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Peter Starr

Peter Starr

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Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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]

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202-885-2446
CAS - Dean's Office


Maureen Fittig

Maureen Fittig

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Director, CAS Special Events & Museum Membership

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202-885-2436
CAS - Dean's Office


Alyssa Rohricht

Alyssa Rohricht

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Senior Administrative Assistant

AU Safe Space, Liaison for Green Office (GO!) Program

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202-885-2446
CAS - Dean's Office


Senior Staff

Marla Boren

Marla Boren

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Director, Undergraduate Advising, Retention and Recruitment

Marla has over twenty years experience in higher education administration and student counseling at American. She has worked with undergraduate, graduate, international and adult students and particularly enjoys helping students plan interdisciplinar... [More]

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202-885-6370
CAS - Dean's Office


James Merrifield

James Merrifield

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CAS Director of Facilities Administration & Info Systems

An American University employee since August 2000, Jim has had a diverse array of responsibilities ranging from ERP server/database management for security and ID cards, end user POS support, to now managing and overseeing the facilities and technolo... [More]

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202-885-2461
CAS - Dean's Office


Mieke Meurs

Mieke Meurs

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Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Meurs has recently taught Comparative Systems, Heterodox Microeconomics, Transition Economies, the Economics of Gender, and Political Economy.

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202-885-3776
Cas - Dean's Office


John Rasmussen

John Rasmussen

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Director of Art Gallery & Curator

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]

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202-885-2489
CAS - Katzen Arts Center


Catherine Schaeff

Catherine Schaeff

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Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Schaeff's main research interests are conservation biology, molecular ecology and behavior. She uses molecular DNA techniques in conjunction with behavioral data to investigate gene flow patterns within and between populations (e.g., right whales... [More]

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202-885-2175
CAS - Dean's Office


Mary Schellinger

Mary Schellinger

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Director, College Marketing & Communication

Mary joined the university in 1992. She worked first in University Programs and later in Continuing Studies. She moved to the college in 2000. Mary is responsible for CAS marketing and communications and graduate admissions. Mary also serves on the W... [More]

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202-885-2514
CAS - Dean's Office


Ulysses J. Sofia

Ulysses J. Sofia

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Associate Dean of Research and Department Chair, Computer Science

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202-885-2728
CAS - Physics


Gamze Zeytinci

Gamze Zeytinci

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Associate Dean for Budget & Administration

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202-885-2572
CAS - Dean's Office


College Contact Points

College Dean & Main Office
202-885-2446
Fax: 885-2429

Undergraduate Advising
202-885-2453

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

Alumni/Development
202-885-2435 

Communications/Marketing
202-885-2528

Event Planning/Scheduling
University Event Scheduling
202-885-3900

IT Help for CAS Faculty/Staff
College IT Staff: 202-885-2958
(or CAStech@american.edu)
CAS Webmaster: 885-2253
(or meal@american.edu)
AU IT Helpdesk: 885-2550
(or helpdesk@american.edu)

Katzen Arts Center &
Greenberg Theatre

202-885-ARTS (2787)
AU Museum: 885-1300
Greenberg Theatre: 885-3490
Katzen Facilities: 885-3884

Mailing Address:
College of Arts & Sciences
Battelle Building, Rm 200
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20016-8012


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