Advisory Committee

Faculty Director & Chair

Keith Leonard Associate Professor CAS - Literature

Keith D Leonard is the author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights. His publications, presentations, and courses have revolved around his study of politica

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FDDS Vice Chair

Rachel Watkins Associate Professor CAS - Anthropology

My research focuses on the biological and social history of African Americans living in the 19th and 20th century urban US. I began this journey studying the health consequences of poverty and inequal

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Advisory Committee Members

Robin Broad Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established and heads SIS’s International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on en

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Sonya Grier Professor KSB - Marketing

Professor Grier conducts interdisciplinary research on topics related to target marketing, race in the marketplace, the social impact of commercial marketing, and social marketing. Her current researc

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Leena Jayaswal Professor SOC - School of Communication

Leena Jayaswal is a documentary filmmaker, award-winning photographer and Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington DC, where she is the director of the Photography

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Constance Lindsay Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Dr. Constance A. Lindsay is currently a Professorial Lecturer in the School of Public Affairs at American University teaching courses in quantitative methods and education policy. Dr. Lindsay obtained

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Paula Warrick Senior Director, Office of Merit Awards Career Ctr Merit Awards Office

Dr. Paula Warrick has directed the Office of Merit Awards since 1999 and is a firm believer in the rewards of the application process, including the chance to develop more realistic career goals and c

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Isaiah Wooden Assistant Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Isaiah M. Wooden is a director-dramaturg and Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at American University (AU). He received his A.B. in Government from Georgetown University and earned his Ph.D. in T

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