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  1. Jordan Maidman

    Jordan Maidman, Technical Services Coordinator

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Jordan Maidman

  2. Andrea Malamisura

    Andrea Malamisura, Senior Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Andrea joined the CAS Academic Counseling staff in the summer of 2010. As Senior Academic Counselor, she works with students majoring or intending to major in Psychology and Public Health. Before joining the American University team, Andrea was emplo… More

    Send email to Andrea Malamisura

    (202) 885-2584

  3. Thomas Meal

    Thomas Meal, College Webmaster

    CAS - Dean's Office

    After working at NYC webshops Softcom and Interactive Video Technologies and teaching design, writing, and criticism at Rutgers, Thomas stumbled into a moment of good judgment, following the love of his life to DC and joining AU.

    Send email to Thomas Meal

    (202) 885-2253

  4. James Merrifield

    James Merrifield, Director, Facilities Administration & Information Technology

    CAS - Dean's Office

    "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." ~ Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

    Send email to James Merrifield

    (202) 885-2461

  5. Darian Mitchell

    Darian Mitchell, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Darian Mitchell

    (202) 885-1144

  6. Nicole Mularz

    Nicole Mularz, Staff Assistant

    Development, Office of

    Send email to Nicole Mularz

    (202) 885-5901

  7. Erin Nixon

    Erin Nixon, Budget & Personnel Manager, College of Arts & Sciences

    Part academic and part tech geek, Erin worked her way through grad school at American University as a part of the Teaching and Learning Resources team at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTRL), and now works in the CAS Budget Office. S… More

    Send email to Erin Nixon

    (202) 885-2522

  8. Celine-Marie Pascale

    Celine-Marie Pascale, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

    CAS - Dean's Office

    As a sociologist who studies language, Dr. Pascale's research concerns culture, knowledge and power. She is currently engaged in a study of the discursive production of risk in US media accounts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Through a sy… More

    Send email to Celine-Marie Pascale

    (202) 885-2524

  9. Lauren Pav

    Lauren Pav, Faculty Personnel Coordinator

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Lauren Pav

    (202) 885-2444

  10. Jack Ramsay

    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, Arab World Studies, Asian Studies, Elementary Education, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religion, foreign languages, and Women's, Gender & Sexu… More

    Send email to Jack Ramsay

    (202) 885-3970

  11. John Rasmussen

    John Rasmussen, Director of Art Gallery & Curator

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Jack Rasmussen is the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. He previously held Executive Director positions at di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Maryland Art Place, and Rockville Arts Place. He was the owner … More

    Send email to John Rasmussen

    (202) 885-2489

  12. Valerie Rauenzahn

    Valerie Rauenzahn, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Valerie joined the CAS Academic Counseling staff in the spring of 2016. As an Academic Counselor she works with students intending to major in Audio Production, Audio Technology, Computational Science, Computer Science, Health Promotion, Music, Music… More

    Send email to Valerie Rauenzahn

    (202) 885-3218

  13. Kara Reynolds

    Kara Reynolds, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping protection, and the impact of trade liberalizati… More

    Send email to Kara Reynolds

    (202) 885-3768

  14. Kevin Runyon

    Kevin Runyon, Museum Preparator

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Send email to Kevin Runyon

  15. Kenneth Sale

    Kenneth Sale, Exhibit and Event Technician

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Send email to Kenneth Sale

    (202) 885-3874

  16. Cathy Samuels

    Cathy Samuels, Director, Contract Administration

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Cathy Samuels

    (202) 885-2609

  17. Kelsi Schagunn

    Kelsi Schagunn, Special Assistant to the Dean

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Kelsi joined the Department of History in September 2013.

    Send email to Kelsi Schagunn

    (202) 885-2447

  18. Courtney Schrader

    Courtney Schrader, Information Technology Manager

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Courtney Schrader

  19. Shannon Smith

    Shannon Smith, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Shannon joined the CAS Academic Counseling staff in the summer of 2015. As an academic counselor he works with students majoring or intending to major in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Anthropology, Health Promotion, Biochemistry, Chem… More

    Send email to Shannon Smith

    (202) 885-2476

  20. Ulysses Sofia

    Ulysses Sofia, Professor

    CAS - Physics

    Send email to Ulysses Sofia

    (202) 885-2728

  21. John Stahrr

    John Stahrr, Assistant Facilities and Production Manager

    CAS - Greenberg Theatre

    John has served as the Technical Director of the Greenberg Theatre and the Department of Performing Arts since December of 2002. He has a BA in theatre from SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, and an MFA from the University of Virginia i… More

    Send email to John Stahrr

    (202) 885-3419

  22. Peter Starr

    Peter Starr, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Peter Starr joined American University as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in July 2009. In this role, he is responsible for 324 full-time faculty in 17 departments, 1820 undergraduate majors, 979 graduate students and over 40% of all enrollm… More

    Send email to Peter Starr

    (202) 885-2446

  23. Judith Stockmon

    Judith Stockmon, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Judith Stockmon

  24. Lauren Tabbara

    Lauren Tabbara, Director, Graduate Academic Programs

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Lauren Tabbara

    (202) 885-2441

  25. Barbara Tucker Parker

    Barbara Tucker Parker, Costume Shop Designer

    Barbara Tucker Parker holds a BA in theatre arts from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and an MFA in design from George Washington University. At American University, she has designed or constructed more than 100 theatre productions and … More

    Send email to Barbara Tucker Parker

    (202) 885-3418

  26. Margaret Weekes

    Margaret Weekes, Program Director for CAS LEAD

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Margaret Weekes

    (202) 885-6383

  27. Bruce Wick

    Bruce Wick, Museum Registrar

  28. Chelsea Wilson

    Chelsea Wilson, Senior Administrative Assistant

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Chelsea Wilson is from Baltimore, Maryland. Although she graduated in 2013, Chelsea has more than three years working in higher education. Prior to coming to American University, she was employed by Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Chelsea has… More

    Send email to Chelsea Wilson

    (202) 885-2446

  29. Elmer Yglesias

    Elmer Yglesias, Associate Director, Data Analytics

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Elmer is a data scientist who helps to answer strategic questions relating to graduate admissions and enrollment. He provides technical expertise on ways to increase student enrollment, diversify the student body and build better processes around ad… More

    Send email to Elmer Yglesias

    (202) 885-3624

  30. Gamze Zeytinci

    Gamze Zeytinci, Associate Dean for Budget & Administration

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Send email to Gamze Zeytinci

    (202) 885-2572

College Contact Points

Dean's Office/Front Desk
Fax: 885-2429

Academic Advising

Grad: 202-885-3620
Undergrad: 885-6000



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College IT Staff: 202-885-2958
College Webmaster: 885-2253
AU IT Helpdesk: 885-2550

Katzen Arts Center &
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202-885-ARTS (2787)
AU Museum: 885-1300
Katzen Facilities: 885-3634