Prof. Franz holds degrees in museum studies and American Civilization from Brown University. She specializes in 20th Century US cultural history with a focus on popular culture and the history of technology. She's also an active curator and public hi... [More]
Alex is on sabbatical from Dec. 20, 2013, until July 7, 2014. His sabbatical research focuses on the integration of information literacy within the curriculum of K-12 virtual schooling communities. In 2013, Alex became the University Library's asso... [More]
Professor and Department Chair, Economics
My research examines the political economy of various government expenditure programs, including primary and secondary education, income redistribution, and federal disaster aid.
Alison Jacknowitz (PhD, Policy Analysis) is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy. She regularly teaches Methods of Problem Solving I, Social Policy and Programs, and Public Program Evaluation. Jacknowitz has been the recipient o... [More]
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, such as nutrient pollution and climate change, i... [More]
Dr. Morrissey is on leave in 2013 and 2014. She is serving as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Prior to joining the SPA faculty in... [More]
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 probability theory, with a focus on heavy tailed s... [More]