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 Core IC Faculty

  1. Christine BN Chin

    Christine BN Chin, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Chin’s research and teaching interests are in the political economy of transnational migration, Southeast Asian studies and intercultural relations. She is the author of In Service and Servitude: Foreign Female Domestic Workers and the Malaysian … More

    Send email to Christine BN Chin

    (202) 885-6365

  2. Derrick L. Cogburn

    Derrick L. Cogburn, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service at American University. His serves as a core faculty member in the International Communication Program and is affiliated with the Internat… More

    Send email to Derrick L. Cogburn

    (202) 885-2400

  3. Maria De Jesus

    Maria De Jesus, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Maria De Jesus brings to AU a wealth of research and teaching experiences in the area of health disparities, a critical area of focus in interstate and transnational relations. Her research examines the role of cross-cultural health communication… More

    Send email to Maria De Jesus

    (202) 885-6392

  4. Craig Hayden

    Craig Hayden, Sr Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Craig Hayden is an assistant professor in the International Communication Program at American University’s School of International Service. His current research focuses on the discourse of public diplomacy, the rhetoric of foreign policy related … More

    Send email to Craig Hayden

    (202) 885-1497

  5. Nanette Levinson

    Nanette Levinson, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Nanette S. Levinson is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Academic Director of the SIS/Sciences-Po Exchange. Currently Co-Director of the Internet Governance Lab, she also serves as Editor of the International Communication Section, The Internati… More

    Send email to Nanette Levinson

    (202) 885-1480

  6. Amanda Taylor

    Amanda Taylor, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Amanda Taylor’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of culture, power, and education. She is particularly interested in the role of race in shaping educational policy and practice as well as community organizing for school reform. Her wor… More

    Send email to Amanda Taylor

    (202) 885-2496

  7. Shalini Venturelli

    Shalini Venturelli, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Shalini Venturelli is Associate Professor of International Communication and International Relations, in the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.  Professor Venturelli is Director of the Global Public Media Resear… More

    Send email to Shalini Venturelli

    (202) 885-1635

  8. Gary Weaver

    Gary Weaver, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    For forty-five years Gary Weaver has been a member of the faculty of the School of International Service at American University. He was a member of the University’s Board of Trustees (2006-09) and served as the Chair of the University Faculty Senate … More

    Send email to Gary Weaver

    (202) 885-1637

Affiliated Adjunct Faculty

Rob Albro (Scholar-in-Residence)

Fanta Aw

Katherine Brown

Leshuo Dong (Scholar-in-Residence)

Leeanne Dunsmore

Elizabeth Fox

Robin Helms

Sherry Mueller

Eric Novotny

Jill A. Schuker

Deborah Trent

Affiliate Faculty

  1. Akbar Ahmed

    Akbar Ahmed, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C and the former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. He has served as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution a… More

    Send email to Akbar Ahmed

    (202) 885-1641

  2. Patricia Aufderheide

    Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. She i… More

    Send email to Patricia Aufderheide

    (202) 885-2069

  3. Erran Carmel

    Erran Carmel, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor Carmel teaches Information Technology (I.T.). He researches the globalization of technology work: crowdsourcing, impact sourcing, global software teams, offshore outsourcing, He also leads the business school’s “Business in the Capital” ini… More

    Send email to Erran Carmel

    (202) 885-1928

  4. Carolyn Gallaher

    Carolyn Gallaher, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    I do research in two distinct areas—organized violence by non-state actors and urban politics In the first area, on which I have spent more time, I examine the politics, internal dynamics, and patterns of violence of militias, paramilitaries, privat… More

    Send email to Carolyn Gallaher

    (202) 885-1827

  5. Gerbrand Groen

    Gerbrand Groen, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Groen teaches Cross-cultural communication as well as Intercultural Competence at American University since 2006, prior to which he served as a management consultant in global business management, human resource management and cross-cultura… More

    Send email to Gerbrand Groen

    (202) 885-2659

  6. John Robert Kelley

    John Robert Kelley, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    John Robert Kelley is an assistant professor at the School of International Service, American University. Professor Kelley’s involvement in the study of public diplomacy over the last decade has coincided with a sharp increase in interest in the fiel… More

    Send email to John Robert Kelley

    (202) 885-1558

  7. Clarence Lusane

    Clarence Lusane, Professor Emeritus

    Dr. Clarence Lusane is a full Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the former Program Director for Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, m… More

    Send email to Clarence Lusane

    (202) 885-1674

  8. Shoon Murray

    Shoon Murray, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Shoon Murray’s writes about the American foreign policy political process. Her most recent books are The Terror Authorization: The History and Politics of the 2001 AUMF (June 2014) and Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy … More

    Send email to Shoon Murray

    (202) 885-1630

  9. Anthony Quainton

    Anthony Quainton, Distinguished Diplomat in Residence

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Ambassador Anthony Quainton is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, having previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru.

    Send email to Anthony Quainton

    (202) 885-1669

  10. Vidyamali Samarasinghe

    Vidyamali Samarasinghe, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Vidyamali Samarasinghe is a Professor in the International Development Program of the School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C. Currently she is the Director of the International Development Program. Vidyamali Samarasing… More

    Send email to Vidyamali Samarasinghe

    (202) 885-1487

  11. Wanda Wigfall-Williams

    Wanda Wigfall-Williams, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Wanda Wigfall-Williams has negotiated with terrorists, and facilitated dialogues with paramilitary groups. She has developed counter-trafficking campaigns in Eastern Europe, Asia, and West Africa.She has taught graduate-level course at George Mas… More

    Send email to Wanda Wigfall-Williams

    (202) 885-2632

  12. Rhonda Zaharna

    Rhonda Zaharna, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    R.S. (Rhonda) Zaharna is a full professor and Director of the International Media program in the School of Communication, American University, Washington, D.C. She specializes in public diplomacy, and intercultural and international strategic communi… More

    Send email to Rhonda Zaharna

    (202) 885-3995

Affiliated IMI Faculty

Ben Alexander

David Bachner

Dean Foster

Michelle Lebaron

Ray Leki

Jared Ordway

Gary Wright