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Faculty Fellows

  1. Michael Bader, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He has deve… More

    Send email to Michael Bader

    (202) 885-2433

  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

    Send email to Angie Chuang

    (202) 885-2151

  3. Maria De Jesus, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health disparities, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural health communication… More

    Send email to Maria De Jesus

    (202) 885-6392

  4. Daniel Esser, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Esser's current research investigates the social foundations of political legitimacy in non-democratic settings. This new line of inquiry builds on his widely cited work on urban governance, development effectiveness amid armed conflict, an… More

    Send email to Daniel Esser

    (202) 885-1892

  5. Lewis Faulk, Associate Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Send email to Lewis Faulk

    (202) 885-6384

  6. Carolyn Gallaher, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    I do research in two distinct areas—organized violence by non-state actors and urban politics In the first area, on which I have spent more time, I examine the politics, internal dynamics, and patterns of violence of militias, paramilitaries, privat… More

    Send email to Carolyn Gallaher

    (202) 885-1827

  7. Sonya Grier, Professor

    KSB - Marketing

    Professor Grier conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. Her current research investigates the relationship between marketing … More

    Send email to Sonya Grier

    (202) 885-1971

  8. Bradley Hardy, Associate Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Bradley Hardy is on leave during academic year 2016-2017 as the Okun-Model fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution. Hardy is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy. His research interests lie within labor economic… More

    Send email to Bradley Hardy

    (202) 885-3881

  9. Jocelyn Johnston, Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Professor Johnston’s current research focuses on government contracting, public management, and intergovernmental programs and policy. Her publications can be seen in such scholarly journals as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory… More

    Send email to Jocelyn Johnston

    (202) 885-2608

  10. Daniel Kerr, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Dan Kerr, the director of American University's public history program, specializes in the fields of community history, oral history, and public history. The projects he has initiated, including the Cleveland Homeless Oral History Project, the Shenan… More

    Send email to Daniel Kerr

    (202) 885-2161

  11. Taryn Morrissey, Associate Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Dr. Morrissey's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on child… More

    Send email to Taryn Morrissey

    (202) 885-6323

  12. David Pike, Department Chair, Literature

    CAS - Literature

    Professor Pike is Chair of the Department of Literature (June 2016-May 2019). His most recent book is Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World (U of Toronto P, 2012). He is the author of Metropolis on the Styx: The Underworlds of Mo… More

    Send email to David Pike

    (202) 885-2996

  13. Malini Ranganathan, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr Ranganathan is a critical geographer with a special interest in postcolonial cities. Her scholarship is concerned broadly with the political economy of the urban environment and sits at the intersection of human and urban geography, cultural anthr… More

    Send email to Malini Ranganathan

    (202) 885-6901

Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith, Professor of Law