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Online Learning | Faculty Profiles

The following faculty members teach online learning courses offered by American University. To correspond with the course listing, we grouped the faculty by school and college.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

  1. Lynne Arneson, Premed Advisor

    CAS - Biology

    Following an education in the Midwest culminating in a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, Professor Arneson began teaching students in the Department of Biology at American University in 2001.  She became the Premedical Programs Coordi… More

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    (202) 885-2186

  2. Amanda Berry, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Amanda Berry’s articles and essays include “desire vomit emptiness: Cymbeline’s Marriage Time,” Shakesqueer (ed. Madhavi Menon 2010); “The Altar of the Dead,” The Critical Companion to Henry James , (eds. Haralson and Johnson 2009); “Some of My Best … More

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    (202) 885-2935

  3. Stefanie Bloom, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  4. Julie Sara Boyd, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - School of Education

    Julie Sara Boyd is a highly experienced mathematics educator with over eight years of secondary instruction in urban secondary schools. Boyd received her Masters in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a Masters in Secondary Math E… More

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    (202) 885-3727

  5. Ivy Broder, Professor

    CAS - Economics

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    (202) 885-2126

  6. Michael Cabot, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Literature

    A native of the State of New Mexico, Mike Cabot earned his MA from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Before coming to AU in 2011, Mike taught courses in college writing, literature, and technical and professional writing at the University of… More

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    (202) 885-6524

  7. Daryn Cambridge, Adjunct Instructor

    Daryn Cambridge is Senior Director for Learning & Digital Strategies at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, an experiential education and training consultant, and an adjunct professor at American University where he teaches Education for… More

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  8. Elizabeth Cralley Wetzler, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Psychology

    Dr. Cralley earned both her BA in Psychology (1991) and her MA in Psychological Measurement and Statistics (1993) from Illinois State University. In 1999, she earned her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Tulane University, focusing her resea… More

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    (202) 885-2028

  9. Mary Ellen Curtin, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Mary Ellen Curtin has a Ph.d from Duke University and is a historian of modern African American and women's social and political history. Her first book Black Prisoners and Their World documented the experiences of black convict laborers in the South… More

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    (202) 885-6998

  10. Carol da Silva, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-Education Teaching Health

    Send email to Carol da Silva

    (202) 885-2726

  11. Shannon Delborrello, Adjunct Instructor

  12. Richard Dent, Associate Professor

    CAS - Anthropology

    Prof. Dent is the author of Chesapeake Prehistory: Old Traditions, New Directions and a significant number of other publications on the archaeology of the Chesapeake and Middle Atlantic regions. He maintains interests in both prehistoric and historic… More

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    (202) 885-1848

  13. Rose Ediger Wishall, Adjunct Instructor

  14. Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Psychology

    Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Michigan. Her research revolves around a core interes… More

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    (202) 885-1773

  15. Dorelle Engel, Adjunct Instructor

    Professor Engel has been an Adjunct Instructor teaching Intro to Nutrition Courses for American University since 2010. She also is a full Professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. In addition, she is certified as a Peer Reviewer for Qua… More

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  16. Bryan Fantie, Associate Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    After completing an Honours thesis on motivational systems in the brain guided by Dr. Roy Wise at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Fantie did his graduate work at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. There he studied LTP, kindlin… More

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    (202) 885-1790

  17. Ellen Feder, Professor

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    Ellen K. Feder is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy and Social Policy. She works at the intersection of contemporary continental philosophy and feminist and critical race theory, particularly as these relate to matters of social pol… More

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    (202) 885-2931

  18. Lydia Fettig, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Literature

    Lydia Morris Fettig spent her early life in coastal Connecticut and upstate New York before migrating west to Oregon to complete her undergraduate work in social science at Reed College and Portland State University. After returning to the east coast… More

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    (202) 885-6347

  19. Maria Floro, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Maria S. Floro is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington DC and co-director of the Graduate Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE). Her publications include books on Informal Credit Markets and the New Institutional Econo… More

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    (202) 885-3139

  20. Alan Ford, Instructor

    CAS - Computer Science

    Ten years as Technical Manager for the Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems, College of Arts & Sciences, American University. Five years as a full time Instructor in Computer Science, American University. Currently Computer Scientist in R… More

