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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

Susanna Campbell Asst Professor SIS - School of International Service

Susanna P. Campbell is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Service and the Director of the Research on International Policy Implementation Lab (RIPIL) at American University. Her res

  scampbel@american.edu

  (202) 885-1428

Donna Dietz Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Math and Statistics

Dr. Dietz completed her Master's degree at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and her PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. She has taught Mathematics and Computer Scien

  dietz@american.edu

  (202) 885-6804

Farhang Erfani Assoc Professor CAS - Philosophy and Religion

I joined the AU community in 2005. My teaching and research are focused on democratic theory, globalization, exile, existentialism and aesthetics, particularly philosophy of film.

  erfani@american.edu

  (202) 885-2206

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

Keith Leonard Assoc Professor CAS - Literature

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

  kdl@american.edu

  (202) 885-2961

Jeffrey Middents Assoc 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

David Pike Professor and Department Chair, Literature CAS - Literature

Professor Pike is Chair of the Department of Literature (June 2016-May 2022). His most recent book is <em>Cold War Space and Culture in the 1960s and 1980s: The Bunkered Decades</em> (Oxfo

  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 and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy CAS - Philosophy and Religion

Perry Zurn is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University. A political philosopher, Zurn studies forces and histories of change, focusing on the power of curiosity, political resistance,

  pzurn@american.edu

  (202) 885-2964

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz Assoc Professor CAS - Sociology

Dr. Vidal-Ortiz's scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, migration and religion, and is interdisciplinary. He coedited two award winning books: <a href="https://nyupress

  vidalort@american.edu

  (202) 885-2443

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.