Traci Dennis Professorial Lecturer SOE - School of Education

Dr. Traci Dennis joined the American University School of Education as a full-time term faculty member in 2016. In her current role she teaches undergraduate and graduate students in varied courses. D

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Carolyn Parker Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Program and Sr Professorial Lecturer SOE - School of Education

Carolyn Parker is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program in the School of Education. She began her career as a science educator as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. Upon her return

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Teacher Education Faculty

Amaarah DeCuir Professorial Lecturer SOE - School of Education

Dr. DeCuir is an Education Leadership scholar whose work, broadly speaking, focuses on the intersections of leadership, gender, and diverse cultural contexts to advance social justice.

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Dean, School of Education SOE - School of Education

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy believes in the revolutionary power of school counseling. An American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow with 30 years of experience as a former kindergarten teacher, element

Emily Grossnickle Peterson Asst Professor SOE - School of Education

Dr. Emily Grossnickle Peterson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Psychology Department and the Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience PhD progr

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Vivian Vasquez Professor SOE - School of Education

Dr. Vivian Maria Vasquez is a Professor of Education at American University. She has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. Her research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy

Stephen Vassallo Assoc Professor SOE - School of Education

In his teaching and scholarship, Vassallo works to merge perspectives to critically explore issues related to teaching and learning, especially in the context of academic self-regulation. He draws fro

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Teacher Education Adjunct Faculty

Kimberly Block Adjunct Instructor

Kim Block is a seasoned educator and school counselor. Block earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from American University and M.A. in Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University. She worked as a

Robert Simmons Scholar in Residence and Scholar of Antiracist Praxis SOE - School of Education

Robert began his career as a middle school STEM teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. As a former teacher, school administrator, school district senior leader, and tenured professor of urban educatio

Amy Trenkle Adjunct Instructor

Amy Trenkle is an eighth grade U.S. history teacher, National History Day sponsor, and Model UN advisor, at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C., where she has been teaching since 2012.  She h