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  1. Kathleen Franz, Historian

    CAS - History

    Prof. Franz holds degrees in museum studies and American Civilization from Brown University. She specializes in 20th Century US cultural history with a focus on popular culture and the history of technology.

    Send email to Kathleen Franz

    (202) 885-2386

  2. Seth Gershenson, Associate Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Seth Gershenson holds a PhD from Michigan State University in Economics with a primary focus on education policy. While at Michigan State, he taught several courses and received an Outstanding Teaching award. Professor Gershenson has also been honore… More

    Send email to Seth Gershenson

    (202) 885-2687

  3. 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

    Send email to Alex Hodges

    (202) 885-3845

  4. Thomas Husted, Professor and Department Chair, Economics

    CAS - Economics

    My research examines the political economy of various government expenditure programs, including primary and secondary education, income redistribution, and federal disaster aid.

    Send email to Thomas Husted

    (202) 885-3773

  5. Alison Jacknowitz, Chair, Department of Public Administration and Policy

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Alison Jacknowitz is the Chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University and an Associate Professor. Her research interests focus on children’s well-being, particularly food insecurity, poverty, and food assistance.… More

    Send email to Alison Jacknowitz

    (202) 885-2137

  6. Kiho Kim, Professor

    CAS - Environmental Science

    Dr. Kim is a marine ecologist specializing in tropical coral reefs. His research focuses on understanding the role of diseases in marine ecosystems and the synergistic effects of environmental factors, such as nutrient pollution and climate change, i… More

    Send email to Kiho Kim

    (202) 885-2181

  7. Taryn Morrissey, Associate Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Dr. Morrissey's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on child… More

    Send email to Taryn Morrissey

    (202) 885-6323

  8. John Nolan, Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    Prof. Nolan has taught at the University of Zambia (in Africa), and Kenyon College (in Ohio), and worked in a software company before coming to American University. His main research interests are in probability theory, with a focus on heavy tailed s… More

    Send email to John Nolan

    (202) 885-3140