Government Adjunct Faculty

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Richard Benedetto Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Richard Benedetto is an adjunct professor of Journalism. He is a retired White House correspondent and columnist for USA Today and political columnist for Gannett News Service. He began teaching at AU

  benedett@american.edu

Kamal Beyoghlow Adjunct Associate Professor

Kamal Beyoghlow is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Government at American University but a full Professor of Strategy, the Middle East, N. Africa, and Islamic Studies at the US National War College.

  beyoghlo@american.edu

Kevin Boyle Professorial Lecturer SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

Kevin Boyle has been an adjunct professor with Justice, Law, and Criminology since 2016. Mr. Boyle is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. During his 26 year career he

  boyle@american.edu

Jenna Brayton Adjunct Instructor

Jenna teaches classes on politics, the presidency, government, technology, and writing. She has recently taught: GOV 320 The Presidency, GOV 443 Applied Political Writing, and GOV 464 Politics and Po

  brayton@american.edu

Jeffry Burnam Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Jeff Burnam is an adjunct professorial lecturer in the School of Public Affairs. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago and a Senior Manager’s Certificat

  burnam@american.edu

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R. Sam Garrett Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA - Government

R. Sam Garrett holds a Ph.D. in political science, M.P.A. and B.A. (summa cum laude), all from American University’s School of Public Affairs. He serves as Specialist in American National Government a

  samg@american.edu

  (202) 885-3491

Lucy Gettman Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Lucy Gettman is Executive Director of Women In Government (WIG), Inc., an organization of 2100+ women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums and educationa

  gettman@american.edu

Dominic Greene University Center and Student Activities

Dominic is the Director of Student Activities in the University Center. He joined OCL from Northwestern University in the Chicago suburbs where he worked for almost 8 years in student affairs. He prev

  dgreene@american.edu

  (202) 885-3398

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Calvin Haney Associate Director, Leadership Development Center for Student Involvement

Calvin currently serve as an Associate Director for Student Activities. He is responsible for the development of leadership development curricula and programs for student clubs and organizations that

  calvinh@american.edu

William Harder Qualitative/Survey Research Methodologist Ctr for Teaching, Research and Learning

Dr. William L. Harder is a research methodologist specializing in qualitative, survey, and mixed-methods research at the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning. In this role he provides methodolo

  wharder@american.edu

  (202) 885-3867

Matthew Herrmann Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Matthew Herrmann is a proud alumnus of American University. He currently serves as Legislative Director for Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Guam) with oversight for the Congresswoman's work on th

  mherrman@american.edu

Simon Heuberger Adjunct Instructor

Simon is a fourth-year PhD student with concentrations in American Government and Quantitative Methods. His research focuses on the psychological underpinnings of public opinion, the advancement of su

  sh6943a@american.edu

Danielle Higgins Adjunct Instructor

Danielle Higgins is a doctoral student in Political Science at American University's School of Public Affairs. She specializes in Comparative Politics, with a secondary field in American Politics. Her

  dh6087a@american.edu

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Jeffrey Lane Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Jeff Lane has been an adjunct professorial lecturer in the School of Public Affairs since 2016. He is a counsel at the international law firm Dentons. Jeff joined Dentons after spending 20 years in th

  lane@american.edu

Roger Lukoff Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA - Government

Deputy Assistant Secretary, FHA Office of Healthcare Programs, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

  lukoff@american.edu

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Amanda Miller Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Amanda Fuchs Miller has 25 years of advocacy, policy, research and communications experience in and outside of government. As President of Seventh Street Strategies, Amanda consults with non-profits t

  fuchsmil@american.edu

Constance Morella Ambassador in Residence

Connie Morella served as U.S. ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2003 to 2007. She represented Maryland’s 8th district in the U.S. House of R

  ac.morella@american.edu

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Anna Olsson Associate Director of Programs & Events Ctr for Teaching, Research and Learning

Anna started working for the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning (CTRL) as a graduate fellow, and resumed the position of Manager of Training and Assessment, and later Assistant Director of Tea

  aolsson@american.edu

  (202) 885-6077

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Keith Pemrick Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Keith J. Pemrick is a founding member and managing partner of Commonwealth Strategic Partners (CSP). CSP is a bipartisan public policy firm providing expert government consulting and lobbying services

  pemrick@american.edu

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Jason Rosensweig Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Last year I completed a PhD in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. My work was on political philosophy and the history of political thought, about the nature of community in

  rosenswe@american.edu

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William Shields Adjunct Instructor

Bill Shields became Executive Director of the American Society for Public Administration, the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration, in January 2014. He brings

  shields@american.edu

John Shosky Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA - Government

John Shosky is the president of Roncalli Communications, Inc. He has been a professional speechwriter, consultant, coach, and trainer for over twenty-eight years. He has written more than 2800 speec

  jshosky@american.edu

Daniela Stevens Adjunct Instructor

Daniela Stevens is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science in the School of Public Affairs and a recipient of the 2014 Tinker Field Research Grant, which supported her doctoral dissertation research ti

  ls8244a@american.edu

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James Wallner Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

James I. Wallner is a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, where he is a member of its Governance Project team and Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. James is the author of two books, The

  jwallner@american.edu

Tiffanesha Williams Postdoctoral Fellow SPA - Government

I am primarily interested in the relationship between colonial exclusionary policies and indigenous populations, on state capacity in post-colonial states. My other research interests include comparat

  twilliam@american.edu

  (202) 885-6421