AU Gap Staff
Amy Morrill BijeauUniversity Advisor, Experiential Education Director
Amy Morrill Bijeau has worked in higher education administration and experiential learning for approximately 20 years. As the Associate Director of Internships and Career Development for the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS), she provides ongoing guidance regarding internship best practices and enjoys leveraging technology to support students. Amy has a MEd in Counseling and Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in French and Religion from Wake Forest University.
Adam AnthonyAssistant Dean
Adam joined the School of Professional & Extended Studies in May 2019 as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, overseeing the Washington Semester, Gap Year, and Mentorship Programs. Prior to AU, he served as executive director of the William & Mary Washington Center, establishing a wide variety of academic programs for William & Mary students in DC and helping to grow the university’s presence in the Washington area. He previously served as a program director for the Council for Excellence in Government, a Vice President at Fleishman Hillard public relations, and in a variety of positions in electoral politics. If you want to hear about his enthusiasm for the Washington Nationals, the U.S. Women’s National soccer team, or mountain biking, just ask.
Marissa WhitakerEnrollment Associate
Marissa Whitaker joined American University's School of Professional & Extended Studies in March 2020 as an Enrollment Associate for the Washington Semester Programs. Marissa has a background in recruiting and career development, and earned her BA in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest. She is excited to engage with students and guide them through their application process, throughout their time at AU, and beyond!
A Dedication to Excellence
Gap faculty are considered experts in their field and have experience teaching experiential education courses and working with undergraduate and first year students.