Course Faculty

Robert Stokes, Human Resources instructor

Human Resources

Robert Stokes

Dr. Stokes is an award winning human resource instructor who has taught on-campus and online courses as well as trained faculty across multiple institutions on teaching for online education. Prior to his appointment at American University, he successfully launched and managed Villanova University's Human Resource Development graduate program.

Dr. Stokes has authored publications for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and the American Payroll Association. He has been recognized by the American Management Association and the Eastern College Personnel Officers.

Sharonlyn Harrison, Equitable Evaluation Instructor

Equitable Evaluation

Sharonlyn Harrison

Sharonlyn Harrison has more than 20 years of experience in evaluation of federal, state and locally funded projects and has received special recognition for her research in minority communities from the National Center for Cultural Competence and the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research. She has extensive experience in conducting stakeholder-driven evaluation projects and engaging diverse communities in the process. She has been teaching for almost a decade.

Harrison is a former elected board member of the Michigan Association for Evaluation, was an invited chair of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council’s multicultural workgroup, and is a member of National Register’s “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.”

Matt Winkler, Sports Management Instructor

Sports Management

Matt Winkler

Matt Winkler has blended more than 20 years of experience in the NCAA, NHL, WNBA, MLS, the Olympics, and the World Cup and activation on five continents into innovative industry strategy for the sports, events and higher education industries.

Winkler launched the first Online MS in Sports Analytics & Management at American University. Previously, Winkler founded the Georgetown University Sports Industry Management initiative (SIM), as its Associate Dean. Upon his arrival in DC, Winkler helped usher in a new era in applied sports management education.

Stephanie Schott, Instructional Design Instructor

Instructional Design

Stephanie Schott

Stephanie Schott draws from her experience and education in psychology, instructional design & technology, and online program development to develop strategic online initiatives for American University. Schott collaborates with faculty to develop online courses using research based best practices in instructional design. She also shares her passion for educational psychology with faculty so that they can address the different needs and learning styles of students by incorporating technology into online instruction.