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.
Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Biology from the University of Miami. While her studies ranged from US Foreign Policy and Global Health to the European Union, her B.A. thesis analyzed China's soft power role in Latin America. Before her role as Program Coordinator in the AU Honors Program, Stephanie also assisted the University College, AU Scholars, Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars, and Community-Based Research Scholars programs at AU.
Her previous experience includes interning with InterBolsa Securities' Miami-based office as finance support, aiding a non-profit organization with events and outreach, researching prospects for various internal business functions at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), and assisting Quadel Consulting Corporation in the affordable housing industry.
During her spare time, Stephanie enjoys savoring the diverse ethnic cuisine throughout the DMV area.
University Honors Staff
Dr. Michael Manson
Staff Director, University Honors Program
Director, Undergraduate Research and Integrity firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointed in June 2011 as director of the University Honors Program, Dr. Michael Manson has been teaching in American University's Department of Literature and American Studies Program since 2001 and working for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and for the Provost of the university for the past five years. His scholarly specialization is in American modernist poetry, but he also teaches classes in film. Born and raised in Dallas, he holds a B.A. in English from Rice University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He has previously taught at higher educational institutions in Wisconsin and New England. Dr. Manson is the author of several articles concerning modernist poetry and poetic form, discussing Robert Frost, Sterling A. Brown, Jay Wright, Lorine Niedecker, Gary Soto, Robert Hass, and Emily Dickinson. He is co-editor of "The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era" (UP New England, 1997). His book project is entitled "Body Language: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Poetic Form," and he is contributing to the forthcoming edition of the "Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics." He has served as the president of the Robert Frost Society (2006-2007) and as the executive director of the Northeast Modern Language Association (1997-2000). In 2005, he organized a Symposium on Poetic Form for the American Literature Association. Dr. Manson and his wife Marianne Noble, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature, have two young children, Geoffrey YongSoo Manson and Arden YeRin Manson.
Marlee received her BA in political science and history from Loyola University New Orleans where she was a member of the Honors program. She is pursuing her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American's School of International Service. Marlee is particularly interested in transnational discourses of women's rights and how these are affected by conflict. Originally from Louisiana, she loves good food, festivals, and public transportation.
Mike graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a BA in history. He was a member of the Nitze Scholars Program and graduated magna cum laude. Mike is currently pursuing his PhD at American University with a focus on peace movements in the United States during the early Cold War era and issues of gender and sexuality within those movements. He is interested in teaching at the university level after completing his degree. Mike enjoys live music and movies.
Department Honors Coordinators
Each department has at least one faculty member who is designated as the Department Honors Coordinator and may be of help in answering questions about Honors requirements in a given major. The Department Honors Coordinator is also an important part of the Honors Capstone approval process.
College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies: Prof. Tristan Cabello, Sports Center Annex 172, x1837, email@example.com
Anthropology: Prof. Brett Williams, Hamilton 212, x 1836, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art- Studio Arts/ Fine Arts: Prof. Andrew Holtin, Katzen Arts Center 218, x 3928, email@example.com
Art - Art History: Prof. Joanne Allen, Katzen Arts Center 225, x 6822, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art - Graphic Design: Prof. Chemi Montes, Katzen Arts Center 101B, x 1697, email@example.com
Audio Technology/Audio Production: Prof. William Brent, Kreeger T08, x 1488, firstname.lastname@example.org
Biology: Prof. Kathryn Walters-Conte, Hurst 10a, x3978, email@example.com
Chemistry/Biochemistry: Prof. James Girard, Beeghly 104, x 1791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Science: Prof. Michael Black, McKinley 103, x 2011, email@example.com
Economics: Prof. Walter Park, Kreeger 106, x 3774, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Prof. Stephen Vassallo, Gray 220, x 3048, email@example.com
Environmental Science/Studies: Prof. Kiho Kim, Beeghly 104, x 2181, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Promotion: Prof. Elizabeth Cotter, MGC 330J, x 3703, email@example.com
History: Prof. April Shelford, Batelle-Tompkins 125, x 2613, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Studies: Prof. Pamela Nadell, Batelle-Tompkins 139, x 2425, email@example.com
Literature: Prof. Jeffrey Middents, Battelle-Tompkins 221, x 2979, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics: Prof. Michael Baron, Gray 216, x 3130, email@example.com
Mathematics and Economics: Prof. Mary Hansen, Kreeger 127, x 3793, firstname.lastname@example.org
Performing Arts: Prof. Karl Kippola, Katzen Arts Center 227, x 3464, email@example.com
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Prof. Amy Oliver, Battelle-Tompkins 118, x 2140, firstname.lastname@example.org
Physics: Prof. Gregory Harry, Sports Center Annex 104, x3566, email@example.com
Psychology: Prof. James Gray, Asbury 317, x 1716, jgray @american.edu
Sociology: Prof. Andrea Brenner, Anderson 1013, x 2478, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health: Prof. Jolynn Gardner, Mary Graydon 328, x 3943, email@example.com
Statistics: Prof. Michael Baron, Gray 216, x 3130, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Prof. Lauren Weis, Battelle-Tompkins T-33, x 2926, email@example.com
World Languages and Cultures: Prof. Juliana Martinez, McCabe 222, x 2586, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kogod School of Business
Prof. Sally Fowler, Kogod 208, x 6676, email@example.com
School of Communication
Prof. Joe Graf, McKinley 247, x 2147, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of International Service
Last names A-M: Prof. Christopher Rudolph, SIS 326, x 1686, email@example.com
Last names N-Z: Prof. Mirjana Morosini, EQB 204A, x 6827, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Public Affairs
Political Science/CLEG: Prof. Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, Ward 221, x 6223, email@example.com
Justice, Law, and Criminology: Prof. Douglas Klusmeyer, Ward 251, x 2995, firstname.lastname@example.org