As a student in American University's Graduate Professional Studies, you will not only have support from the program but also from resources and staff across the School of Professional & Extended Studies and the university.

Lana Knox, Associate Director of Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Lana SurfaceAssociate Director of Graduate & Executive Education

As the Associate Director of Graduate & Executive Education, Lana manages American University's Graduate Professional Studies, including the admissions and advising of the program. In addition, Lana coordinates the Test Prep Programs. Lana joined the School of Professional & Extended Studies in October 2011. She holds a Masters of Public Affairs in Global Policy Analysis from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from American University's School of Public Affairs.

(202) 895-4859

Amy Morrill Bijeau, Director of Experiential Learning

Amy Morrill BijeauAssociate Director of Career & Internship Advising

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.

(202) 895-4967

Donnelle Broskow, Assistant Dean of Bridge Programs

Donelle BroskowAssistant Dean for Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Donelle Broskow is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs. She leads the academic internship and experiential programs for the school; this includes the renowned Washington Semester Program, Washington Mentorship, Graduate Professional Studies, Mentorship Programs in Greece and England, the AU Gap Program, and custom programs. She attended the University of Kansas and has an MS in Higher Education Administration and BA in History.

(202) 895-4968