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Full-Time Faculty

Patricia Aufderheide University Professor SOC - School of Communication

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impac

  paufder@american.edu

  (202) 885-2069

W. Joseph Campbell Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. W. Joseph Campbell is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication's Communication Studies program. He joined the AU faculty in 1997, after some 20 years as a professional journalist

  wjc@american.edu

  (202) 885-2071

Laura DeNardis Professor Communication Studies

Dr. Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar and Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. She also serves as Facul

  denardis@american.edu

  (202) 885-2675

Saif Shahin Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Saif Shahin joined the American University in August 2018. His scholarship focuses on critical data studies, digital culture, and global media and politics, and is underpinned by a normative commitmen

  shahin@american.edu

Aram Sinnreich Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Aram Sinnreich is a Professor and chair of the Communication Studies division at American University’s School of Communication. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and tec

  aram@american.edu

  (202) 885-6518

Benjamin Stokes Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar, game designer, and director of The Playful City Lab. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, and at the AU Game Center. Previously,

  bstokes@american.edu

  (202) 885-2066

Adjunct Faculty

Erica Basu Adjunct Instructor SOC - School of Communication

Erica Diya Basu is an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Communication's Public Communication Division. Erica has over two decades of experience as a seasoned communication professional in strategi

  eb3816a@american.edu

Margaret Clifford Adjunct Instructor

Maggie Clifford's research focuses on climate literacy and communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the intersections of art and science. She earned a masters degree at the University of Fl

  mc7669a@american.edu

Aras Coskuntuncel Adjunct Instructor SOC - School of Communication

Aras Coskuntuncel completed his PhD at American University in communication in 2020, studying the struggle to control the flow of information in the digital era in the case of Turkey. His research exp

  arasct@american.edu

Jane Cronin Adjunct Instructor

Jane is PhD candidate in the School of Communication. She is completing her dissertation on emotional expression within the #BlackLivesMatter and Second Amendment movements on Twitter. Her research in

  jc9161a@american.edu

Joel Gershon Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Joel Gershon is a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and professor in media studies, currently teaching at the School of Communication at American University in Washington D.C. In 2017, he returned to

  joel@american.edu

Teresa Mendes Adjunct Instructor

Teresa Mendes has 10 years of experience working in non-profits, education, and communications. She is currently the Technical Writer and Editor working on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA)

  tmendes@american.edu

Victoria Simon Summer Instruction SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Victoria Simon joined American University in August 2020. Simon examines the history and cultural politics of technological interfaces and software industries, drawing lines between the practices

  vsimon@american.edu