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Department of Public Administration & Policy

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Staff

David Baratta

David Baratta

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Senior Administrative Assistant

David Baratta serves as the senior administrative assistant in the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs and assists with the budget, event planning, and data collecting for the department. He also acts as the... [More]

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202-885-2377
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Maria Barra

Maria Barra

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Administrative Assistant

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202-885-6284
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Sheree Brand

Sheree Brand

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Advisement Specialist

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


Vincent Chapa

Vincent Chapa

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Recruitment Specialist

Vince Chapa is the Recruitment Specialist for the MSOD program in the School of Public Affairs . His professional background is in staff recruitment, marketing and communication strategy development and implementation, human resources and business co... [More]

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202-885-6212
SPA - AU MSOD


Serena Elizondo

Serena Elizondo

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Administrative Assistant

Serena earned her BA in Communication Arts with a focus in Journalism and a minor in Spanish at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to AU she worked as an Event Assistant at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (C... [More]

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


Brittnee Gail

Brittnee Gail

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Coaching Administrator

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SPA - School of Public Affairs


Renee Howatt

Renee Howatt

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Academic Counselor

Renee has over 30 years of experience in both the higher education and corporate sectors. She was Assistant Director of Central Admission at AU from 1980-1984, and after receiving her MS in Public Relations from AU, she went on to manage the marketin... [More]

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202-885-3125
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Subhiya Idilbi

Subhiya Idilbi

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Assistant Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs

Sophie Idilbi is the Assistant Director for the key Executive Leadership programs; she joined the Key staff in the fall of 2007 as an advisor for the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Programs.

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202-885-6256
SPA-ISPPI/Public Admin


Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

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Staff Assistant

Denise Johnson is the Staff Assistant with the American University Master of Science in Organization Development (AU MSOD) program; she joined the program in the summer of 2006. In her role, she manages and provides logistical support to the Director... [More]

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202-885-2379
SPA - AU MSOD


Kim Kokich

Kim Kokich

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Advisement Specialist

202-885-6291
SPA - AU MSOD


Jennifer McLean

Jennifer McLean

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Program Administrator, MSOD

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202-885-6494
SPA - School of Public Affairs


Janet Nagler

Janet Nagler

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Academic Counselor

Janet Nagler has been an Academic Counselor at American University since 1981, when she began advising adult and nondegree students, both graduate and undergraduate in the (former) Continuing Education Advising Center. In 2000 she transferred to the ... [More]

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202-885-6224
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Julie Stokes

Julie Stokes

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Administrative Assistant

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202-885-3261
SPA - Public Admin and Policy


Jennifer Tether

Jennifer Tether

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Recruitment Manager

Jennifer Tether is the Academic Program Coordinator for the Key Executive Leadership Programs. Prior to joining the SPA team, Jennifer served as the Programs Manager for the Libya Diplomatic Training Program and UAE Diplomatic Training Program for th... [More]

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202-885-3857
SPA - Key Leadership Program


Jessica Townsend

Jessica Townsend

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Program Specialist

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SPA - Public Admin and Policy


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