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Michele Carter Professor CAS - Psychology

Dr. Carter received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. He completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto V.A. foll

  mcart@american.edu

  (202) 885-1712

Larry Engel Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

With nearly 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and 250 projects, his documentaries appear on PBS, the Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, among many other outlets. Awards include a Daytime

  larry.engel@american.edu

  (202) 885-2688

Daniel Esser Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Professor Esser's current research investigates social foundations of political legitimacy in non-democratic settings, with a geographic focus on urban areas in the global South. This new line of inqu

  esser@american.edu

  (202) 885-1892

Andrew Holtin Associate Professor CAS - Art

Andy Holtin received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Exended Media program. His work uses technological systems to create perfomative objects and interactive installation

  holtin@american.edu

  (202) 885-3928

Kathleen Holton Assistant Professor CAS - Health Studies

Dr. Kathleen Holton is a nutritional neuroscientist. Her research examines the negative effects of dietary excitotoxins on neurological symptoms, as well as the positive protective effects of certain

  holton@american.edu

  (202) 885-3797

Caleen Jennings Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general educati

  cjennin@american.edu

  (202) 885-3430

Celine-Marie Pascale Professor CAS - Sociology

As a sociologist who studies language, Dr. Pascale's research concerns culture, knowledge and power. She is currently studying the lived experience of poverty in rural and urban communities in the U.S

  pascale@american.edu

  (202) 885-2524

Richard C. Sha Professor CAS - Literature

Professor Sha teaches courses in Nineteenth-Century Literature, especially British Romanticism, and in Asian American Literature. His new book, Imagination and Science in Romanticism, 1750-1850, is fo

  rcsha@american.edu

  (202) 885-2928

April Shelford Associate Professor CAS - History

April G. Shelford is an intellectual historian of early modern Europe. Her article “Thinking Geometrically in Pierre-Daniel Huet’s Demonstratio evangelica (1679)” won the Selma Forkosch prize for best

  shelfor@american.edu

  (202) 885-2613

Maggie Burnette Stogner Professor SOC - School of Communication

Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking (www.environmentalfilm.org) and a professor of Film and Media Arts. She brings over 30 years of filmmaking

  stogner@american.edu

  (202) 885-2160

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

  wooden@american.edu

  (202) 885-2773

Honors Advisory Committee

The Honors Advisory Committee is made up of faculty representatives from each school and one student representative from the Honors Student Advisory Committee. They meet monthly to discuss Honors concerns and policies.