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Traci Dennis Instructor CAS - School of Education

Traci Dennis joined AU in 2016 as a Term Faculty. Traci has a strong record of teaching and leadership experience in K-12 urban schools. Previous to this role, Traci was a Manager of Professional Serv

  tdennis@american.edu

Jennifer Green Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Green is an Assistant Principal of Literacy for DC Public Schools. Prior to working as an administrator, she taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in DCPS and served as a Reading Specialist. S

  jgreen@american.edu

Donna Hollingshead Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Donna Shimoda Hollingshead serves as the Associate Superintendent for School Administration in the Office of School Support and Improvement for Montgomery County Public Schools. Her previous professio

  dholling@american.edu

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.

  husted@american.edu

  (202) 885-3773

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 d

  sirvine@american.edu

  (202) 885-3714

Frederic Jacobs Professor CAS - School of Education

Research and Teaching Interests: The role, function, and impact of higher education; theory and practice in adult learning; public policy and education; quantitative research.

  fredj@american.edu

  (202) 885-2124

Erick Lang Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Erick Lang serves as the associate superintendent for the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs for Montgomery County Public Schools. Prior to his current assignment, he served as a teacher,

  erick@american.edu

Nicholas Rodriguez Adjunct Instructor

Nick Rodriguez is a principal at Delivery Associates, an organization whose mission is to improve the effectiveness and accountability of government worldwide. Nick’s primary expertise is in the ef

  nrodrig@american.edu

Jason Snyder Senior Professorial Lecturer CAS - School of Education

Jason Snyder’s teaching and research focuses on education law and education policy. Prior to joining American University’s faculty, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Depar

  jtsnyder@american.edu

  (202) 885-6209

Jennifer Steele Associate Professor CAS - School of Education

Dr. Jennifer L. Steele is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at American University, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her research,

  steele@american.edu

  (202) 885-3762

Melissa Turner Adjunct Instructor

Melissa Turner is an adjunct faculty member in American University’s School of Education, Teaching, and Health, teaching courses in education policy and management. She currently works on education an

  mjones@american.edu

Vivian Vasquez Professor CAS - School of Education

Dr. Vivian Maria Vasquez is a Professor of Education at American University. She has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. Her research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy

  vvasque@american.edu

  (202) 885-3719