AUx Advisory Board

The American University Experience (AUx) Advisory Board serves as an advisory body committed to providing advice that is representative of the views of faculty, staff, and student constituencies across the university for the purpose of improving the academic experience of first-year students. The members of the Advisory Board strive to enhance stewardship of the curriculum such that the student learning experience in AU’s first-year experience (FYE) course is continuously improved, enhanced, and optimized.  

Advisory board members represent a cross section of the University’s community. Expand the box below for a full list of current advisory board members.

Andrea Brenner* - Director, American University Experience (AUx) and Assistant Professor, Sociology

Izzi Stern - Program Coordinator, American University Experience (AUx)

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

Joy Adams- Instructional Designer, University Library

Fanta Aw - Vice President, Office of Campus Life

Matt Bruno* - Assistant Director of Education and Training, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Traci Callandrillo - Executive Director, Counseling Center

Angie Chuang* - AUx2 Curriculum Designer

Taylor Dumpson - President, AU Student Government

Jimmy Ellis - Director, Student Success and Assessment, Office of Undergraduate Education

Lisa Freeman* - Director, Residence Life

Erica Hart* - Professorial Lecturer, Psychology

Mickey Irizarry - Director, AU Wellness Center

Bev-freda Jackson - Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Justice, Law & Criminology

Jenn Johnson - Director, Orientation, Transition & Retention

Jacqueline Lantsman - AUx Undergraduate Intern

Jawee Perla - Student Services Director, International Accelerator Program

Ashley Rozendaal - Program Director, Student-Athlete Academic & Life Skills Support

Randa Serhan* - Assistant Professor, Sociology

Marianne Thomson - Executive Director, Academic Support and Access Center

Briana Weadock* - AUx Instructor & Counselor

*has served/currently serving as an AUx Instructor or AUx Peer Leader

AUx1 Curriculum Consultants

Faculty, staff, and students from the AU community shared their knowledge and ideas, providing feedback on the AUx1 curriculum during its creation and revision process.

Expand the box below for a list of consultants. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Scott A. Bass, Office of the Provost

Mary Clark, Office of Academic Affairs

Jessica Waters, Office of Undergraduate Education

Gail Short Hanson, Formerly of Office of Campus Life

Fanta Aw, Office of Campus Life

Christopher Moody, Formerly of Housing & Residence Life

Lisa Freeman, Housing & Residence Life

Robert Hradsky, Office of the Dean of Students

Sara Bendoraitis, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Matt Bruno (Bruno), Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Senem Bakar, International Student & Scholar Services

Traci Callandrillo, Counseling Center

Mark Schaefer, University Chaplain

Jennifer Johnson, Orientation, Transition & Retention

Katie Porras, Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Mickey Irizarry, Wellness Center

Sara Yzaguirre, Wellness Center

Maya Vizvary, Wellness Center

Abby Wolfe, Wellness Center

Regina Curran, Title IX

Fariha Quasem, Title IX

Shyheim Snead, AU Student

Devontae Torriente, AU Student

Taylor Dumpson, AU Student and Representative from AUSG

Diego Alemán, AU Student

Nakeesha Ceran, One Card & Dining Programs

Juliann Winn, Academic Support & Access Center

Marianne Thomson, Academic Support & Access Center

Gihan Fernando, Career Center

Kiho Kim, CAS Faculty

Lyn Stallings, CAS Faculty

Alison Thomas, CAS Faculty

Lacey Wootton, CAS Faculty

Caleen Jennings, CAS Faculty and Chair, PCDI

Larry Engel, SOC Faculty

Rose Shinko, SIS Faculty

Shirleyne McDonald, Office of Enrollment

Courtney Pollack, AU Abroad

Isaac W. K. Thweatt, Formerly of Office of Alumni Relations

AUx2 Curriculum Consultants

Faculty, staff, alumni, and students from the AU community shared their knowledge and ideas, providing feedback on the AUx2 curriculum during its creation and revision process.

Expand the box below for a list of consultants. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

Scott A. Bass, Office of the Provost

Mary Clark, Office of Academic Affairs

Jessica Waters, Office of Undergraduate Education

Robin Adams, Center for Community Engagement and Services

Tiffany Speaks, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Michelle Strange, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Sara Bendoraitis, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Larry Engel, SOC Faculty

Filippo Trevisan, SOC Faculty

Leena Jayaswal, SOC Faculty

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, School of Education

Fanta Aw, Office of Campus Life

Bev-Freda Jackson, SPA Faculty

Andrea Brenner, AUx and CAS Faculty

Celine-Marie Pascale, CAS Faculty

Theresa Runstedtler, CAS Faculty

Lily Wong, CAS Faculty

Caleen Jennings, CAS Faculty and Chair, PCDI

Juliana Martinez, CAS Faculty

Sarah Trembath, CAS Faculty

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, CAS Faculty

Gay Young, CAS Faculty

David Vine, CAS Faculty

Eileen Findlay, CAS Faculty

Amanda Choutka, CAS Faculty

David Pike, CAS Faculty

Mike Bader, CAS Faculty

Keith Leonard, CAS Faculty

Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus, CAS Faculty

Michele Carter, CAS Faculty

Maria De Jesus, SIS Faculty

Christine Chin, SIS Faculty

Easten Law, SIS Faculty

Malini Ranganathan, SIS Faculty

Maina Singh, SIS Faculty

Derrick Jefferson, Library

Sonya Grier, KOGOD Faculty

Emily Lindsay, KOGOD Faculty

Elijah Fosl, AU Student

Koji Wieber, AU Student

Janny Jang, AU Student and Representative from AASU

Gabriel Benitez, AU Student and Representative from AU Libertarians

Krista Chavez, AU Student and Representative from Network for Enlightened Women

Jaelynne Palmer, AU Student and Representative from The Darkening

Chrissandra Jackson, AU Student and Representative from The Darkening

Serina Williams, AU Student

Raquel Baudrit, AU Student

Jacqueline Lantsman, AU Student

Dyani Brown, AU Alum

Salimah Shabazz, AU Alum

Ashley Dejean, AU Alum