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    (202) 885-2283

  21. Yvonne Fulbright, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  22. Noah Getz, Musician in Residence

    Dr. Noah Getz is a saxophone instructor in the applied music program. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as the recipient of the National Alliance for Excellence Grand Prize and has presented solo recitals for the Dame Myra Hess Series, World Saxophone … More

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  23. James Girard, Professor

    CAS - Chemistry

    Dr. James Girard teaches analytical, environmental and forensic chemistry, as well as chemistry for non-science majors. He is the author of a textbook for environmental and chemistry students, Principles of Environmental Chemistry. He is also the aut… More

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    (202) 885-1791

  24. Bernhard Gunter, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Dr. Gunter is an international scholar in development economics. His areas of expertise include development macroeconomics, debt sustainability analysis, and the social impact of globalization. He is also interested in analyzing poverty reduction pol… More

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  25. Katherine Haldeman, Adjunct Instructor

    Student Health Center

    Kathy Haldeman is a Health Promotion Consultant and an adjunct faculty member at American University. Kathy works full time at George Mason University in Human Resources on the Life/Work Connections team. As the Retirement Transitions Researcher, Kat… More

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    (202) 885-6275

  26. Mary Eschelbach Hansen, Associate Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Mary Eschelbach Hansen is an expert in U.S. social policy. She is widely published in the fields of child policy, bankruptcy, and economic history. Her work addresses key issues in race, gender, and economic inequality. Her research has been fun… More

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    (202) 885-3793

  27. Kate Haulman, Associate Professor

    CAS - History

    Kate Haulman researches and teaches early North American and American women's and gender history. She is the author of The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011), winner of the Berkshire Conferenc… More

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    (202) 885-2417

  28. Alex Hodges, Associate Librarian

    University Library

    Alex Hodges is an adjunct faculty member within American University's School of Education (SOE). From 2008-2017, he was a SOE affiliate associate professor. Alex taught courses on educational technology or children's literature in SOE's teacher educa… More

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    (202) 885-3845

  29. Sarah Irvine Belson, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Education

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson holds a PhD from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instructional with a cognate in Special Education. Her research explores educational opportunity for children with disabilities and teacher education policy. Her focu… More

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    (202) 885-3714

  30. Jennifer Irwin, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  31. Alan Isaac, Associate Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Alan Isaac is working in agent-based modeling with applications to the intergenerational transmission of wealth and to epidemiology. He also does research in Post Keynesian macroeconomics, broadly defined.

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    (202) 885-3785

  32. Patrick Joyner, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Literature

    Patrick Kelly Joyner began teaching at American University in 2000. His College Writing courses have thematic links to history, linguistics, psychology, and film. He has presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication ("4Cs") on … More

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    (202) 885-2980

  33. Karl Kippola, Associate Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and dialect coach, Kippola has been involved in well ov… More

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    (202) 885-3464

  34. Brenda Kirkwood, Instructor

    CAS - Sociology

    Brenda Kirkwood’s interests focus on strengthening the public health workforce through expansion of public health educational and training opportunities. She has been actively involved in national initiatives aimed at bringing the study of public hea… More

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    (202) 885-2205

  35. Danielle Lancaster, Adjunct Instructor

  36. Monique Laney, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  37. Sherburne Laughlin, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Sherburne Laughlin holds an MBA from Yale University and is a cum laude graduate of Davidson College. Her nonprofit management and philanthropic career spans over 20 years of executive director and program director experience. A full-time professor s… More

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    (202) 885-3485

  38. Michael Limarzi, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Mike Limarzi earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 focusing in algebraic number theory. He received his bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, spending a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. He has taught a variety of mathemati… More

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    (202) 885-3146

  39. Marc Medwin, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Marc Medwin received his undergraduate degree in English literature from Ithaca College in New York. He went on to earn a MA and PhD in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing a dissertation on the late works of Jo… More

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    (202) 885-3446

  40. Jesse Meiller, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Jesse Meiller is an marine ecologist and environmental toxicologist. Jesse received her PhD from the University of Maryland in the Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (MEES) program after doing her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University… More

