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Undergraduate Education | Staff & Direct Reports

  1. Andrea Malkin Brenner, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Andrea Brenner is a sociologist and Director of University College, AU’s oldest and largest living-learning community. She joined the Department of Sociology faculty in 1999 and also serves as the Department’s Undergraduate Advisor and Internship Coo… More

    Send email to Andrea Malkin Brenner

    (202) 885-2478

  2. Keith Leonard, Associate Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights, Keith D Leonard did his master's in English at UNC Chapel and his PhD at Stanford.His publications, presentations, and courses have revolved around his study of… More

    Send email to Keith Leonard

    (202) 885-2961

  3. Jane Palmer, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Jane Palmer has a Ph.D. in Justice, Law & Society from American University, an M.S.W. from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College. Before coming to AU for her Ph.D., she… More

    Send email to Jane Palmer

    (202) 885-3118

  4. Christopher Tudge, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Tudge is primarily a reproductive biologist with particular interests in the reproductive biology of invertebrates. His research focuses on the reproductive cells and associated structures, evolutionary mechanisms, and reproductive behaviors of m… More

    Send email to Christopher Tudge

    (202) 885-2033

  1. Cynthia Bair Van Dam, Hurst Sr Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Literature

    Cindy Bair Van Dam is a compositionist who joined the Department of Literature faculty in 1995. In addition to teaching in the Writing Studies Program, Cindy is also the Chair of the General Education Committee and serves as the Faculty Director of t… More

    Send email to Cynthia Bair Van Dam

    (202) 885-2983

  2. Matthew Bourdon, Manager, Budget and Personnel

    SPA - Dean's Office

    Send email to Matthew Bourdon

    (202) 885-6153

  3. Deborah DeMille-Wagman, AUx Instructor & Counselor

    Academic Affairs, Office of

    Deborah DeMille-Wagman joined the staff at the Academic Support and Access Center in October 2005. Working as a part-time academic support counselor is a second career for her. Previously, DeMille-Wagman was a lawyer in the field of court administrat… More

    Send email to Deborah DeMille-Wagman

    (202) 885-1523

  4. James Ellis, Director, Student Success & Assessment

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to James Ellis

    (202) 885-2240

  5. Amanda Harrison, Accommodations Coordinator

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Amanda Harrison joined the ASAC in fall of 2010. Amanda serves as an Accommodations Coordinator, helping students with disabilities access and participate in the AU community. She is also a doctoral student at American, studying European history.

    Send email to Amanda Harrison

    (202) 885-3363

  6. Olivia Ivey, Assistant Librarian

    University Library

    As the public affairs librarian, Olivia supports the research needs of SPA students and faculty through research assistance and collection development in the fields of law, criminal justice, public affairs, political science, and government. Her curr… More

    Send email to Olivia Ivey

    (202) 885-3236

  7. Brad Knight, Manager, AU Core & AU Core Assessment

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to Brad Knight

    (202) 885-3869

  8. Richard Laurberg, Coordinator of Student Success and Assessment

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to Richard Laurberg

    (202) 885-6160

  9. Andrea Malamisura, AUx Instructor & Counselor

    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 AUx Instructor and Counselor at American University. Prior to this position, Andrea was t… More

    Send email to Andrea Malamisura

    (202) 885-2584

  10. Michelle Simon, Program Coordinator, AU Honors

    University Honors Program

    Send email to Michelle Simon

  11. Isadora Stern, AUx Program Coordinator

    Provost, Office of the

    Isadora (Izzi) Rose Stern began her role as Program Coordinator for AUx in June 2016. Prior to this role, Izzi served as a Case Manager in Housing & Dining Programs at AU. As a Case Manager, her responsibilities included maintaining a caseload of res… More

    Send email to Isadora Stern

    (202) 885-1426

  12. Larry Thomas, Director of the Frederick Douglass Scholars Program

    Frederick Doug Scholars Prgm

    (202) 885-6213

  13. Briana Weadock, Adjunct Instructor

    Provost, Office of the

    Briana Weadock (she/her/hers) is an AUx Instructor & Counselor working with first year students from across the University. In addition to her work with the American University Experience Program (AUx), she has taught courses for the Department of So… More

    Send email to Briana Weadock

    (202) 885-2120

  14. Jamie Wyatt, Director, Academic Learning Communities Administration

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to Jamie Wyatt

    (202) 885-3839

Michael MacEwen

Executive Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Education

(202) 885-2213


Elise Keely

Staff Assistant