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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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Julia Beyer Adjunct Instructor Career Center

Julia advises students in the School of Communication in the fields of journalism, film, and public relations who are seeking internships, jobs, career guidance, and improved resumes and interviewing

  juliab@american.edu

  (202) 885-1809

Terence Bryant Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Terry Bryant is the associate division director for journalism and a senior professorial lecturer in the AU School of Communication. He returned to American University full-time in the 2017 fall semes

  bryant@american.edu

  (202) 885-2062

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Amy Eisman Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Amy Eisman is the Director of the Journalism Division. She has overseen several programs at SOC as well as teaches journalism, digital content and entrepreneurship. From 2015-2017 she facilitated the

  aeisman@american.edu

  (202) 885-2106

Larry Engel Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

With nearly 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 Daytime

  engel@american.edu

  (202) 885-2688

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Nada Maalouf Chief Advancement Officer, SOC Development, Office of

Prior to AU, Nada served as Senior Development Officer - Regional Major Gifts Office for the American Humane Association. During her three years there, Nada established a regional development presence

  maalouf@american.edu

  (202) 885-2652

Sarah Menke-Fish Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning SOC - School of Communication

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

  smenke@american.edu

  (202) 885-2098

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Molly O'Rourke Executive in Residence SOC - School of Communication

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. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the

  morourke@american.edu

  (202) 885-2968

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Felicia Parks Career Advisor 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

  parks@american.edu

  (202) 885-1812

Lynne Perri Journalist in Residence SOC - School of Communication

Lynne Perri is a journalism professor and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the School of Communication at American University. She teac

  perri@american.edu

  (202) 885-6380

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Maggie Burnette Stogner Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  stogner@american.edu

  (202) 885-2160

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