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


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


Megan Lintott

Megan Lintott

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Manager, Special Undergraduate Programs

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


Bridget O'Connell

Bridget O'Connell

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Director, Outreach and Marketing

Bridget leads a talented team responsible for employer services and outreach, alumni engagement, career programs, Federal Work Study (FWS) employment, graduation outcomes, and marketing. In this multifaceted position, she draws from her experience in... [More]

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202-885-1813
Career Center


Jeanne Piette

Jeanne Piette

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Assistant Director for Training

Dr. Jeanne Piette is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the Assistant Director for Training at the Counseling Center at American University. Dr. Piette’s past professional experience includes serving as a staff psychologist and supervisor at th... [More]

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202-885-3500
Counseling Center


Marjorie Raley

Marjorie Raley

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Associate Director, Learning Resources

As associate director in the Academic Support and Access Center, Marjorie Raley helps students hone skills such as time management and effective reading, and oversees a variety of the center’s programs, including Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring... [More]

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202-885-3360
Academic Support and Access Center


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


Kamran Rasul

Kamran Rasul

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Assistive Technology Specialist

Kamran joined American University in 2007. His primary role is to provide adaptive technology support and services for students, staff and faculty with disabilities. He oversees the maintenance and support of all adaptive technology across campus, in... [More]

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202-885-3407
Academic Support and Access Center


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 advises and coordinates all Key MPA cohorts, serving as the students' main liaison to the university. Corrine lives in Bethesda with he... [More]

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202-885-3217
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Valerie Verra

Valerie Verra

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Veterans Services Administrator

Valerie came to American University in January of 1991 to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Literature and found an environment where she could fully utilize her skills. Val has functioned as an ombudsman to parents and students for ... [More]

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202-885-8012
AU Central


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


Heidi Abraham

Heidi Abraham

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Assistant Director, Third-Party and Special Program 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