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    (202) 885-1780

  41. Jeffrey Middents, Associate Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Professor Middents studies and teaches film and world literature, specifically focusing on Latin American narratives from the 1960s to the present. His film-oriented courses cover a wide range of concepts, including national cinemas, genre, the auteu… More

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    (202) 885-2979

  42. Stephanie Mull, Adjunct Instructor

    Stephanie is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) with a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Fitness and Health Promotion. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients to improve their overall healt… More

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  43. Michelle Newton-Francis, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Dr. Newton-Francis is a cultural sociologist whose research focuses on questions related to labor and work. She has worked as an applied sociologist for programs funded by the U.S. Department of Justice including the Cops in Schools and Safe Schools … More

    (202) 885-2485

  44. Caren Oberg, Scholar in Residence

    Caren Oberg is the Principal and Owner of Oberg Research, LLC; based in Atlanta, GA. She has a Masters of Arts and Teaching (M.A.T) in Museum Education from The George Washington University. She has taught courses for the Public History Program at A… More

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  45. Walter Park, Professor

    CAS - Economics

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    (202) 885-3774

  46. Tom Ratekin, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Professor Ratekin teaches courses in twentieth-century literature and film. His interests include modern British, American, and world literature, postmodernism, literary theory, consumer culture, psychoanalysis, genre studies and the memoir. His book… More

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    (202) 885-6341

  47. Kara Reynolds, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CAS

    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

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    (202) 885-3768

  48. Katheryn Ryan, Adjunct Instructor

  49. Catherine Schaeff, Associate Professor

    CAS - Biology

    Dr. Schaeff's training is in behavior and evolutionary biology. Her research interests include behavior, conservation biology, molecular ecology and most recently, human sexual identity – examining the biological foundations of human gender and sexua… More

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    (202) 885-2175

  50. Gretchen Schafft, Public Anthropologist in Residence

    CAS - Anthropology

    The major foci of Gretchen Schafft’s career have been minority/majority interface, social justice, education and access to health care in the United States. In addition to her doctorate in anthropology, she has a post-doctoral master’s degree in heal… More

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    (202) 885-1830

  51. Tracey Slotta, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Biology

    Research Interests: Plant Systematics using morphological and molecular techniques. I use DNA sequences, microsatellites, and ISSRs to estimate species and population relationships. Plants of interest include rare or endangered species and the weedy … More

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    (202) 885-2203

  52. Nan Smith, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  53. Emily Steinmetz, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Anthropology

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    (202) 885-6797

  54. Jessica Uscinski, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Physics

    Jessica Uscinski recently joined the Physics Department at American University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2008. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Arizona in 2008. Her research primarily involves investigating t… More

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    (202) 885-3505

  55. Christine Van Berten, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Christine van Berten teaches French and Francophone cultures, Literature and French language at university level in Europe and the United States for over 15 years. After a ten-year career as a Professor of Odontology and a scientist, she received a s… More

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    (202) 885-2157

  56. Ximena Varela, Director, Arts Management Program

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and culturally sustainable development. She has worked … More

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    (202) 885-3883

  57. Nuria Vilanova, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Núria Vilanova teaches Latin American Culture, Literature and Cinema. Her research is devoted to the impact of social change and migration on cultural production. She works on textual and cinematic narratives of violence, inequality and poverty, part… More

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    (202) 885-2393

  58. Linda Voris, Associate Professor

    CAS - Literature

    Professor Voris’s teaching and research interests include twentieth-century American and British literature, the intellectual history of modernism and its relation to the visual arts, as well as contemporary lyrical and experimental poetry. Her book … More

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    (202) 885-8955

  59. Lauren Weis, Director, WGSS

    CAS - Philosophy and Religion

    I joined the American University faculty in 2008, and have been teaching courses in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, gender studies, and feminist theory. My philosophical research focuses on critiques of the Western metaphysical tradit… More

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    (202) 885-2926

  60. John Willoughby, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Willoughby has recently returned from a two-year stay in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he helped create an undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Sharjah. He has also taught at the American University in Cai… More

