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Justin Bernstine Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Services SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Justin T. Bernstine joined SOC in 2016. Prior to coming to AU, Justin held a variety of positions in student and academic affairs at Portland State University, Montgomery College, and The George W

  justin@american.edu

  (202) 885-2049

Laura BonDurant Associate Dean for Academic Administration SOC - School of Communication

Laura BonDurant joined the SOC in Janauary 2010. Prior to her role in the SOC she served as the Director of the Center for Academic Success at The Catholic University of America. Previously she was th

  bonduran@american.edu

  (202) 885-2054

Last name starts with C

Jarrett Carter Instructional Designer SOC - School of Communication

Jarrett Carter is the School of Communication’s instructional designer. Working in this newly created role, Jarrett collaborates with faculty and staff to develop innovative, high quality online and h

  jarrett@american.edu

  (202) 885-1036

Youzeng Chen Media Technician SOC - School of Communication

Works primarily in the Media Production Center, assisting Director of Media Operations to ensure the TV facilities operate efficiently at all times that involve the creation of high quality video and

  yc4725a@american.edu

  (202) 885-3889

Nicole Cusick Academic Program Assistant SOC - School of Communication

Nicole is happy to be back "home" in SOC where she received her BA in Communication: Journalism and Theatre Arts in May 2014. After graduating Nicole worked in SIS as the Undergraduate Program Assista

  ncusick@american.edu

  (202) 885-3175

Last name starts with E

Amy Eisman Director, Media Entrepreneurship & Special Programs SOC - School of Communication

Amy Eisman is the incoming director of the Journalism Division. She has overseen media entrepreneurship and special programs at SOC as well as teaches journalism, digital content and entrepreneurship.

  aeisman@american.edu

  (202) 885-2106

Last name starts with F

Meredith Fender Senior Administrative Assistant SOC - Game Lab

Meredith happily returned to her alma mater in January 2017, where she currently supports the AU Game Lab. She previously received her Master's in International Communication from SIS, and served as a

  fender@american.edu

  (202) 885-2014

Tara Flakker Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Tara Flakker joined the School of Communications in January 2014. Tara works in undergraduate academic advising with students who have the last names beginning with G and through M. Tara has five year

  flakker@american.edu

  (202) 885-2088

Christine Frezek Senior Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Christine Frezek joined the School of Communication in September of 2009. As the Senior Academic Advisor, she works with students who have last names beginning N through Z. Christine worked in advisin

  frezek@american.edu

  (202) 885-2090

Last name starts with G

Aisha Green Faculty Affairs Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Aisha Green is the SOC Faculty Affairs Coordinator. She has experience in recruitment, human resources and payroll. She most recently worked with Georgetown University's Summer and Special Programs de

  aisha@american.edu

  (202) 885-2133

Last name starts with H

Leila Hernandez Program Coordinator, Student Services SOC - School of Communication

Leila is a self-described "pop culture analyst and enthusiast." Her favorite TV show of all time is "Community" and her favorite movie of the past year is "Steve Jobs." Her dream is to one day attend

  leila@american.edu

  (202) 885-2018

Kristian Higgins Financial Manager & Operating Producer, Irw SOC - School of Communication

Kris is the Operating Producer for the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He has a background in non-profit management, having spent more than a decade overseeing grants and programs. Kris holds a MFA

  khiggins@american.edu

  (202) 885-2679

Trevonne Homer Assistant to the Dean SOC - School of Communication

As the Assistant to the Dean, Trevonne provides executive administrative support to the Dean and manages the daily operations of the Office of the Dean. In addition to managing the Dean’s calendar and

  thomer@american.edu

  (202) 885-2158

Last name starts with J

Ellen Jimenez Administrative Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Ellen Jimenez joined the School of Communication staff in the summer of 2008 as the Senior Administrative Assistant for the undergraduate office. She previously worked at Cesar Chavez Public Charter S

  ellen@american.edu

  (202) 885-2089

Last name starts with K

Jean Kinnahan McGee Senior Graduate Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Jean McGee serves as the graduate advisor for all graduate students, full-time, part-time, and weekend, in the School of Communication. She has been working with the SOC graduate students since 2006.

