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Academic Affairs | Staff & Direct Reports

  1. Naomi S. Baron, Exec Dir, Ctr for Teaching, Research and Learning and Professor of Linguistics

    Centr Teach Research Learning

    Professor Baron is interested in language and technology, reading, the relationship between speech and writing, the history of English, and higher education. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center fo… More

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    (202) 885-2455

  2. Sara Dumont, Executive Director, AU Abroad

  3. Gihan Fernando, Executive Director-Career Center

    Career Center

    Gihan Fernando has extensive experience in higher education administration with a focus on career services, and before joining the AU community, held progressive leadership positions at the law schools at Georgetown University, Cornell University and… More

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    (202) 885-1829

  4. Abigail Puskar, Personnel & Compliance Manager, Faculty Affairs

    Academic Affairs, Office of

    Abigail Puskar works with the Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost. She is responsible for managing a wide range of processes that serve the needs of all faculty and academic units including: full-time and part-time faculty appointments a… More

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    (202) 885-2125

  5. William LeoGrande, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

    SPA - Government

    Professor of Government and a specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, Professor LeoGrande has been a frequent adviser to government and private sector agencies. He has written five books, including Our Own … More

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    (202) 885-6234

  6. Nuria Vilanova, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Núria Vilanova teaches Latin American Culture, Literature and Cinema. Her research is devoted to the impact of social change and migration on cultural production. She works on textual and cinematic narratives of violence, inequality and poverty, part… More

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    (202) 885-2393