Core PhD Faculty

Patricia Aufderheide University Professor SOC - School of Communication

Patricia Aufderheide, a 2017 Fulbright Scholar at Queensland University of Technology, is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washing

  paufder@american.edu

  (202) 885-2069

W. Joseph Campbell Professor SOC - School of Communication

W. Joseph Campbell is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication's Communication Studies program. He joined the AU faculty in 1997, after some 20 years as a professional journalist. Assig

  wjc@american.edu

  (202) 885-2071

Laura DeNardis Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar and a Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. She also serves as Faculty Director of

  denardis@american.edu

  (202) 885-2675

Kathy Fitzpatrick Professor SOC - School of Communication

Kathy R. Fitzpatrick is professor and former senior associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Communication. She is also a faculty fellow in the Center on Public Diplomacy in the Annenberg

  kfitzpat@american.edu

  (202) 885-2017

Ericka Menchen-Trevino Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Ericka Menchen-Trevino's research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political communication and digital media studies, with a focus on methodology. Over the course of her career, Erick

  menchent@american.edu

  (202) 885-2065

Kathryn Montgomery Professor SOC - School of Communication

Kathryn Montgomery is Professor and Director of the Communication Studies Division. She is also founding Director of AU’s 3-year PhD program in Communication. Dr. Montgomery has written and published

  kcm@american.edu

  (202) 885-2680

Aram Sinnreich Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Aram Sinnreich is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication, in the Communication Studies division. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and t

  aram@american.edu

  (202) 885-6518

Benjamin Stokes Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar and game designer. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, and at the AU Game Lab. Previously, he co-founded Games for Change, the movemen

  bstokes@american.edu

  (202) 885-2066

Rodger Streitmatter Professor SOC - School of Communication

Rodger Streitmatter is a full-time professor of Journalism. A cultural historian, he is a leader in exploring how the media have helped to shape the way Americans think and act. The most recent of his

  rstreit@american.edu

  (202) 885-2057

Filippo Trevisan Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Filippo Trevisan joined American University's School of Communication in August 2015. After working as a reporter for Italy's largest private news agency in Rome, he completed his PhD and worked as a

  trevisan@american.edu

  (202) 885-6930

John Watson Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

John C. Watson is a full-time professor of Journalism. He brings a combination of professional experience and scholarly credentials to the classroom. A journalist for 21 years, he has a law degree and

  jwatson@american.edu

  (202) 885-2083

Rhonda Zaharna Professor SOC - School of Communication

R.S. (Rhonda) Zaharna is a full professor and Director of the International Media program in the School of Communication, American University, Washington, D.C. She specializes in public diplomacy, and

  zaharna@american.edu

  (202) 885-3995

Affiliate PhD Faculty

Celine-Marie Pascale Professor CAS - Sociology

As a sociologist who studies language, Dr. Pascale's research concerns culture, knowledge and power. She is currently engaged in a study of the discursive production of risk in US media accounts of th

  pascale@american.edu

  (202) 885-2524

Diane Singerman Associate Professor SPA - Government

Dr. Singerman is an Associate Professor and comparativist whose research interests focus on political change from below, particularly in the Middle East, and more specifically Egypt. Her work examines

  dsinger@american.edu

  (202) 885-2362

Michael Treanor Assistant Professor CAS - Computer Science

Assistant Professor Mike Treanor is a game developer and theorist whose research is aimed at finding new approaches for interpretation and expression of meaning within videogames and computational med

  treanor@american.edu

  (202) 885-2749