Affiliate Faculty

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 Teachin

  gershens@american.edu

  (202) 885-2687

Thomas Husted Professor CAS - Economics

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

  husted@american.edu

  (202) 885-3773

Alison Jacknowitz Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Alison Jacknowitz is the Interim Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administ

  jacknowi@american.edu

  (202) 885-2137

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

  kiho@american.edu

  (202) 885-2181

Naomi Moland Professorial Lecturer SIS - School of International Service

Naomi A. Moland’s research and teaching focus on global media, international education, peace and conflict, development, and pluralist ideologies. She is particularly interested in how pluralist ideol

  moland@american.edu

  (202) 885-6621

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 ne

  morrisse@american.edu

  (202) 885-6323

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

  jpnolan@american.edu

  (202) 885-3140

Susan Shepler Associate Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Dr. Shepler's research interests include youth and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, education and economic development, NGOs and globalization,

  shepler@american.edu

  (202) 885-2454

Amanda Taylor Professorial Lecturer SIS-School of Intl Service

Amanda Taylor’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of culture, power, and education. She is particularly interested in the role of race in shaping educational policy and practice as well

  ataylor@american.edu

  (202) 885-2496