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  1. Jordan Maidman, Technical Services Coordinator

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Jordan Maidman

  2. Andrea Malamisura, AUx Instructor & Counselor

    Provost, Office of the

    Andrea Malamisura (she/her/hers) holds a BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Radford University. Currently she serves as AUx Instructor and Counselor at American University. Prior to this position, Andrea was t… More

    Send email to Andrea Malamisura

    (202) 885-2584

  3. Thomas Meal, College Webmaster

    CAS - Dean's Office

    After working at NYC webshops Softcom and Interactive Video Technologies and teaching design, writing, and criticism at Rutgers, Thomas stumbled into a moment of good judgment, following the love of his life to DC and joining AU. Away from work he re… More

    Send email to Thomas Meal

    (202) 885-2253

  4. James Merrifield, Director, Facilities Administration & Information Technology

    CAS - Dean's Office

    "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." ~ Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

    Send email to James Merrifield

    (202) 885-2461

  5. Darian Mitchell, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Darian Mitchell

    (202) 885-1144

  6. Nicole Mularz, Staff Assistant

    Development, Office of

    Send email to Nicole Mularz

    (202) 885-5901

  7. Erin Nixon, Budget & Personnel Manager, College of Arts & Sciences

    Part academic and part tech geek, Erin worked her way through grad school at American University as a part of the Teaching and Learning Resources team at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTRL), and now works in the CAS Budget Office. S… More

    Send email to Erin Nixon

    (202) 885-2522

  8. Cheryl Olszowka, Administrative Assistant

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

    Send email to Cheryl Olszowka

    (202) 885-2381

  9. Celine-Marie Pascale, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

    CAS - Dean's Office

    As a sociologist who studies language, Dr. Pascale's research concerns culture, knowledge and power. She is currently engaged in a study of the discursive production of risk in US media accounts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Through a sy… More

    Send email to Celine-Marie Pascale

    (202) 885-2524

  10. Lauren Pav, Faculty Personnel Coordinator

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Lauren Pav

    (202) 885-2444

  11. John Rasmussen, Director of Art Gallery & Curator

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Jack Rasmussen is the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. He previously held Executive Director positions at di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Maryland Art Place, and Rockville Arts Place. He was the owner … More

    Send email to John Rasmussen

    (202) 885-2489

  12. Valerie Rauenzahn, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Valerie joined the CAS Academic Counseling staff in the spring of 2016. As an Academic Counselor she works with students intending to major in Health Promotion, Public Health and Literature. Before coming to CAS, she worked at American University a… More

    Send email to Valerie Rauenzahn

    (202) 885-3218

  13. Kara Reynolds, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CAS

    CAS - Economics

    Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping protection, and the impact of trade liberalizati… More

    Send email to Kara Reynolds

    (202) 885-3768

  14. Wallis Romzek

    Wallis Romzek is a PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology policy and social and economic policy, particularly in the factors that shape the adoption of emerging … More

    Send email to Wallis Romzek

  15. Kevin Runyon, Museum Preparator

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Send email to Kevin Runyon

  16. Kenneth Sale, Exhibit and Event Technician

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Send email to Kenneth Sale

    (202) 885-3874

  17. Cathy Samuels, Director, Contract Administration

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Cathy Samuels

    (202) 885-2609

  18. Kelsi Schagunn, Special Assistant to the Dean

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Kelsi joined the College of Arts and Sciences in September 2013.

    Send email to Kelsi Schagunn

    (202) 885-2447

  19. Courtney Schrader, Information Technology Manager

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Courtney Schrader

  20. Shannon Smith, Assistant Director, Student Success & Transition

    Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Shannon joined the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the spring of 2017 as the Assistant Director, Student Success and Transition after working as an Academic Counselor in CAS Academic Advising. He is responsible for formulating and implementing … More

    Send email to Shannon Smith

    (202) 885-3650

  21. Kelli South, Senior Administrative Assistant

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Kelli South

  22. John Stahrr, Assistant Facilities and Production Manager

    CAS - Greenberg Theatre

    John has served as the Technical Director of the Greenberg Theatre and the Department of Performing Arts since December of 2002. He has a BA in theatre from SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, and an MFA from the University of Virginia i… More

    Send email to John Stahrr

    (202) 885-3419

  23. Peter Starr, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Peter Starr joined American University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for 324 full-time faculty in 17 departments, 1820 undergraduate majors, 979 graduate students and over 40% of all enrollm… More

    Send email to Peter Starr

    (202) 885-2446

  24. Judith Stockmon, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Judith Stockmon

  25. Lauren Tabbara, Director, Graduate Academic Programs

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Lauren Tabbara

    (202) 885-2441

  26. Barbara Tucker Parker, Costume Shop Designer

    Barbara Tucker Parker holds a BA in theatre arts from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and an MFA in design from George Washington University. At American University, she has designed or constructed more than 100 theatre productions and … More

    Send email to Barbara Tucker Parker

    (202) 885-3418

  27. Margaret Weekes, Program Director for CAS LEAD

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Margaret Weekes

    (202) 885-6383

  28. Bruce Wick, Museum Registrar

  29. Elmer Yglesias, Associate Director, Data Analytics

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Elmer is a data scientist who helps to answer strategic questions relating to graduate admissions and enrollment. He provides technical expertise on ways to increase student enrollment, diversify the student body and build better processes around adm… More

    Send email to Elmer Yglesias

    (202) 885-3624

  30. Gamze Zeytinci, Associate Dean for Budget & Administration

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Gamze Zeytinci

    (202) 885-2572

College Contact Points

Dean's Office/Front Desk
Fax: 885-2429

Academic Advising

Grad: 202-885-3620
Undergrad: 885-6000



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College Webmaster: 885-2253
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Katzen Arts Center &
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202-885-ARTS (2787)
AU Museum: 885-1300
Katzen Facilities: 885-3634