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Keely, Elise
Program Coordinator, AU Honors

Anderson Hall, Room 103

AU Honors 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Christopher Tudge Faculty Director, AU Honors

Dr. Tudge is primarily a reproductive biologist with particular interests in the reproductive biology of invertebrates. His research focuses on the reproductive cells and associated structures, evolutionary mechanisms, and reproductive behaviors of marine decapod crustaceans. He also has experience dealing with other invertebrate and vertebrate groups and his knowledge of reproduction in crustaceans can be directly applied to other taxa. He uses this interest in crustacean reproduction to investigate the evolutionary history (phylogeny) of particular crabs in the marine environment.
Dr. Tudge has led our Honors spring break trips to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. 

Office Hours: Mondays, 2-3pm, Anderson 103

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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