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Joanne Allen Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Art

Joanne Allen is Professorial Lecturer of art history; she teaches General Education courses as well as more specialized courses on Medieval art, Renaissance art, and the history of architecture, with

  jmallen@american.edu

  (202) 885-6822

Shawn Bates Assistant Professor SIS - School of International 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 Ser

  sbates@american.edu

  (202) 885-6169

Susanna Campbell Assistant Professor SIS - School of International Service

Prof. Campbell’s research and teaching address statebuilding, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, international development and humanitarian aid, global governance, IO and INGO behavior, and the micro-dynami

  scampbel@american.edu

  (202) 885-1428

Daniel Esser Associate Professor SIS - School of International Service

Professor Esser is the 2019 Distinguished Service Awardee of the AAG's Asian Geography Specialty Group and the 2015 SIS Scholar-Teacher of the Year. The director of SIS's Olson Scholars program and a

  esser@american.edu

  (202) 885-1892

Patrick Jackson Professor SIS - School of International Service

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Professor of International Studies in the School of International Service, and also Director of the AU Honors program. He previously taught at Columbia University and New Y

  ptjack@american.edu

  (202) 885-2036

Caleen Jennings Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre Emerita. She joined the faculty in 1989, directed for the main stage and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education program

  cjennin@american.edu

  (202) 885-3430

Keith Leonard Associate Professor CAS - Literature

Keith D Leonard is the author of Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights. His publications, presentations, and courses have revolved around his study of politica

  kdl@american.edu

  (202) 885-2961

Jesse Meiller Hurst Sr 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

  meiller@american.edu

  (202) 885-1780

Jeffrey Middents Associate Professor CAS - Literature

Jeffrey Middents studies and teaches film and world literature at American University in Washington, DC, specifically focusing on Latin American narratives from the 1960s to the present. He received h

  middents@american.edu

  (202) 885-2979

Celine-Marie Pascale Professor CAS - Sociology

As a sociologist who studies language, Dr. Pascale's research concerns culture, knowledge and power. She is currently studying the lived experience of poverty in rural and urban communities in the U.S

  pascale@american.edu

  (202) 885-2524

David Pike Professor CAS - Literature

Professor Pike is Chair of the Department of Literature (June 2016-May 2022). His most recent book is Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World (U of Toronto P, 2012). He is the autho

  dpike@american.edu

  (202) 885-2996

Richard C. Sha Professor CAS - Literature

Professor Sha is the author of three books, the latest of which is Imagination and Science in Romanticism (Johns Hopkins, 2018). This book won the 2018 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for the best book p

  rcsha@american.edu

  (202) 885-2928

Perry Zurn Assistant Professor CAS - Philosophy and Religion

Perry Zurn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University. He researches in political philosophy, gender theory, and applied ethics. Zurn is the author of Curiosity and Power: The Politic

  pzurn@american.edu

  (202) 885-2964

Honors Advisory Committee

The Honors Advisory Committee is made up of faculty representatives from each school and one student representative from the Honors Student Advisory Committee. They meet monthly to discuss Honors concerns and policies.