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Staff

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


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


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


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


Kim Kokich

Kim Kokich

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Advisement Specialist

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202-885-6291
SPA - AU MSOD


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


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


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


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


Appointments

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Worksheets/Information

Undergraduate

Joint BA/MA Application

Graduate

MPA Advising Worksheet

MPP Advising Worksheet