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Nancy Sachs

Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Dr. Nancy Sachs teaches graduate courses in social enterprise, executive leadership, and intercultural leadership at SIS. As the former Associate Director of the Kogod Center for Business Communications, she also has taught courses in strategic thinking and corporate social responsibility at AU's Kogod School of Business. In addition to teaching at AU, she has taught law students at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Peking University's School of Transnational Law, Australian National University, and Georgetown University Law Center. Dr. Sachs has more than 25 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors and developed award-winning public policy campaigns while in the federal government. She has worked as a news producer for public television, run her own publishing small business, and conducted field work in the Middle East. Professor Sachs began teaching at American University in 2005 and received an award for outstanding teaching.


Doctor of Management, University of Maryland/U.C.; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A./B.A., Case Western Reserve University

SIS - School of International Service
East Quad Bldg - 309
Contact Info
(202) 885-6687 (Office)

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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


  • Fall 2018

    • SIS-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Social Entrprse Practicum Prep
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    • SIS-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Ethics and Social Enterprise
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  • Spring 2019

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Methods of Social Innovation
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    • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Social Enterprise
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