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About Experiential Learning

Welcome to AU SOC Experiential Learning. In collaboration with the AU Career Center and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the School of Communication (SOC) connects current students and recent graduates with AU alumni, parents and professionals working in the field of communication. We offer site visits, panel discussions, workshops, networking events, interviews, meetings and productions leading to meaningful relationships and successful careers.

The globe is our laboratory. SOC faculty are leaders in the communication industry, uniquely positioned to engage and empower students, and our alumni are dedicated and engaged.

Experiential Faculty and Staff

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Terry Bryant Senior Professorial Lecturer SOC | Journalism

I am the division director for journalism and a senior professorial lecturer in the AU School of Communication. I returned to American University full-time in the 2017 fall semester. I spent two years

  (202) 885-2062

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Amy Eisman Assistant Professor SOC | Journalism

Amy Eisman is an Assistant Professor in the Journalism Division and the former division director (2018-2023). She has run several programs at SOC as well as teaches ethics, writing, journalism, digita

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Larry Engel Associate Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

With more than 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and 250 projects, his documentaries appear on PBS, the Discovery Channels, and National Geographic, among many other outlets. Awards include a Dayti

  (202) 885-2688

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Sarah Menke-Fish Assistant Professor and Senior Director of Experiential Learning SOC | Film & Media Arts

Sarah Menke-Fish is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She serves as Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Associate Director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Menke-Fish l

  (202) 885-2026

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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 and as a Senior Advisor to th

  (202) 885-2968

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Felicia Parks Career Advisor DOF | Career Center

As a seasoned career advisor for the School of Communication, Felicia enjoys coaching students through resume critiques, interviewing techniques, salary negotiation, and writing cover letters for inte

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Lynne Perri Journalist in Residence SOC | Journalism

Lynne Perri is a journalist-in-residence and senior professorial lecturer at American University. She was a senior editor and then managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, the  editori

  (202) 885-6380

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Maggie Stogner Professor SOC | Film & Media Arts

Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking ( and a professor of Film and Media Arts. She brings over 30 years of filmmaking

  (202) 885-2160

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