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Military & Veteran Community

AU Veterans Liaison Network

The Office of Campus Life initiated the Veterans' Liaison Network to help ensure that AU's student veterans navigate the university successfully to achieve their educational objectives. Network members will be veterans' principal contacts in their respective departments and will collaborate with one another to ensure that veterans' needs are being met and that problems are addressed quickly and effectively.

The Veterans Liaison Network is Chaired by Jennifer Johnson, Director of Orientation, Transition and Retention and includes the following AU staff members:

  1. Jennifer Johnson

    Jennifer Johnson, Director, Orientation, Transition & Retention

    Orientation, Transition & Retention

    Jennifer Johnson joined AU in June 2016 as the Director of Orientation, Transition & Retention. Jenn previously worked at George Mason University for 4 years directing their First Year Transition courses and working with Outdoor Extended Orientation.… More

    Send email to Jennifer Johnson

    (202) 885-6094

  1. Heidi Abraham

    Heidi Abraham, Associate Director, Student Billing

    Student Accounts

    Heidi Abraham oversees the student billing team. She has been in higher education since 2005 and joined AU Student Accounts in April of 2011. Her past experience includes student admissions and advising, active duty military and veterans benefits, an… More

    Send email to Heidi Abraham

    (202) 885-3554

  2. Danette Burgess

    Danette Burgess, Assistant Director Financial Aid

    Fin Aid Enrollment Services

    Send email to Danette Burgess

    (202) 885-6500

  3. Edward Goodroe

    Edward Goodroe, Veterans Services Assistant

    AU Central

    Send email to Edward Goodroe

    (202) 885-8018

  4. Calvin Haney

    Calvin Haney, Associate Director, Leadership Development

    University Center and Student Activities

    Calvin currently serve as an Associate Director for Leadership Development for University Center & Student Activities. He is responsible for the development of leadership development curricula and programs for student clubs and organizations that sup… More

    Send email to Calvin Haney

    (202) 885-3392

  5. Lana Knox

    Lana Knox, Assistant Director, Bridge Programs

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Lana Knox serves as the Assistant Director of Bridge Programs in the School of Professional & Extended Studies. Lana coordinates AU's Graduate Professional Studies (formerly known as the Graduate Gateway Program) and Test Prep Programs. Lana also wor… More

    Send email to Lana Knox

    (202) 895-4859

  6. Megan Lintott

    Megan Lintott, Manager, Undergraduate Studies Budget and Operations

    Provost, Office of the

    Megan joined American University in October 2011 as the Manager of Three-Year Bachelor Programs. Her role soon expanded beyond three-year degree programs to encompass other undergraduate initiatives, including working with transfer students. Prior … More

    Send email to Megan Lintott

    (202) 885-6280

  7. Shelley Morris

    Shelley Morris, Academic Counselor

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Shelley Morris serves as the graduate advisor for the department of justice, law, and criminology. As the advisor for JLC, she is here to help you make the most of your JLC experience by providing information, answering academic inquiries and conne… More

    Send email to Shelley Morris

    (202) 885-6456

  8. Sharyl Pattillo

    Sharyl Pattillo, Counselor

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Shari Pattillo is the counselor for international students in the Academic Support and Access Center. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in TESOL from American University. Before coming to the Academic Support… More

    Send email to Sharyl Pattillo

    (202) 885-3360

  9. Brian Rowe

    Brian Rowe, Director of Experiential Education

    Career Center

    Brian leads the experiential education efforts for the career center, teaming with faculty, students, alumni, and employers to develop the most comprehensive and career focused experiences possible. He continues to enhance the global experience of Am… More

    Send email to Brian Rowe

    (202) 885-1806

  10. Lindsay Tulloss

    Lindsay Tulloss, Assistant Director of Admissions

    Enrollment, Office of

    Lindsay Tulloss has been working in college admissions since 2010. She joined the Office of Enrollment at American University as an Assistant Director of Admissions in July, 2015. She coordinates recruitment efforts in Texas, Long Island and handles … More

    Send email to Lindsay Tulloss

    (202) 885-3402

  11. Valerie Verra

    Valerie Verra, Veterans Services Administrator

    AU Central

    Valerie came to American University in January of 1991 to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Literature and found an environment where she could fully utilize her skills. Val has functioned as an ombudsman to parents and students for … More

    Send email to Valerie Verra

    (202) 885-8012

  12. Rachel Wernicke

    Rachel Wernicke, Associate Director of Clinical Services

    Counseling Center

    Dr. Rachel Wernicke is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia and Virginia. She serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Services at the Counseling Center at American University. Before coming to AU, Dr. Wernicke completed her APA-a… More

    Send email to Rachel Wernicke

    (202) 885-3500

  13. Julie Wickham

    Julie Wickham, Academic Advisor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Julie Wickham has been an undergraduate academic advisor in SIS since summer 2001. Initially an advisor for all SIS freshmen, Julie now works with undergraduate students at all academic levels. Prior to working at American University, Julie lived wit… More

    Send email to Julie Wickham

    (202) 885-1609