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Keith Leonard Associate Professor CAS - Literature

Keith D Leonard is the author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights. His publications, presentations, and courses have revolved around his study of politic

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Jane Palmer Professorial Lecturer SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

Dr. Jane Palmer is the faculty director of the Community-Based Research Scholars program. In this role, she oversees a selective, living-learning community of first year students who learn how to cond

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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, evolut

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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 AU Core Committee

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James Ellis Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education Provost, Office of the

Jimmy Ellis (he/him/his) is the Director of Student Success and Assessment for the Office of Undergraduate Education. He joined AU in 2011 and leads programmatic, administrative, and curricular assess

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Amanda Harrison Manager, Undergraduate Scholars Program Academic Affairs, Office of

Amanda Harrison has been a member of the AU community since 2005, when she began her graduate studies in European history. From 2010-2017, she worked at the Academic Support and Access Center, support

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Olivia Ivey Associate 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 af

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Brad Knight Director, AU Core General Education

Brad G. Knight serves as the Director of the AU Core at American University. He provides leadership for the university wide general education program, AU Core, and has overall responsibility for the d

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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

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Isadora Stern AUx Program Manager Provost, Office of the

Isadora (Izzi) Rose Stern began her role as the AUx Program Manager in June 2018. Izzi previously served as the AUx Program Coordinator from June 2016 to May 2018. As Program Manager, Izzi serves as t

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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

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