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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 who leads Veteran Support & Services and includes the following AU staff members:

  1. 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

  2. Anthony Hollinger, Director, Student Engagement & Diversity Initiatives

    Campus Life

    Tony Hollinger is Director of Initiatives for Student Engagement & Diversity with the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life. Tony joined AU in April 2013 initially as Director of Facilities Operations Management - during the largest campus ex… More

    Send email to Anthony Hollinger

    (202) 885-1015

  1. 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. Sara Bendoraitis, Director, Programming, Outreach & Advocacy

    Cntr for Diversity & Inclusion

    Sara started at American University in 2007 as the Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Resource Center and in 2011, became the Director of Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. As Dir… More

    Send email to Sara Bendoraitis

    (202) 885-3372

  3. Justin Bernstine, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Services

    SOC - School of Communication

    Dr. Justin T. Bernstine joined SOC in 2016. Prior to coming to AU, Justin held a variety of positions in student and academic affairs at Portland State University, Montgomery College, and The George Washington University where he also received his do… More

    Send email to Justin Bernstine

    (202) 885-2049

  4. Matthew Bourdon, Manager, Budget and Personnel

    SPA - Dean's Office

    Send email to Matthew Bourdon

    (202) 885-6153

  5. Danette Burgess, Assistant Director Financial Aid

    Financial Aid, Enrollment Services

    Send email to Danette Burgess

    (202) 885-6500

  6. Scott Cassidy, Veterans Services Coordinator

    AU Central

    Scott is an Air Force Veteran who, after completing 4 years on active duty, earned his undergraduate and graduate education using the Post 9/11 GI Bill with Yellow Ribbon. During the first half of his enlistment he was stationed in Ramstein, Germany … More

    Send email to Scott Cassidy

    (202) 885-8018

  7. Jason Garner, Director of Admissions, KSB

    KSB - Acad Progs - Enrollment

    Jason Garner recently joined the Kogod Graduate Admissions team in May 2017. Jason oversees the recruitment and admissions for all the on-campus graduate programs here at KSB. Prior to joining American University, Jason served as the Director of MBA … More

    (202) 885-1926

  8. Maureen Hall

    KSB - Acad Progs

    Maureen O. Hall is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. She has held positions in the business schools at the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Michigan State University, and Virginia Tech. She has over 30 years of experience in high… More

    Send email to Maureen Hall

    (202) 885-2157

  9. 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

  10. Lana Knox, Associate Director, UG & Post-Baccalaureate Programs

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Lana Knox serves as the Associate Director of Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs in the School of Professional & Extended Studies. Lana coordinates AU's Graduate Professional Studies (formerly known as the Graduate Gateway Program), Test Pre… More

    Send email to Lana Knox

    (202) 895-4859

  11. 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

  12. Lindsay Northup-Moore, Director Disability Support

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Send email to Lindsay Northup-Moore

  13. 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

  14. 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, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arka… More

    Send email to Lindsay Tulloss

    (202) 885-3402

  15. Valerie Verra, Associate Director, Veterans Services

    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

  16. Jeffrey Volkmann, Director of Clinical Services

    Counseling Center

    Dr. Jeffrey Volkmann, PhD is a Board Certified, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Volkmann is currently Director for Clinical Services at the Counseling Center. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at George Mason University in 2009. P… More

    (202) 885-3500

  17. Emily Ann Walrath, Assistant Director, Student-Alumni Outreach and Services

    Development, Office of

    Send email to Emily Ann Walrath

    (202) 885-5960

  18. 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