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Program Coordinator, AU Honors

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Patrick Jackson Faculty Director, AU Honors

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Professor of International Studies in the School of International Service. He previously taught at Columbia University and New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 2001. In 2003-4, he served as President of the International Studies Association-Northeast; in 2012-2013, he did so again. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Relations and Development, and is currently Series Editor of the University of Michigan Press' book series Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics. He was named the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year for the District of Columbia by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Jackson's research interests include culture and agency, international relations theory (particularly the intersection of realism and constructivism), scientific methodology, the role of rhetoric in public life, civilizations in world politics, the sociology of academic knowledge, popular culture and IR, and the formation of subjectivity both in the classroom and in the broader social sphere. Jackson is also a devoted (some might say “obsessive”) baseball fan, and a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek.

Elise Keely Program Coordinator, AU Honors

Elise grew up near Washington, DC and studied International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Elise lived in Rome for 7 years before moving back to the US and is a big fan of Italian pasta. Prior to joining the AU Honors staff, she was a Program Manager at an educational non-profit in DC for four years. Elise coordinates the AU Honors program. 

Courtney Ostert Staff Assistant, AU Honors

Courtney grew up in Wisconsin and studied social work with a minor in women’s and children’s studies at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Prior to beginning her graduate degree in International Education and Training and joining the AU Honors staff, she was a Peace Corps English Education Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan. Courtney assists with coordinating the AU Honors program.

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