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Full-Time Faculty

Patricia Aufderheide University Professor SOC - School of Communication

Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She founded the School's Center for Media & Social Impac

  paufder@american.edu

  (202) 885-2069

W. Joseph Campbell Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. 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

  wjc@american.edu

  (202) 885-2071

Laura DeNardis Professor Communication Studies

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

  denardis@american.edu

  (202) 885-2675

Adrienne Massanari Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Adrienne L. Massanari is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University. Prior to joining AU she was Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and affili

  adrienne@american.edu

Saif Shahin Assistant Professor SOC - School of Communication

Saif Shahin joined the American University in August 2018. His research focuses on critical data studies, digital culture, and global media and politics, and is underpinned by a normative commitment t

  shahin@american.edu

Aram Sinnreich Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Aram Sinnreich is a Professor and chair of the Communication Studies division at American University’s School of Communication. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and tec

  aram@american.edu

  (202) 885-6518

Benjamin Stokes Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar, game designer, and director of The Playful City Lab. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, and at the AU Game Center. Previously,

  bstokes@american.edu

  (202) 885-2066

Adjunct Faculty

Erica Basu Adjunct Instructor SOC - School of Communication

Erica Diya Basu is an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Communication's Public Communication Division. Erica has over two decades of experience as a seasoned communication professional in strategi

  eb3816a@american.edu

Susan Erenrich Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Prof and Extd Studies

Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Change, Community Building and Social Movements, Nonprofit/Arts Administration Susan (Susie) J. Erenrich is a social movement history documentarian. She uses the art

  erenrich@american.edu

Teresa Mendes Adjunct Instructor

Teresa Mendes has 10 years of experience working in non-profits, education, and communications. She is currently the Technical Writer and Editor working on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA)

  tmendes@american.edu

Felicia Pratt Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Felicia Pratt has worked in online communication for more than ten years. As a practitioner, she has created strategic digital communication plans for civic associations, local political candidate

  fpratt@american.edu