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Academic Advising - Key Contacts

Each School or College has a team of academic advisors to provide assistance to students in planning their academic pursuits. The listing below provides key contacts in each school/college.

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College of Arts and Sciences


  1. Jack Ramsay, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Jack joined the CAS advising unit in 2002. He works with students intending to major in American studies, elementary education, Jewish studies, math, statistics, philosophy, religion, foreign languages, and with undecided students, letters D - H. Pre… More

    Send email to Jack Ramsay

    (202) 885-3970

Kogod School of Business


School of Communication


  1. Jean Kinnahan McGee, Graduate Academic Advisor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Jean McGee serves as the graduate advisor for all graduate students, full-time, part-time, and weekend, in the School of Communication. She has been working with the SOC graduate students since 2006. Prior to that she worked with SOC undergraduate st… More

    Send email to Jean Kinnahan McGee

    (202) 885-2078

  2. Jill Swiatowy Heitzmann, Director, Student & Academic Affairs

    SOC - School of Communication

    Jill has been a part of the School of Communication since 2009, leading recruitment and retention initiatives for undergraduates in the School of Communication. She works to build community and positively affect retention through student involvement … More

    Send email to Jill Swiatowy Heitzmann

    (202) 885-2038

School of International Service


School of Public Affairs


  1. Robert Briggs, Senior Academic Counselor

    SPA - Government

    Bob Briggs is the Academic Counselor to students in the MA programs within the Department of Government. He is, also, the Academic Counselor to students in any/all of the PhD programs within SPA.

    Send email to Robert Briggs

    (202) 885-6204

  2. Janet Nagler, Academic Counselor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Janet Nagler has been an Academic Counselor at American University since 1981, when she began advising adult and nondegree students, both graduate and undergraduate in the (former) Continuing Education Advising Center. In 2000 she transferred to the … More

    Send email to Janet Nagler

    (202) 885-6224

  3. Linda Spicer, Part Time Staff

    SPA - Justice, Law and Society

    Ms. Spicer has been an academic counselor in SPA's Department of Justice, Law and Society since 1989. Prior to that she worked in AU's University Publications and Printing Office, the Washington College of Law, and the Registrar's Office. Ms. Spicer … More

    Send email to Linda Spicer

    (202) 885-6456