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Academic Support & Access Center


Academic Support and Access Leadership Team

  1. Marianne Huger Thomson, Executive Director, Academic Student Services & Access

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Marianne Huger Thomson serves as the Executive Director of Academic Student Services and Access. She leads the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). In this role, Dr. Thomson oversees academic support resources, disability services, and the stud… More

    Send email to Marianne Huger Thomson

    (202) 885-3467

  2. Lindsay Northup-Moore, Director Disability Support

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  3. Juliann Winn, Director, Academic Support

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Juliann joined the Academic Support and Access Center team in June of 2015. Specializing in academic support and retention initiatives, she leads the Learning Resources team in offering academic skills support, tutoring, and supplemental instruction.… More

    Send email to Juliann Winn

    (202) 885-3339

  4. Ashley Rozendaal, Prog Dir, Student-Athlete Academic & Life Skills Support

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Ashley Rozendaal is the Program Director for the Student-Athlete Support Program. The Student-Athlete Support Program provides academic support and life skills development for all American University student-athletes through holistic counseling and p… More

    Send email to Ashley Rozendaal

    (202) 885-3185

Academic Support Team

  1. Rebecca Desantis, Supplemental Instruction Assistant

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Send email to Rebecca Desantis

    (202) 885-3366

  2. Ira Fabri, Assistant Director, Tutoring & Program Management

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Ira Fabri holds an MA in International Communications, with a concentration in Global Media Studies, from AU's School of International Service. She also holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Torino, Italy. She started her career a… More

    Send email to Ira Fabri

    (202) 885-3360

  3. Neisha-Anne Green, Writing Center Director

    CAS - Literature

    Academic Interests: Social Justice Pedagogy, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Writing Center Tutor Education What began as volunteer work has blossomed into passion for Neisha-Anne. Outside of her graduate work, she has fueled her passion by pre… More

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  4. Behzad Jalali, Math & Stats Academic Support Director

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Send email to Behzad Jalali

    (202) 885-3154

  5. Ricardo Maisonneuve, Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Ricardo received his Bachelor's in Multimedia Journalism from Florida Atlantic University. He is also an American University alumnus, receiving his Master's in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to arriving at America… More

    Send email to Ricardo Maisonneuve

    (202) 885-3443

Disability Support Team

  1. Erica Gillaspy, Accommodations Coordinator

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Send email to Erica Gillaspy

    (202) 885-3483

  2. Alisa Louther, Assistive Technology Specialist

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Alisa Louther joined American University in April 2015 as the Assistive Technology Specialist in the Academic Support and Access Center. Alisa is open to helping students, staff and faculty learn about Universal Design, and technology AU provides. Sh… More

    Send email to Alisa Louther

    (202) 885-3407

  3. Linda Mass, Senior Counselor

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Linda Mass joined the counseling staff of the Academic Support Center in the fall of 1987. Her field of expertise is the impact of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on the social, emotional, and academic development o… More

    Send email to Linda Mass

    (202) 885-3360

  4. Nicole Schoeb, Associate Director, Disability Support

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    Nicole joined American University in November 2009. Nicole is an AU Alum with an undergraduate degree from the College of Arts & Sciences, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs.

    Send email to Nicole Schoeb

    (202) 885-3360

  5. Anna Whiston, Counselor

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Anna joined the Academic Support and Access Center in fall 2013. Prior to serving the general AU population as an ASAC Counselor, Anna worked with the Learning Services Program as the program's Counselor and Writing Mentor. Anna enjoys helping studen… More

    Send email to Anna Whiston

    (202) 885-3360

Learning Services Program Staff

  1. Nancy Sydnor-Greenberg, Coordinator, Learning Services Program

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Nancy Sydnor-Greenberg has been Coordinator of the Learning Services Program in the Academic Support and Access Center since the fall of 2005. Prior to joining AU, she worked as a free-lance writer for national advocacy organizations, covering nation… More

    Send email to Nancy Sydnor-Greenberg

    (202) 885-3360

Operations and Front Office Team

  1. Serena Elizondo, Senior Administrative Assistant

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Serena earned her BA in Communication Arts with a focus in Journalism and a minor in Spanish at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to AU she worked as an Event Assistant at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (C… More

    Send email to Serena Elizondo

    (202) 885-2375

  2. Cathy McDonald, Coordinator, Operations & Administration

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Cathy McDonald came to AU and the Academic Support Center in the summer of 2003, having worked previously in undergraduate admissions at another university. McDonald is committed to the mission of the ASAC and enjoys working collaboratively to provid… More

    Send email to Cathy McDonald

    (202) 885-3369

Student-Athlete Support Program Team

  1. Spencer Bonahoom, Academic & Life Skills Counselor for Student Athletes

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Spencer Bonahoom is the Academic and Life Skills Counselor for student-athletes. A member of the Student-Athlete Support Program, he provides academic support to the wrestling, women’s soccer, and field hockey teams. He is also responsible for implem… More

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  2. Erin Saunders, Academic Support Counselor-Student Athletes

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Erin Saunders is the Academic Support Counselor for Student-Athletes in the Student-Athlete Support Program. A major focus of her role is to provide academic support to Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Volleyball, and … More

    Send email to Erin Saunders

    (202) 885-3890