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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


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


Chris Bavolack

Chris Bavolack

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Associate Director, Key Executive Leadership Program

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202-885-3648
SPA - Key Leadership Program


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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Financial Operations Manager

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


Daniela Castaneda

Daniela Castaneda

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Programs Specialist

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202-885-2378
SPA - Dean's Office


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


Cheryl Davidson

Cheryl Davidson

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Special Assistant to the Dean

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202-885-2941
SPA - Dean's Office


David Defusco

David Defusco

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Assistant Dean for Strategic Communication & Outreach

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202-885-2937
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


Raeseh Et'Tawil

Raeseh Et'Tawil

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Certificate Program Coordinator

Raeseh Et’Tawil is a program coordinator with the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program. In her role, she provides academic support and career counseling to executive students in the non-profit and public sectors. Raeseh previously served as a... [More]

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202-885-3262
SPA - Key Leadership Program


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 - Justice, Law and Criminology


Kanako Harada

Kanako Harada

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Budget Specialist

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202-885-2922
SPA - Dean's Office


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 Administration


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


Renee Klein

Renee Klein

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Director, Financial Planning and Budgeting

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202-885-2945
SPA - Dean's Office


Kim Kokich

Kim Kokich

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Advisement Specialist

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202-885-6291
SPA - AU MSOD


John Kornacki

John Kornacki

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Asst Director, Washington Inst for Public Affairs Research

Dr. John Kornacki joins the staff of WIPAR as assistant director and office administrator. He is a former foundation officer, research center executive, and congressional staff director. He co-founded the advising firm Washington Edge LLC, and as tau... [More]

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202-885-6443
SPA - School of Public Affairs


Tenzing Lahdon

Tenzing Lahdon

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Senior Technical Assistance Specialist

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


Matthew Le Brasseur

Matthew Le Brasseur

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Academic Counselor

Matthew G. Le Brasseur, who counsels undergraduate students with last names from G-N, 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 joini... [More]

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202-885-2543
SPA - Government


Rebecca Lehner

Rebecca Lehner

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Program Administrator, MSOD

Rebecca Lehner is the Program Administrator for the American University Master of Science in Organization Development (AU MSOD) program. Her professional background is in recruitment, marketing and communication, non-profit development, and community... [More]

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202-885-6494
SPA - AU MSOD


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


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


Cate Minichino

Cate Minichino

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Staff Assistant

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SPA - Government


KeShonda Morris

KeShonda Morris

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Communications & Marketing Coordinator

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202-885-3675
SPA - Key Leadership Program


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


Kevin Nesline

Kevin Nesline

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Program Specialist

Kevin Nesline joined the Department of Public Administration and Policy in October 2013 after graduating from American University with a BA in International Studies. Kevin assists the Associate Department Chair with scheduling, data analysis, event p... [More]

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202-885-2316
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


William Pittinos

William Pittinos

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Web Communications Manager

Previously, Will served as the web content manager for Lake Forest College, where he was also editor-in-chief of the alumni magazine. In addition, Will has reported and served as a copy editor and production coordinator for the Miami Herald. An Engli... [More]

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202-885-6297
SPA - Dean's Office


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


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


Linda Spicer

Linda Spicer

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Part Time Staff

Ms. Spicer has been an academic counselor in SPA's Department of Justice, Law and Society since 1989. Prior to that she worked in AU's University Publications and Printing Office, the Washington College of Law, and the Registrar's Office. Ms. Spicer ... [More]

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


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


Corrine Thompson-Melissari

Corrine Thompson-Melissari

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Advisement Specialist

Corrine joined the Key staff in the fall of 2007 as an advisor for the Key Executive Leadership MPA Program. She manages the educational experience of all Key MPA cohorts, serving as the students' main liaison to the university.

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202-885-3217
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Mallori Twyman

Mallori Twyman

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Administrative Assistant

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202-885-2940
SPA - Dean's Office


Eden Waller

Eden Waller

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Administrative Assistant

Eden Waller joined the Department of Public Administration and Policy in August of 2012 as the Department's Administrative Assistant. She assists the Department's chair, faculty, staff and students. She also assists in maintaining the department's ad... [More]

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202-885-2375
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Jessica Waters

Jessica Waters

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Assistant Dean, School of Public Affairs

Jessica Waters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology teaching Introduction to Law, Justice, Law and the Constitution, and Reproduction and the Law. Her research focuses on reproductive rights law, exploring quest... [More]

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202-885-2427
SPA - Dean's Office


Briana Weadock

Briana Weadock

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Academic Counselor

Briana Weadock counsels undergraduate students with last names from O-Z. Ms. Weadock is completing her PhD in Sociology and has taught courses in Feminist and Gender Theory, Intro Gender Studies and Intro Sociology. She is an active member of the cam... [More]

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202-885-6205
SPA - Government


Justin Williams

Justin Williams

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Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention

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202-885-6480
SPA - Dean's Office


Nathan Williamson

Nathan Williamson

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Senior Academic Counselor

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

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202-885-6142
SPA - Government