Public Communication Faculty

Faculty

Molly O'Rourke

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Molly O’Rourke is an Executive in Residence in the School of Communication where she also serves as director of the MA program in Political Communication. 

Faculty

Caty Borum Chattoo

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Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive in Residence in the School of Communication and Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact. 

Dario Bernardini Senior Professorial Lecturer SOC | Public Communication

Dario Bernardini has taught courses in public relations, reputation management, and interpersonal communication at public and private universities. He has more than 20 years of experience creating and

  dariob@american.edu

Rajul Mistry Bhaskar Senior Professorial Lecturer SOC | Public Communication

Rajul Mistry Bhaskar is a Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of Communication. She has more than 15 years of public relations experience in consumer, entertainment and corporate communications

  mistry@american.edu

Kurt Braddock Assistant Professor SOC | Public Communication

Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication in the School of Communication at American University. Kurt also holds faculty fellow positions at the SOC's Center for Media and Social

Priya Doshi Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusive Excellence DOF | Deputy Provost & Dean of Faculty Office

Priya Lothe Doshi is Associate Dean of Faculty and Inclusive Excellence in American University's Office of the Provost. Working with the Dean of Faculty, Professor Doshi supports faculty affairs polic

  doshi@american.edu

  (202) 885-2017

Joseph Graf Program Director, MA Strategic Communication SOC | Public Communication

Joseph Graf is a professorial lecturer in the public communication division. He is former research director for the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, which promoted Internet politics

  jdgraf@american.edu

  (202) 885-2147

Dina Inverso Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Dina Inverso is a full-time professor in the School of Communication and the Director of the Public Communication Division. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience working at and with

  dmartine@american.edu

  (202) 885-6464

Anya Karavanov Senior Professorial Lecturer SOC | Public Communication

Anya Karavanov is a professor of Public Communication. She is a seasoned marketing communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience creating and implementing social change campaigns for

  karavano@american.edu

Pallavi Kumar Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer SOC | Public Communication

Pallavi Damani Kumar is a full-time professor in American University’s School of Communication and the faculty director of SOC3, an integrated creative agency within the school. Prior to teaching full

  pkamerican@american.edu

  (202) 885-2047

Jason Mollica Professorial Lecturer SOC | Public Communication

Jason Mollica is a seasoned strategic communication professional with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, news producer and PR professional. Jason started his career as a journalist working f

  jmollica@american.edu

  (202) 885-2078

Molly O'Rourke Executive in Residence SOC | Public Communication

Molly O’Rourke is an Executive in Residence in the School of Communication where she also serves as Director of the Master of Arts (MA) program in Political Communication. She has more than 25 years’

  morourke@american.edu

  (202) 885-2968

Christie Parell Associate Division Director, Public Communication SOC | Public Communication

Christie Parell is a full-time professor in the School of Communication and the Associate Division Director for the Public Communication division. She brings 20 years of experience working in the comm

  parell@american.edu

Gemma Puglisi Assistant Professor SOC | Public Communication

Gemma Puglisi is a full-time professor of Public Communication. She is an award-winning media strategist and producer with more than 25 years of experience. During her career she has worked in broadca

  puglisi@american.edu

  (202) 885-2153

Leonard Steinhorn Professor SOC | Public Communication

Leonard Steinhorn is a professor of Communication and an affiliate professor of History. His expertise includes American politics, culture and media; the presidency and presidential elections; politic

  lsteinh@american.edu

  (202) 885-2031

Filippo Trevisan Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, SOC SOC | Public Communication

Filippo Trevisan is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Public Communication at American University's School of Communication. He also serves as Deputy Director of AU's Insti

  trevisan@american.edu

  (202) 885-6930

Paula Weissman Senior Professorial Lecturer SOC | Public Communication

Paula Lazili Weissman is a senior professorial lecturer in the Public Communication Division with more than 20 years of experience as a research consultant, university instructor, and curriculum devel

  paulaw@american.edu

  (202) 885-6597

Rhonda Zaharna Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. R.S. (Rhonda) Zaharna is a full professor in the School of Communication, American University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Zaharna is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar and current Faculty Fellow, Center

  zaharna@american.edu

  (202) 885-3995