Affiliate Faculty

Seth Gershenson Associate Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Seth Gershenson holds a PhD from Michigan State University in Economics with a primary focus on education policy. While at Michigan State, he taught several courses and received an Outstanding Teachin

  gershens@american.edu

  (202) 885-2687

Thomas Husted Professor CAS - Economics

My research examines the political economy of various government expenditure programs, including primary and secondary education, income redistribution, and federal disaster aid.

  husted@american.edu

  (202) 885-3773

Alison Jacknowitz Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Alison Jacknowitz is the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University and a Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy.

  jacknowi@american.edu

  (202) 885-2137

Kiho Kim Professor Academic Affairs, Office of

Dr. Kim is a marine ecologist specializing in tropical coral reefs. His research focuses on understanding the role of diseases in marine ecosystems and the synergistic effects of environmental factors

  kiho@american.edu

  (202) 885-2181

Naomi Moland Professorial Lecturer SIS - School of International Service

Naomi A. Moland’s research and teaching focus on global media, international education, peace and conflict, development, and pluralist ideologies. She is particularly interested in how pluralist ideol

  moland@american.edu

  (202) 885-6621

Taryn Morrissey Associate Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Dr. Morrissey is a SPA Dean's Scholar Associate Professor. Her work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. She is Associate Professor of public policy at AU, a non

  morrisse@american.edu

  (202) 885-6323

John Nolan Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

Prof. Nolan has taught at the University of Zambia (in Africa), and Kenyon College (in Ohio), and worked in a software company before coming to American University. His main research interests are in

  jpnolan@american.edu

  (202) 885-3140

Susan Shepler Associate Professor SIS - School of International Service

Susan Shepler is an anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in conflict-affected West Africa. Her research focus is understanding how local communities engage with international interve

  shepler@american.edu

Amanda Taylor Asst Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Campus Life

Dr. Taylor's research and teaching focus on the intersection of culture, power, and education in domestic and international contexts. She earned her doctorate of education and her master's in educatio

  ataylor@american.edu

  (202) 885-3827