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Terence Bryant Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

I am the associate 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

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  (202) 885-2062

Amy Eisman Asst 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 co-facilitated t

  aeisman@american.edu

  (202) 885-2106

Jane Hall Assoc Professor SOC - School of Communication

Jane Hall is an associate professor in the School of Communication at American University, specializing in researching, writing and teaching about the intersection of media and politics. She is the au

  jhall@american.edu

  (202) 885-2024

Christopher Halsne IR Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

AU’s first Investigative Broadcaster in Residence, Chris Halsne has been on television for 30+ years. He’s managed special-projects units in Seattle, Denver, and Oklahoma City. In the past two years a

  halsne@american.edu

Christine Lawrence Assistant Prof Emerita

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

Charles Lewis Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  charlesl@american.edu

  (202) 885-1997

Wendy Melillo Farrill Assoc Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  melillo@american.edu

  (202) 885-1753

Jill Olmsted Assoc Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  jolmste@american.edu

  (202) 885-2010

Lynne Perri Journalist in Residence SOC - School of Communication

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

  lynne.perri@american.edu

  (202) 885-6380

Rachel Louise 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

  (202) 885-8955

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 - School of Communication

John Sullivan is an Investigative Reporter-in-Residence at American University's School of Communication, an associate investigative editor at The Washington Post and the acting Executive

  jsulliva@american.edu

  (202) 885-2075

Margot Susca Asst Professor SOC - School of Communication

Margot Susca is the inaugural assistant professor of Journalism, Accountability and Democracy in the School of Communication. Guided by the principles of the Political Economy of Media with methods bo

  (202) 885-6462

John Watson Assoc Professor SOC - School of Communication

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

  jwatson@american.edu

  (202) 885-2083

Sherri Williams Asst Professor SOC - School of Communication

At the intersection of social media, social justice, reality television, mass media and how people of color use and are represented by these mediums is where you'll find Dr. Sherri Williams. Williams

  sherriw@american.edu