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Deans' Council

Monica JacksonDeputy Provost and Dean of Faculty

As deputy provost and dean of faculty, Monica Jackson oversees all faculty appointments, tenure and promotion processes, faculty misconduct cases, new faculty onboarding and retirements, as well as the Career Center, CTRL, AU Abroad, and the International Accelerator programs.

Monica's Biography
Academic Affairs

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Linda AldooryDean, College of Arts and Sciences

Linda Aldoory is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers more than 150 majors, minors, master's, PhDs, and certificate programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education.

Linda's Biography
College of Arts & Sciences

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Wendy BolandDean of Graduate Studies and Professional Studies

Wendy Boland works with the deans to develop AU’s strategy related to ensuring robust enrollment in graduate programs, planning for the future of graduate learning, and solidifying the university’s strong reputation for graduate study.

Wendy's Biography
Graduate Studies

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Diana BurleyVice Provost for Research and Innovation

Diana Burley supports the faculty in building the influence and impact of AU’s scholarship and oversees the functions of research innovation and administration, including the offices of sponsored programs, research compliance, and university-wide centers.

Diana's Biography
Research at AU

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Jeehyun DavisUniversity Librarian 

The university library, headed by Jeehyun Davis, serves as a gateway to AU's print resources and electronic information and supports student and faculty research.

Jeehyun's Biography 
University Library

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Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.Dean, Washington College of Law

Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. is dean of the Washington College of Law.

Roger's Biography 
Washington College of Law

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Leena JayaswalInterim Dean, School of Communication

Leena Jayaswal directs and develops the School of Communication’s scholar and professional programs in Journalism, Film and Media Arts and Public Communications, as well as its six academic and research centers.

Leena's Biography
School of Communication

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Shannon HaderDean, School of International Service

Shannon Hader, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of Programmes at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and a prominent leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States and globally, is dean of the School of International Service.

Shannon's Biography
School of International Service

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Cheryl Holcomb-MccoyDean, School of Education

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy joined AU in 2016 as the Dean of the School of Education. In concert with her colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences, she concentrates her efforts on recruiting and supporting a more research-active and diverse faculty, developing outstanding new curricula in education, and building bridges to school districts and education industries around the globe. 

Cheryl's Biography 
School of Education

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David MarchickKogod School of Business

David Marchick is the dean of the Kogod School of Business. Marchick distinguished leader who has worked across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Dean Marchick spent 12 years as managing director at the Carlyle Group.  He comes to AU after most recently serving as chief operating officer and senior Biden appointee at the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). 

David's Biography
Kogod School of Business 

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Prita Patel
Vice Provost, Academic Administration

Since joining AU in 2014, Prita has served the university community with her financial management expertise, empathetic leadership style, and commitment to our shared mission. She has collaborated closely with deans, vice provosts, and budget officers from all academic units and established effective partnerships with key leaders from across campus.

Prita's Biography 
Vice Provost for Academic Administration

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Joseph Riquelme
Vice Provost and Chief Online Officer

Joseph Riquelme brings over 20 years of leadership experience and endless curiosity to his role as American University’s first Vice Provost & Chief Online Officer. Joseph oversees the creation and delivery of digital and online educational programs that meet students at all stages of their academic pursuits wherever they are—on campus, online, and through hybrid learning models. He cultivates a collaborative culture and challenges teams to bring American University to the forefront of online education by continually developing and implementing innovative strategies.

Joseph's Biography 
Vice Provost and Chief Online Officer

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Jeff WangVice Provost, Global and Immersive Studies

Jeff Wang leads the Office of Global Immersive Studies. His office provide more than 130 study abroad and exchange programs overseas, as well as immersive study programs in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere in the United States.

Jeff's Biography
Office of Global and Immersive Studies

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Jessica Waters Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost for Academic Student Services

Jessica Waters leads Undergraduate Education and Academic Student Services. Her office oversees the undergraduate living learning communities and the university's general education program (AU Core). She also provides academic leadership on undergraduate curricular development and reform, and oversees implementation of the university's academic regulations and policies.

Jessica's Biography
Undergraduate Education

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Vicky WilkinsDean, School of Public Affairs

Vicky M. Wilkins leads the School of Public Affairs, a nationally top-ranked school offering education in the fields of political science, public administration, public policy, and justice at the graduate, executive and undergraduate levels.

Vicky's Biography
School of Public Affairs

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