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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

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. Assig

  wjc@american.edu

  (202) 885-2071

Laura DeNardis Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  denardis@american.edu

  (202) 885-2675

Saif Shahin Assistant Professor

Saif Shahin is an assistant professor in communication studies. His scholarship focuses on critical data studies, social media studies, global media and politics, and media sociology, and is underpinn

  shahin@american.edu

Aram Sinnreich Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  aram@american.edu

  (202) 885-6518

Benjamin Stokes Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar and game designer. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, and at the AU Game Lab. Previously, he co-founded Games for Change, the movemen

  bstokes@american.edu

  (202) 885-2066

Adjunct Faculty

Aras Coskuntuncel Adjunct Instructor

Aras Coskuntuncel is a PhD candidate and instructor at American University in communication focusing on the privatization of internet governance, surveillance, and the Turkish media environment. He ha

  ac7682a@american.edu

Samantha Dols Adjunct Instructor

Samantha is an entrepreneur and researcher interested in the intersection of creativity and social change. Her work explores the role of imagination in social cohesion, processes of expanding the civi

  sd8818a@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. He recently returned to

  joel@american.edu

Jesse Strauss Adjunct Instructor

Jesse Medalia Strauss is the founder and video producer of Forward Frame Media, a progressive media and communications firm based in Washington, DC. As an expert in political communications and video

  jstrauss@american.edu