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    (202) 885-3759

  61. Stef Woods, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Critical RGC Studies

    Stef Woods is a full-time professorial lecturer with the American Studies Program at American University. She specializes in social media, American popular culture, sexuality, nonprofits, and activism. Stef has been featured in numerous print and … More

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  62. Brian Yates, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Dr. Yates has published or has in-press 85 articles, book chapters, and online pieces, plus 5 books. Most of his publications apply cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis to the systematic evaluation and improvement of human services. Dr. Yates … More

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    (202) 885-1727

  63. Melissa Young, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Literature

    Melissa Scholes Young is a writer and a teacher. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Ploughshares, Narrative, Poets & Writers, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, Poet Lore, and other literary journals.  She is a Contributing Edi… More

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    (202) 885-6523

Kogod School of Business (KSB)

  1. Yusuf Choudhry, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  2. Ghiyath Nakshbendi, Executive in Residence

    KSB - International Business

    Professor Nakshbendi teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Islamic Finance, project finance, microfinance, Trade and Project Finance, export-import management, international business and the global marketplace. He has extensive international … More

    Send email to Ghiyath Nakshbendi

    (202) 885-3268

  3. Jay Pope, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Management

    Professor Pope is an Executive-in-Residence in the Management Department of Kogod, where he teaches a course in Global Corporate Citizenship. He also advises the JD/MBA Club. His past teaching experience includes one year as a full-time Visiting Assi… More

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    (202) 885-1847

  4. Lawrence Schrenk, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Finance and Real Estate

    Professor Schrenk teaches courses on corporate finance, personal finance, personal wealth management, and international finance, including an online versions of several. His research interests are in executive compensation and corporate governance, c… More

    Send email to Lawrence Schrenk

    (202) 885-2794

School of International Service (SIS)

  1. Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    AMITAV ACHARYA is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C., and the Chair of its ASEAN Studies Ini… More

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    (202) 885-3153

  2. Aaron Boesenecker, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Aaron P. Boesenecker joined the SIS faculty in the fall of 2009.  He teaches across various SIS programs, including the Undergraduate Program, the Online M.A. in International Relations Program, and the SIS Ph.D. Program. As the SIS Undergraduate… More

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    (202) 885-6326

  3. Derrick L. Cogburn, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

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    (202) 885-2400

  4. Cindy Collins, Adjunct Instructor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

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  5. Karen Froslid Jones, Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

    Institutional Research

    Karen Froslid Jones is currently Assistant Provost of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at American University. She oversees the institution’s institutional assessment program, including coordinating assessment of student learning. As part… More

    (202) 885-6155

  6. Tamar Gutner, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Gutner's research and teaching interests include international organizations, global environmental politics, and international political economy. Her research focuses on the performance and effectiveness of international organizations, part… More

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    (202) 885-1620

  7. Anders C. Hardig, Professorial Lecturer

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Anders Härdig is a Professorial Lecturer in the Comparative Politics and Regional Studies (CRS) program at the School of International Service (SIS). His main fields of expertise are international politics and comparative and regional studies wit… More

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    (202) 885-1541

  8. 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

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    (202) 885-1497

  9. Benjamin Jensen, Scholar in Residence

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Benjamin M. Jensen’s teaching and research explore the changing character of political violence and strategy. He holds a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Marine Corps University, Command and Staff College and as a Scholar-in-Resi… More

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    (202) 885-1673

  10. 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

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    (202) 885-1558

  11. John King, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

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  12. Sarah Knight, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Sarah Cleeland Knight is Faculty Director of the SIS Honors Program and Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service. Dr. Knight's research focuses on international political economy. She is interested in identifyi… More

    (202) 885-1613

  13. 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

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    (202) 885-1480

  14. Julie Mertus, Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Professor Julie Mertus has written widely on human rights and gender, conflict, the Balkans, U.S. foreign policy and U.N. institutions. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy, named "… More

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    (202) 885-2215

  15. David Mislan, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    David Bell Mislan joined the SIS faculty in 2011 as an assistant professor. He is affiliated with the USFP program at the graduate level and the Foreign Policy & National Security and Peace, Global Security, & Conflict Resolution groups at the underg… More

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    (202) 885-6134

  16. Mirjana Morosini, Instructor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Mirjana Morosini is an historian of modern Europe. Her work focuses on comparative history of ethnic politics, ethnic conflict, and nationalism, borderland identities, cultural history, and the history of science and technology.

