Military & Veteran Community

AU Veterans Liaison Network

The Office of Campus Life initiated the Veterans' Liaison Network to help ensure that AU's student veterans navigate the university successfully to achieve their educational objectives. Network members will be veterans' principal contacts in their respective departments and will collaborate with one another to ensure that veterans' needs are being met and that problems are addressed quickly and effectively.

The Veterans Liaison Network is Chaired by Marianne Huger Thomson, Associate Dean of Students and includes the following AU staff members:

Marianne Huger Thomson

Marianne Huger Thomson

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Associate Dean of Students

Marianne Huger Thomson serves as the Associate Dean for Orientation, Transition and Retention. In this role, Dr. Thomson oversees new student programming including Eagle Summit, Discover DC, Transfer Transitions, and extended-year transition programs... [More]

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202-885-3371
Dean of Students


Heidi Abraham

Heidi Abraham

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Associate Director, Special and Sponsored Billing

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202-885-3554
Student Accounts


Judith Amey

Judith Amey

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Assistant Director Financial Aid - WCL

Judi joined the WCL Financial Aid staff in August of 2006. Her primary role is assisting students in funding their law school studies. She particularly enjoys the talking with her students and learning about their interests and how best she can help ... [More]

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202-274-4043
WCL - Financial Aid


Danette Burgess

Danette Burgess

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Assistant Director Financial Aid

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202-885-6110
Fin Aid Enrollment Services


James Ellis

James Ellis

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Manager of Student Retention and Success

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202-885-2240
Provost, Office of the


Melessia Jasper

Melessia Jasper

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Staff Assistant

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202-885-3677
AU Central


Lana Knox

Lana Knox

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Assistant Director, Bridge Programs

Lana Knox serves as the Assistant Director of Graduate Bridge Programs in the School of Professional & Extended Studies. Lana coordinates the Graduate Gateway Program and AU's Test Prep Programs (GRE, GMAT, and LSAT). Lana also works closely with the... [More]

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202-895-4859
School of Prof & Extd Studies


Megan Lintott

Megan Lintott

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Manager, Undergraduate Studies Budget and Operations

Megan joined American University in October 2011 as the Manager of Three-Year Bachelor Programs. Her role soon expanded beyond three-year degree programs to encompass other undergraduate initiatives, including working with transfer students. Prior ... [More]

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202-885-6280
Provost, Office of the


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


Jack Ramsay

Jack Ramsay

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Academic Counselor

Jack joined the CAS advising unit in 2002. He works with students intending to major in American studies, elementary education, Jewish studies, math, statistics, philosophy, religion, foreign languages, and with undecided students, letters D - H. Pre... [More]

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202-885-3970
CAS - Dean's Office


Susan Rood

Susan Rood

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Senior Director, Academic Support & Access

Susie Rood is the Senior Director of Academic Support and Access Center at American University in Washington, DC. She provides executive leadership for 4 departments that support student learning, accommodations, and access to university services and... [More]

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202-885-3360
Academic Support and Access Center


Brian Rowe

Brian Rowe

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Director of Experiential Education

Brian leads the experiential education efforts for the career center, teaming with faculty, students, alumni, and employers to develop the most comprehensive and career focused experiences possible. He continues to enhance the global experience of Am... [More]

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202-885-1806
Career Center


Christopher Zissi

Christopher Zissi

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Assistant Director Admissions

Christopher Zissi has been an Assistant Director of Admissions at American University since 2011. He coordinates recruitment efforts in Northern California, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. He also reviews transfer applicants with last names beginning wit... [More]

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202-885-6021
Enrollment, Office of