First-Year Advising Staff

Contact Us

First-Year advising is located in Clark Hall. You can email us at or call us at 202-885-7000.

If you are looking for specific contact information for a specific staff member, please see our directory below.

If you are trying to make an appointment, please see the link under "Schedule an Appointment".

Schedule an Appointment

Outside of Add/Drop in the Fall and Spring semesters, each first-year advisor holds 30 minute appointments. Please click below to go to the online scheduler where you will choose your advisor and the time you want to meet with them. If you need to cancel your appointment, please let your advisor know as soon as possible.

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Drop-In Hours

During Add/Drop periods in the Fall and Spring semesters, first-year advisors utilize drop-in hours to meet with students. Each first-year advisor will post their drop-in hours on their office doors and will email their advisees with their hours. Drop-in schedules can also be found at the reception desk in Clark Hall.

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Adoude Akuesson Administrative Assistant, FYA

Adoude "Clarisse" Akuesson is a USMC Veteran. She will be graduating in December 2018 from American with her Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. To att

  (202) 885-7000

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Rachel Brown Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Rachel Brown (she/her/hers) is an AUx Instructor & Advisor, coming alongside first-year students to guide them in their transition from high school to college. She loves listening to and learning from

Matthew Bruno Assistant Director, First Year Advising Provost, Office of the

Bruno is a double graduate of George Mason University (B.A.I.N. in Community Studies in 2005 and a M.A.I.S. in Higher Education in 2009). Currently, Bruno is an Assistant Director of First Year Advisi

  (202) 885-1523

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Camille Clark Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Camille Clark (she/her/hers) earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. Prior t

  (202) 885-6896

Nicole Cox Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Nicole Cox is a writer who teaches. She holds an B.A. in English from Yeshiva University and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Emerson College. At the University of Illinois at Chicago, she taught in the First

Steven Crudele Adjunct Instructor First Year Advising, Office of

Steven Crudele (he/him/his) holds a Bachelor of Science in History Secondary Education from Towson University and a Master of Science in Higher Education, Student Affairs from Florida State University

  (202) 885-6897

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Caroline DeLeon Adjunct Instructor First Year Advising, Office of

Caroline serves as the Assistant Director of First Year Advising with the Office of Undergraduate Studies. She previously worked with AU as the Coordinator of Multicultural and First-Generation Progra

  (202) 885-6852

Ashley Dorsey Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Ashley Dorsey (she/her/hers) has been an Instructor in the AUx program since Spring 2018, and has served as an Instructor/Adviser with AUx since Summer 2018. She earned her B.A. in English with a conc

  (202) 885-6853

Amanda Dowd Adjunct Instructor WAMU

Amanda Dowd (she/her/hers) is a two-time graduate of The University of South Florida having earned a B.A. in Humanities and an M.L.A. in Humanities and Film Studies. Currently she serves as an AUx Ins

  (202) 885-6898

Joseph Dubose Adjunct Instructor Housing and Residence Life

Joseph DuBose (he,him,his) serves as an American University Experience (AUx) Instructor & Advisor. He studied Human Resources at the University of Toledo where he later completed an M.A. in Higher Edu

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Eric Jackson Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Eric Jackson (he/him/his) received his B.A in Legal Studies from the University at Buffalo. He received his M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration and Graduate Certification in Cr

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Andrea Malamisura Assistant Director, First Year Advising Provost, Office of the

Andrea Malamisura (she/her/hers) holds a BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Radford University. Currently she serves as Assistant Director of First Year Advisi

  (202) 885-2584

Jorge Maldonado Adjunct Instructor CAS - Dean's Office

Jorge Maldonado (he/him/his) currently serves as First-Year Instructor & Advisor at American University. He joined AU in 2017 as an Academic Advisor with the College of Arts and Science. Prior to join

  (202) 885-6858

Morgan Maxwell Adjunct Instructor

Morgan Maxwell (she/her/hers) graduated with her M.Ed from Clemson University’s Counselor Education: Student Affairs graduate program. She worked in Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Develo

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Jason Ottley Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Jason Ottley (he/him/his) serves as an Assistant Director of First-Year Advising at American University. Prior to this position, Jason was a Visiting Assistant Professor at California University of Pe

  (202) 885-6895

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Esther Philip Adjunct Instructor

Esther Philip (she/her/hers) currently serves as an AUx Instructor and Advisor. She is a Michigander who attained her B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in “Women and Leadership in Healthcare” a

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Darien Smith Adjunct Instructor General Education

Darien Smith (he/him/his) holds a B.S. in Psychology from Clemson University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland Colle

Arthur Stallworth Adjunct Instructor

Arthur Stallworth (he/him/his) has a dynamic background in Higher Education. He has earned a Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MS), and Bach

Michelle Swiger Adjunct Instructor

Michelle Swiger (she/her/hers) is an AUx Instructor and Advisor. Previously, she worked in the Center for Community Engagement and Service. In this role she managed large-scale community engagement pr

  (202) 885-6850

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Wim Taylor Adjunct Instructor KSB - Ctr for Career Devel

Wim Taylor joined the Kogod Center for Career Development in September 2011 as the Associate Director of Employer Relations. In November of 2014, Wim transitioned into the role of Director of Alumni E

  (202) 885-1196

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Briana Weadock Adjunct Instructor Provost, Office of the

Briana M. Weadock (she/her/hers) is the Director of First Year Advising working together with the AUx Program to provide first-year students with an introduction to American University, our common cor

  (202) 885-2120

Kyle Whitaker Adjunct Instructor

Kyle Whitaker (he/him/his) currently serves as a First-Year Advisor and AUx Instructor at American University. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Elon University and an M.Ed. in Higher Educati