    Send email to Mirjana Morosini

    (202) 885-6827

  17. Mohamed Nimer, Assistant Professor

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Dr. Nimer teaches International Affairs and Intercultural Understanding at the School of Professional and Extended Studies. He is author of The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada (Routledge, 20… More

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    (202) 895-4921

  18. Beverly Peters, Assistant Professor

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Dr. Peters is a specialist in human security in Africa and has written extensively on economic development, democratization, and HIV/AIDS. She has more than twenty years experience teaching, conducting research, and managing projects in southern and … More

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    (202) 895-4916

  19. Kate Goodwin Reese, Adjunct Instructor

    Kate Reese is a doctoral student in the School of International Service. She also serves as managing editor for the Journal of International Relations and Development . Her interests revolve around international communication, mobility, and environme… More

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  20. Christopher Rudolph, Associate Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Christopher Rudolph (PhD UCLA) is a political scientist who specializes in international relations. He is the author of National Security and Immigration (Stanford University Press, 2006), and his research has appeared in the American Political Scien… More

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    (202) 885-1686

  21. Maina Chawla Singh, Scholar in Residence

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Maina Singh has lectured widely at international institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Cornell, Michigan, Indiana, Brandeis, and at the Library of Congress. She was Scholar-in-Residence, Haddasah-Brandeis Institute(2008); Fellow at Schu… More

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    (202) 885-1603

  22. 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

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    (202) 885-1635

School of Communication (SOC)

  1. Kyle Brannon, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Kyle "Kylos" Brannon is a full-time professor of Film & Media Arts. He is a filmmaker, motion graphic designer, and VJ. His work with exhibit media has appeared in the Brown v Board National Historic Site, the US Botanical Gardens, Historic Jamestown… More

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    (202) 885-2162

  2. David Johnson, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    David Johnson is a full-time professor of Journalism. He teaches courses in digital journalism, interactive storytelling and convergence media. His research interests include social networking and media, behavioral economics and serious games. He is … More

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    (202) 885-2116

  3. Alexandria Katis, Adjunct Instructor

    Alexandria Katis is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She holds an MFA in Film & Digital Media and a Masters Certificate in Critical & Creative Thinking. She spent 8 years working as a writer, editor and producer for Discovery Channel and … More

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  4. Christine Lawrence, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Christine C. Lawrence is a full-time professor of Journalism. She brings her experience covering politics and government to the SOC journalism division having worked for 10 years as a senior editor and reporter for Congressional Quarterly. She has co… More

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    (202) 885-2062

  5. Edwin Mah, Adjunct Instructor

    Edwin Mah is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an MFA candidate in film and electronic media with interests in documentary filmmaking, multimedia, and photography who teaches courses on web design and dynamic websites.

    Send email to Edwin Mah

  6. Brigid Maher, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Brigid Maher is the Director of the Film and Media Arts Division and a tenured, associate professor in the School of Communication. She is the Director of the Community Voice Project and Senior Fellow at the Center for Media and Social Impact. Her l… More

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    (202) 885-2664

  7. Jill Olmsted, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Jill Olmsted is a full-time professor of Journalism and the former Journalism Division Director. She worked as an on-air television and radio news anchor, reporter, and editorialist as well as a producer, editor, photographer, and news manager for st… More

    Send email to Jill Olmsted

    (202) 885-2010

  8. Lynne Perri, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    Lynne Perri is a journalism professor and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the School of Communication at American University. She teaches reporting, visual journalism and journalism et… More

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    (202) 885-6380

  9. Alison Schafer, Adjunct Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Alison Schafer is an adjunct professor of Journalism. She is a strategic communications consultant, media trainer, and producer of visual content for broadcast and the Internet.  Her areas of expertise are international communications and education, … More

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    (202) 885-2066

  10. Maggie Burnette Stogner, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Maggie Burnette Stogner is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She teaches in the Film and Media Arts division, bringing over 25 years of experience to the classroom. During her nine years at National Geographic, she produced, directed and … More