  jmcgee@american.edu

  (202) 885-2078

Katerina Kulagina Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Services SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Katerina Kulagina is assistant dean of graduate academic services at the School of Communication. She oversees graduate recruitment and retention; graduate curriculum; online partnership; graduate

  katerina@american.edu

Last name starts with L

Charles LeGette Event Planning Manager SOC - School of Communication

As the Event Planning Manager, Charles is the primary point of contact for all logistical aspects of events at American University’s School of Communication. Additionally, he serves to support facilit

  legette@american.edu

  (202) 885-3975

Last name starts with M

George Marshall Online Content Manager SOC - School of Communication

Before joining the staff at AU's School of Communication, George was a member of the communications team at the German Marshall Fund, an international think tank. He has previously worked at NPR-affil

  marshall@american.edu

  (202) 885-2103

Sharon Metcalf Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Programs SOC - School of Communication

Sharon Metcalf blends a strong background in communications with strategic partnerships in media and education. She gained journalistic insight from several perspectives, working in Washington DC for

  metcalf@american.edu

  (202) 885-2074

Theora Milledge Assistant Director, Strategic Communication & Marketing SOC - School of Communication

As Assistant Director of Strategic Communication and Marketing, Tia oversees strategy and content development for the SOC website and coordinates social media and marketing campaigns designed to bette

  milledge@american.edu

  (202) 885-3695

Imani Muleyyar Media Technician SOC - School of Communication

Imani Muleyyar is from Baltimore Maryland and holds degrees in both TV and film. He assist with production needs in the Media Production Center and the Media Innovation Lab. Imani is also an Iraq War

  muleyyar@american.edu

  (202) 885-2027

Laura Murray Assistant Dean for Budget & Facilities SOC - School of Communication

Laura Murray has been a staff member at American University since 1977. Currently she works as the Assistant Dean for Budget and Facilities in the School of Communication. Her unit is responsible for

  lmurray@american.edu

  (202) 885-2063

Last name starts with P

Kristi Plahn-Gjersvold Director of Projects SOC - School of Communication

Kristi Plahn-Gjersvold is SOC’s Chief of Staff, working with the Dean as well as faculty and staff of the School of Communication in developing initiatives for the School’s centers, institutes, projec

  kristipg@american.edu

  (202) 885-2059

Zachary Prichard Manager of Computing Labs SOC - School of Communication

Zack took over the position of Computer Labs Manager for the School of Communication in August 2008. Prior to that, he spent two years working within the SOC’s Office of Technology as a graduate stude

  prichard@american.edu

  (202) 885-2093

Last name starts with R

Last name starts with S

Lydia Schindler Strategic Program & Events Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

As SOC Partnerships and Programs Events Coordinator, Lydia is responsible for managing, executing and following up on all aspects of the Dean's Internship program (recruitment, application process, pr

  lydias@american.edu

  (202) 885-2220

Shaun Schroth Manager of Photographic Services

Shaun oversees the Photography Labs at American. These include the darkroom, film processing, studio, and digital work areas in the Mary Graydon Center

  shaun@american.edu

  (202) 885-2094

Last name starts with T

Last name starts with W

Brendan Williams-Childs Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs SOC - School of Communication

Brendan is the Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs. He has previously worked for American University as an Operations Assistant in the Office of the Registrar and as a Student Staff Assist

  bwchilds@american.edu

  (202) 885-3976

Teal Wrocklage Academic Program Assistant SOC - School of Communication

Teal joined SOC in August of 2016 as Academic Program Assistant supporting Public Communication and Communication Studies divisions. Previously as an undergrad, she worked at Centre College in the Dea

  wrocklag@american.edu

  (202) 885-3616

Last name starts with Z

John Zollinger Assistant Dean for Communication and Outreach SOC - School of Communication

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in journalism and higher education outreach, John oversees and coordinates all communication and marketing efforts for American University’s School of Commu

  johnz@american.edu

  (202) 885-3973