's Office


Briana Weadock

Briana Weadock

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Senior Academic Counselor

She is an active member of the campus community through her long-standing engagement with staff at the Center for Diversity & Inclusion as well as chairing the Professional Development Committee in the School of Public Affairs.

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202-885-6205
SPA - Government


Vicky Wilkins

Vicky Wilkins

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Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Vicky M. Wilkins is the Senior Associate Dean in the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Her primary research interests include representative bureaucracy; bureaucratic discretion; gender... [More]

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202-885-6443
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Justin Williams

Justin Williams

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Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention

Justin is the Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention Manager for the School of Public Affairs. In this role he meets with any prospective and admitted students interested in any of the undergraduate majors offered. He also works closely with the Under... [More]

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202-885-6480
SPA - Dean's Office


Nathan Williamson

Nathan Williamson

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Director, Undergraduate Advising

Nathan Williamson counsels undergraduate students with last names from A-F.

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202-885-6142
SPA - Government