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Program Directors

Jeff Gill Distinguished Professor SPA - Government

Jeff Gill - a Distinguished Professor of Government, Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and a Member of the Center Behavioral Neuroscience at American University. He is also the

  jgill@american.edu

  (202) 885-6275

Faculty

Michael Alonzo Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I'm a geographer specializing in satellite and airborne remote sensing of the terrestrial environment. My work falls mostly into one of three categories: 1) Urban ecosystem analysis using fusion of hy

  alonzo@american.edu

  (202) 885-1770

Valentina Aquila Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I am an atmospheric scientist, using global climate models and satellite, aircraft-, and ground-based observation to understand the role of aerosols in the climate system. I mainly work on aerosols fr

  aquila@american.edu

  (202) 885-1772

Frank Armour Assistant Professor KSB - Information Technology

Dr Armour is an assistant professor of information technology at the Kogod School of Business, American University and is the faculty program director for the MS in Analytics degree program.. He recei

  farmour@american.edu

  (202) 885-1863

Maria Barouti Professorial Lecturer CAS - Math and Statistics

Maria Barouti began working at AU in Spring 2016 while completing her Ph.D. studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She has taught a variety of math courses at UMBC and R.I.T,

  barouti@american.edu

  (202) 885-3132

Jeff Gill Distinguished Professor SPA - Government

Jeff Gill - a Distinguished Professor of Government, Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and a Member of the Center Behavioral Neuroscience at American University. He is also the

  jgill@american.edu

  (202) 885-6275

Mary Gray Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

A statistician and lawyer, Professor Gray’s areas of research include applications of statistics to human rights, economic equity, legal issues, and education. She is the founder of the Association fo

  mgray@american.edu

  (202) 885-3171

Nathalie Japkowicz Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science CAS - Computer Science

Nathalie Japkowicz is a Professor of Computer Science at American University. She was previously with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa where she le

  (202) 885-6486

Jun Lu Associate Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

Jun Lu got his Bachelor's degree in statistics from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China, his hometown. he then went to University of Missouri-Columbia, from where he received his Ph.D. in

  lu@american.edu

  (202) 885-3042

Elizabeth Malloy Associate Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

I am an applied statistician with a primary focus in biostatistics. My main interest is in applications to occupational and environmental health settings, although I have had the privilege of working

  betty.malloy@american.edu

  (202) 885-3614

Ryan Moore Associate Professor SPA - Government

Ryan T. Moore is assistant professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs. His research interests include American politics, the politics of social policies (such as pensions, welfare, and he

  rtm@american.edu

  (202) 885-6470

John Nolan Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

Prof. Nolan has taught at the University of Zambia (in Africa), and Kenyon College (in Ohio), and worked in a software company before coming to American University. His main research interests are in

  jpnolan@american.edu

  (202) 885-3140

Mohammad Owrang Ojaboni Professor CAS - Computer Science

M. Mehdi Owrang is currently a professor of Computer Science in the department of Computer Science at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Owrang has received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer

  owrang@american.edu

  (202) 885-3159

Jay Simon Associate Professor KSB - Information Technology

Dr. Simon joined the Kogod faculty in 2015. He was previously a faculty member of the Naval Postgraduate School. His research is in decision analysis. His main research focus is multi-attribute prefer

  (202) 885-1910

Matthew Wright Associate Professor SPA - Government

Professor Wright has taught courses on American politics, public opinion, political psychology, immigration, and political methodology. In his research, he has explored numerous topics relevant to Ame

  mwright@american.edu

  (202) 885-6458

Bei Xiao Assistant Professor CAS - Computer Science

Dr. Bei Xiao's research focuses on how the human visual system estimate physical properties of objects in our surroundings. Another focus of her research is to apply results from human vision to devel

  bei.xiao@american.edu

  (202) 885-6885

Thomas Zeitzoff Associate Professor SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

Dr. Thomas Zeitzoff is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2013, and was previously a postdocto

  zeitzoff@american.edu