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SOC Journalism Adjunct-Faculty

  1. Christopher Adams, Adjunct Instructor

    Chris Adams is director of training at the National Press Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit that runs fellowships for working journalists. He joined the foundation in 2015 after 25 years as an investigative, political and business reporter and… More

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  2. Michael Bluhm, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  3. Jonathan Davenport, Adjunct Instructor

  4. Ronald Elving, Adjunct Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

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  5. Patrick Gavin, Adjunct Instructor

    Patrick Gavin has covered politics in Washington for a decade, beginning at the Brookings Institution, then at the Washington Examiner, then at’s FishbowlDC website and, most recently, at Politico. He is now a documentary filmmaker, h… More

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  6. Matt Glassman, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Matt Glassman (SOC '92) is an adjunct professor of Journalism. He serves as Assistant News Director for NBC4 News, NBC's owned station in Washington, DC. Matt joined News4 as an Assignment Editor in January 2000.

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  7. Joshua Hatch, Adjunct Instructor

    Josh Hatch is an adjunct professor of Journalism. He is the Senior Editor for Data and Interactives at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Before that, he worked at the Sunlight Foundation and was the Interactives Director at USA TODAY. Joshua began h… More

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  8. Douglas Hecox, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Doug Hecox is an adjunct professor of Journalism. From his work in Congress, the U.S. Departments of Justice, Transportation and the Treasury, and years of writing books, speeches, newspaper columns, magazine articles and press releases, Hecox balanc… More

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  9. Donald Markus, Adjunct Instructor

    Don Markus is an adjunct professor of Journalism. He has been teaching in the SOC for the past seven years. A sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun since 1985, Markus has taught Sports Journalism since 2005, first in a team situation with Dr. Joseph Cam… More

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  10. Vandana Mathur, Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Vandana Mathur is an adjunct professor of Journalism. An alumni of American University's School of Communications, she has  been a journalist in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 20 years. She started out her career in journalism as an editor … More

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  11. Mark McDonald, Adjunct Instructor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Mark is the Broadcast Journalist in Residence in the School of Communication, where for seven years he has taught reporting, management and multi-media skills to undergraduates and graduate students. Mark is also the Program Director at WAMU 88.5 whi… More

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  12. Ted Mellnik, Adjunct Instructor

    SOC - School of Communication


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  13. Steve Piacente, Adjunct Associate Professor

    Steve Piacente is an adjunct professor of Journalism and serves as creative director at The Communication Center, a Washington, D.C. firm that specializes in media and presentation training. Previously, he served as deputy communications director at … More

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  14. Robert Roberts, Adjunct Instructor

    Rob Roberts is the Director of Digital Strategy for the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to joining Energy, Rob worked in a number of digital roles throughout government, academia and journalism, including positions in the White House Office of Digit… More

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  15. Cecilia Simon, Adjunct Instructor

    Cecilia Simon is an adjunct professor of Journalism. She has worked for magazines and newspapers for more than 20 years. She is a contributor to The New York Times Education Life section, and a former contributor to The Washington Post Health section… More

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  16. Tom Squitieri, Adjunct Instructor

    After 34 years as an awarded-winning journalist, Tom Squitieri joined the wider world of communications and turned his talents into capturing client ideas and crafting them into prose that is smart, creative, unique, seductive and compelling, to say … More

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  17. Corinna Zarek, Adjunct Associate Professor

    Corinna Zarek is a part-time adjunct professor of Journalism. She teaches Communication Law for AU. She is an attorney specializing in First Amendment, open government, and technology policy. She joined the adjunct faculty in 2007. Corinna's full-tim… More

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  18. Brett Zongker, Adjunct Instructor

    Brett Zongker is an adjunct professor at AU and a professional communicator and journalist. Zongker manages media relations, media strategy and editorial planning at the George Washington University. Previously, he served as a staff writer for The As… More

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