Associate Director, Key Executive Leadership Program
Ottavia Barone Criss joined the SPA’s Key Executive Leadership MPA Program staff in spring 2012. She provides support to students and faculty for the various certificate programs that Key Program offers. Ottavia began her career in higher education ... [More]
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]
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.
Professor Malone is an Executive-in-Residence in the Department of Public Administration and Policy where he teaches courses in public sector leadership, executive problem solving, organizational analysis, action learning, leadership ethics, and publ... [More]
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Academic Program Coordinator
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]
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.
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Robert Tobias teaches courses in public management, leadership, facilitation and team development, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution, and managing labor management relations. In addition, he is the Director of the Institute for t... [More]
Ruth Zaplin is an Executive-in-Residence, School of Public Affairs, Department of Public Administration & Policy and also Director of International Programs, Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. Dr. Zaplin has developed and led e... [More]