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Terry Bryant Associate Division Director, Journalism 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

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  (202) 885-2062

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

  aeisman@american.edu

  (202) 885-2106

Jane Hall Associate Professor SOC | Journalism

Jane Hall is an associate professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., specializing in researching, writing and teaching about the intersection of media and pol

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  (202) 885-2024

Chris Halsne Program Director, MA Journalism & Digital Stor SOC | Journalism

An expert in public records acquisition and Freedom of Information Act requests. AU’s first Investigative Broadcaster in Residence, Chris Halsne has been on television for 30+ years. He’s managed spec

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  (202) 885-3345

Whitney Harris Professorial Lecturer SOC | Journalism

Whitney Harris Christopher (she/her) is an award-winning multimedia journalist, researcher, and voiceover artist. She currently serves as a Professorial Lecturer in the School of Communication at Amer

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Natalie Hopkinson Associate Professor SOC | Journalism

Dr. Natalie Hopkinson is Associate Professor of Media, Democracy & Society. She is the author of three books, and a former staff writer, editor and columnist at the Washington Post, The Root and Huffi

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Christine Lawrence Adjunct In Residence SOC | General Academics & Research

Christine C. Lawrence is a full-time professor of Journalism. She brings her experience covering politics and government to the SOC journalism division having worked for 10 years as a senior editor an

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Chuck Lewis Adjunct Professor SOC | General Academics & Research

Charles Lewis is a national investigative journalist, a former ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes producer, a best-selling author or co-author of six books and the founder of two Pulitzer Prize-winning

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  (202) 885-1997

Wesley Lowery Associate Professor SOC | Journalism

Wesley Lowery is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and one of the nation's leading reporters on issues of race and justice. He is the executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, an in

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Wendy Melillo Associate Professor SOC | Journalism

Wendy Melillo is a full-time professor of Journalism. She teaches in the School of Communication's Journalism division. Her research is focused on how strategic communication influences society and th

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  (202) 885-1753

Jill Olmsted Associate Professor SOC | Journalism

Jill Olmsted is a full-time professor of Journalism and the former Journalism Division Director. She is the author of Tools for Podcasting (2019), teaches podcasting and advised the AU law school on c

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  (202) 885-2010

Lynne Perri Journalist in Residence SOC | Journalism

Lynne Perri is a journalist-in-residence and senior professorial lecturer at American University, and she is also managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, our independent newsroom at S

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Rachel Snyder Professor CAS | Literature

Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of the nonfiction books Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade and No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About D

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Rodger Streitmatter Prof Emeritus

Rodger Streitmatter is a full-time professor of Journalism. A cultural historian, he is a leader in exploring how the media have helped to shape the way Americans think and act. The most recent of his

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John Sullivan Journalist in Residence SOC | Journalism

John Sullivan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter, who serves as The Investigative Reporter-in-Residence at American University's School of Communication, an associate investigative

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  (202) 885-2075

Margot Susca Assistant Professor SOC | Journalism

Margot Susca is the School of Communication’s inaugural assistant professor of Journalism, Accountability, and Democracy. Both her academic and professional experiences inform her work as a mentor, sc

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  (202) 885-6462

John Watson Associate Professor SOC | Journalism

John C. Watson is an associate professor tenured in the Journalism Division. He brings a combination of professional experience and scholarly credentials to the classroom. A journalist for 21 years, h

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  (202) 885-2083

Sherri Williams Assistant Professor SOC | Journalism

Dr. Sherri Williams is a race and representation researcher who teaches about how media images are connected to and uphold oppression and inequality. Williams, who was a journalist for a decade before

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