SPExS Associate Dean of Graduate Professional Studies in a grey blazer.

Announcement ·

Sam Hanna joins American University’s School of Professional & Extended Studies

The School of Professional & Extended Studies just got itself a new Associate Dean of Graduate Professional Studies. Here's what you ought to know about him.
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Conor McCadden with Massachusetts Congressman Bill Keating

Alumni ·

For Prospective Fulbright Applicants, a Washington Semester Alum Offers Advice

Conor McCadden’s experience with the Washington Semester Program served as a catalyst to shape his research in Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar.
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Online Graduate Immersion Students convene on the American University Campus

Announcement ·

American University Launches Career Directions Program for Online Graduate Students

The School of Professional & Extended Studies has launched its first-ever Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) Career Directions Program.
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Masters in Measurement & Evaluation alumna, Jillian Klarman

Alumni ·

Capstone Feature: Using Measurement & Evaluation to Improve Communities

MS in Measurement in Evaluation alumna Jillian Klarman used her capstone to recommend meaningful improvements to Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, an international organization based in Washington, DC.
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Dr. Robert Stokes shakes hands with online students at the inaugural Online Graduate Students Immersion Experience

In the Community ·

From Online to In-Person: Inaugural Immersion Experience Offers Community and Connection to Digital Learners

The Inaugural Graduate Online Student Immersion offers participants an opportunity to get Up Close to the Best of American University and Washington, DC.
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Earth with lights to indicate cross-cultural communication.

Technology ·

Universal Language: Krisztina Domjan Uses Technology to Help ESL Students

The SPExS professorial lecturer was a winner of the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award.
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Batalá Washington, playing at the Funk Parade. Red, green, and white drums. Vibrant scene with all-female drum unit.

In the Community ·

Funk City: SPExS Prof on Building Bridges Through Music

Lauren Sinclair is historian coordinator in chief for DC’s Funk Parade.
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Dr. Carola Weil holds two crystal bookends behind a podium, smiling, in a polka dot blazer. To her left is Dr. Diane Lowenthal.

In the Community ·

From Washington to Montreal, Lifelong Learning in Action

As the founding Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies prepares to leave American University, Dr. Carola Weil reflects on an innovative career in academe and higher ed.
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A student jots down notes on a piece of white paper, a grey laptop in front of him.

Announcement ·

American University Launches Pegasystems Certification Training Course for Beginning and Mid-Level IT Professionals and Recent Grads

American University has partnered with software company Pegasystems to offer the first course of its kind in the Washington, DC region.
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A young woman sits at a work desk in front of a laptop, taking notes

Education ·

The School of Professional & Extended Studies Launches Inaugural Immersion Experience for Online Graduate Students

Online education is on the rise. At American University, we’re ahead of the curve by offering a diverse portfolio of course offerings and creating physical spaces for students to convene face to face when it really matters.
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