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Academic Support and Access Center Staff

Academic Coaching Team

Amanda Kleinman Academic Coach Academic Support and Access Center

Amanda Kleinman joined American University in July of 2018. Amanda had previously been a K-12 special education resource teacher (1998-2010). In 2010, Amanda founded the office of Disability Support a

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Student Academic Services Team

Jess Edwards Assistant Director, Student Academic Services Academic Support and Access Center

Jess Edwards joined the Academic Support team in September 2019 as a Tutoring Program Assistant and has brought innovative ideas and an eye for quantitative data analysis to the team. From there, they

Neisha-Anne Green Director, Academic Student Services Writing Center CAS - Literature

Academic Interests: Social Justice Pedagogy, Writing Center Theory and Practice, Writing Center Tutor EducationWhat began as volunteer work has blossomed into passion for Neisha-Anne. Outside of her g

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Kayla Hyland Coordinator, Student Academic Services Academic Support and Access Center

Kayla (she/they) joined AU in December of 2021. She works as a coordinator for the Writing Center, where she brings her past Writing Center experiences to create workshops and develop ways that the Wr

Disability Support Team

Jennifer Baron Associate Director, Disability Support Kay Spiritual Life Center

As one of ASAC's Associate Directors, Jennifer primarily supports students with disabilities at AU's Washington College of Law.  She has worked at AU since 2010 and held previous roles, including the

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Anthony Contarino Accommodations Coordinator Academic Support and Access Center

As an Accommodations Coordinator, Anthony arranges services for Deaf/hard of hearing students, including sign language interpreters, live captioning, and captioned media. Anthony also consults with st

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Nancy Sydnor-Greenberg Coordinator, Learning Services Program Academic Support and Access Center

Nancy Sydnor-Greenberg has been Coordinator of the Learning Services Program in the Academic Support and Access Center since the fall of 2005. Prior to joining AU, she worked as a free-lance writer fo

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Student-Athlete Support Program Team

Morgan Gallagher Academic Counselor, Student-Athlete Support Academic Support and Access Center

Morgan Gallagher started as the Academic Counselor for men’s and women’s cross country and track, women’s field hockey and men’s soccer in August of 2021. Gallagher comes to AU after serving as an Ass

Erin Saunders Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Support Program Academic Support and Access Center

Erin Saunders is the Assistant Director of the Student-Athlete Support Program. A major focus of her role is to provide academic support to the Women's Basketball and Women’s Volleyball teams. Additio

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