AU Gap Staff

Amy Morrill BijeauUniversity Advisor, Experiential Education Director

Amy Morrill Bijeau has worked in higher education administration and experiential learning for approximately 20 years. As the Associate Director of Internships and Career Development for the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS), she provides ongoing guidance regarding internship best practices and enjoys leveraging technology to support students. Amy has a MEd in Counseling and Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in French and Religion from Wake Forest University.
(202) 895-4967

Adam AnthonyAssistant Dean

Adam joined the School of Professional & Extended Studies in May 2019 as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, overseeing the Washington Semester, Gap Year, and Mentorship Programs. Prior to AU, he served as executive director of the William & Mary Washington Center, establishing a wide variety of academic programs for William & Mary students in DC and helping to grow the university’s presence in the Washington area. He previously served as a program director for the Council for Excellence in Government, a Vice President at Fleishman Hillard public relations, and in a variety of positions in electoral politics. If you want to hear about his enthusiasm for the Washington Nationals, the U.S. Women’s National soccer team, or mountain biking, just ask.

(202) 895-4968

Marissa WhitakerAdvisor

Marissa Whitaker joined American University's School of Professional & Extended Studies to work with the Washington Semester Program and Gap Program in March 2020. Marissa has a background in recruiting and career development and earned her BA in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest. She is excited to engage with students and support their academic success during their time at AU, and beyond!

(202) 895-4910

Terrell AustinPartner Relations Director

Terrell Austin joined American University in 2018, bringing over 10 years of experience working with students in higher and secondary experiential educational programs. She currently serves as Director of Partner Relations for the Washington Semester Program and as an advisor to the Gap Program. Helping students explore career paths while gaining professional experience in real-world settings is the hallmark of her work. She is a firm believer in the value of a productive and intentional gap year and enjoys helping students and their families plan for this exciting, transitional time in their lives.

(202) 895-4869

Donna Chapman WilliamsUniversity Advisor, Student Services

Donna Chapman Williams manages student services which includes housing, meal plans, student IDs, orientation, student accounts, financial aid, student conduct and conflict, student health services (health insurance and immunizations), and metro passes. A graduate of American University's School of Public Affairs, Donna welcomes Gap students as guests at AU.

(202) 895-4912

Faculty Spotlight

A Dedication to Excellence

Gap faculty are considered experts in their field and have experience teaching experiential education courses and working with undergraduate and first year students.

Jason Fabrikant

Assistant Professor
AU Gap