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Academic Advising - Key Contacts

Each School or College has a team of academic advisors to provide assistance to students in planning their academic pursuits. The listing below provides key contacts in each school/college.

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College of Arts and Sciences


Kogod School of Business


School of Communication


  1. Jean Kinnahan McGee, Senior Graduate Academic Advisor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Jean McGee serves as the graduate advisor for all graduate students, full-time, part-time, and weekend, in the School of Communication. She has been working with the SOC graduate students since 2006. Prior to that she worked with SOC undergraduate st… More

    Send email to Jean Kinnahan McGee

    (202) 885-2078

School of International Service


  1. Marley Crutcher, Director Graduate Academic Advising

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Send email to Marley Crutcher

    (202) 885-1733

  2. Mary Barton, Academic Advisor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    SIS graduate students are among the most dynamic and dedicated people it has ever been my privilege to know. They are the central motivators for my career here which began in the SIS Dean's Office more than 20 years ago. Electronic tools and resource… More

    Send email to Mary Barton

    (202) 885-1607

School of Public Affairs


  1. Robert Briggs, Senior Academic Counselor

    SPA - Government

    Bob Briggs is the Academic Counselor to students in the MA programs within the Department of Government. He is, also, the Academic Counselor to students in any/all of the PhD programs within SPA.

    Send email to Robert Briggs

    (202) 885-6204

  2. Janet Nagler, Academic Counselor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    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

    Send email to Janet Nagler

    (202) 885-6224