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    (202) 885-2160

  11. Scott Talan, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Scott Talan, MPA, is an assistant professor of Public & Strategic Communication. Talan is an expert in social media and personal branding honed through communications experience in four distinct fields: TV News, Politics, Nonprofits/NGO's and Higher … More

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    (202) 885-6461

School of Public Affairs (SPA)

  1. Chana Barron, Assistant Professor

    SPA - JLC

    A lawyer and social scientist, Prof. Barron received her Master’s degree from the Department Of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University. She practiced criminal law as both defense counsel and prosecutor. Her Ph. D. studies focused on Crim… More

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    (202) 885-2315

  2. Kamal Beyoghlow, Adjunct Associate Professor

    Kamal Beyoghlow is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Government at American University but a full Professor of Strategy, the Middle East, N. Africa, and Islamic Studies at the US National War College.

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  3. Christine DeGregorio, Associate Professor Emerita

    Professor DeGregorio's research and teaching focuses on Congress, interest groups and political communications. In her recent book, Networks of Champions: Leadership, Access, and Advocacy, she examines the partnerships that form among officeholders, … More

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    (202) 885-2343

  4. Jason Fabrikant, Assistant Professor

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Jason Fabrikant is the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Professional and Extended Studies (SPExS). He manages faculty affairs including appointments and reappointments in SPExS. He is also an Assistant Professor and teaches Politic… More

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    (202) 895-4907

  5. Stephenie Foster, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  6. Susan Glover, Assistant Professor

    SPA - Government

    Professor Glover teaches and does research in the field of comparative politics, with a concentration on Africa. Her past work has focused on democratic transition and consolidation in multi-ethnic states. She has lived and worked in southern Africa,… More

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    (202) 885-2674

  7. Jennifer Gumbrewicz, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Jennifer Gumbrewicz is a successful attorney, experienced professor, and proven leader with a long career in legal practice, research and communications. A graduate of AU’s School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law, she also received her… More

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    (202) 885-6386

  8. William Harder, Adjunct Instructor

    Ctr for Teaching, Research and Learning

    William L. Harder is a doctoral candidate in Political Science and Public Administration at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC. His dissertation, “The Administrative Governor and Party Strength,” examines the relationshi… More

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    (202) 885-3867

  9. Masaki Hidaka, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Government

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    (202) 885-3996

  10. Gregory Hunt, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Justice, Law and Society

    Gregory A. Hunt, a member of the adjunct faculty of the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology, works in the conduct and development of research and training programs in the field of community corrections. During his 20 year tenure as a US Probat… More

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    (202) 885-8887

  11. John Kornacki, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - School of Public Affairs

    John Kornacki has taught legislative behavior, interest groups, and public policy for the Department of Government since 2012. He is Director of Education and Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Center for Law & Economics at George Mason Univer… More

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    (202) 885-6443

  12. James Quirk, Professorial Lecturer

    SPA - Government

    Jim Quirk teaches a wide range of courses in American and comparative politics. He'll serve on the Faculty Senate beginning in Fall 2017. Jim has taught at Loyola University Maryland and The Catholic University of America, and at the Varna [Bulgari… More

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  13. Rainey Ransom, Adjunct Associate Professor

    Rainey Ransom has been an Adjunct Professor at American University within the Department of Justice, Law and Society since 1991. Dr. Ransom was a full-time professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University for one year, b… More

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  14. Jessica Waters, Dean of Undergraduate Education & Vice Provost for Academic Student Services

    Provost, Office of the

    Jessica Waters is the Dean for Undergraduate Education and a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College of Law. Her research focuses primarily on reproductive rights law. Her recent w… More

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    (202) 885-2301

  15. Carol Whitney, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Carol Whitney is Co-Program Director of the Campaign Management Institute. She is a well-known political consultant whose firm, Whitney and Associates, Inc., specializes in strategic planning and training in politics, government, and the private sect… More

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Washington Semester Program (WSEM)

  1. Shawn Bates, Assistant Professor

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Mr. Bates is an international lawyer, mediator, educator and trainer with over 15 years of experience in the international arena. He is currently Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, and the Director of the Chile/Argentina Summ… More

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    (202) 885-6169

  2. Heather Heckel, Assistant Professor

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

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