Public Communication Faculty

Faculty

Molly O'Rourke

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Molly O’Rourke is an Executive in Residence in the School of Communication where she also serves as director of the MA program in Political Communication. 

Faculty

Caty Borum Chattoo

1:37

Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive in Residence in the School of Communication and Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact. 

Dario Bernardini Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Dario Bernardini has taught courses in public relations, reputation management, and interpersonal communication at public and private universities. He has more than 20 years of experience creating and

  dariob@american.edu

Rajul Bhaskar Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Rajul Mistry Bhaskar is a Professorial Lecturer in the School of Communication. She has more than a decade of public relations experience in consumer, entertainment and corporate communications. As a

  bhaskar@american.edu

Cathryn Borum Assoc Professor SOC - School of Communication

Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI), an innovation lab and research center at American University that creates, showcases and studies media designed

  borum@american.edu

  (202) 885-6485

Kurt Braddock Asst Professor SOC - School of Communication

Kurt Braddock is an Assistant Professor of Public Communication in the School of Communication at American University. Kurt also holds faculty fellow positions at the SOC's Center for Media and Social

Priya Doshi Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Priya Lothe Doshi is a senior professorial lecturer in strategic communications and Inclusion Officer for AU's School of Communication. She has 20 years of experience as a public relations practitione

  doshi@american.edu

  (202) 885-2780

Joseph Graf Asst Professor SOC - School of Communication

Joseph Graf is an assistant professor of public communication. He is former research director for the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, which promoted Internet politics to improve ci

  graf@american.edu

  (202) 885-2147

Dina Inverso Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Dina Inverso is a full-time professor in the School of Communication and the Director of the Public Communication Division. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience working at and with

  dmartine@american.edu

  (202) 885-6464

Anna Karavanov Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Anya Karavanov is a professor of Public Communication. She is a seasoned marketing communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience creating and implementing social change campaigns for

  karavano@american.edu

Pallavi Kumar Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Pallavi Damani Kumar is a full-time professor in American University’s School of Communication and the Division Director for the Public Communication. Prior to teaching full time, Kumar gained more th

  kumar@american.edu

  (202) 885-2047

Ericka Menchen-Trevino Asst Professor SOC - School of Communication

Ericka earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 2012, and she previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 2012-2015. Her research interes

  menchent@american.edu

  (202) 885-2065

Jason Mollica Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Jason Mollica is a seasoned strategic communication professional with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, news producer and PR professional. Jason started his career as a journalist working f

  jmollica@american.edu

  (202) 885-2078

Molly O'Rourke Executive in Residence SOC - School of Communication

Molly O’Rourke is an Executive in Residence in the School of Communication where she also serves as Director of the Master of Arts (MA) program in Political Communication. She has more than 20 years’

  morourke@american.edu

  (202) 885-2968

Christie Parell Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Christie Parell is a full-time professor in the School of Communication and the Associate Division Director for the Public Communication division. She brings 20 years of experience working in the comm

  parell@american.edu

Gemma Puglisi Asst Professor SOC - School of Communication

Gemma Puglisi is a full-time professor of Public Communication. She is an award-winning media strategist and producer with more than 25 years of experience. During her career she has worked in broadca

  puglisi@american.edu

  (202) 885-2153

Leonard Steinhorn Professor SOC - School of Communication

Leonard Steinhorn is a professor of Communication and an affiliate professor of History. His expertise includes American politics, culture and media; the presidency and presidential elections; politic

  lsteinh@american.edu

  (202) 885-2031

Filippo Trevisan Assoc Professor SOC - School of Communication

Filippo Trevisan is Associate Professor of Public Communication at American University's School of Communication and Deputy Director of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy. After working as

  trevisan@american.edu

  (202) 885-6930

Paula Weissman Sr Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Paula Weissman is a full-time faculty member in the Public Communication Division. She has more than 20 years of experience as a research consultant, university instructor, and curriculum developer. H

  paulaw@american.edu

  (202) 885-6597

Rhonda Zaharna Professor SOC - School of Communication

Dr. R.S. (Rhonda) Zaharna is a full professor in the School of Communication, American University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Zaharna is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar and current Faculty Fellow, Center

  zaharna@american.edu

  (202) 885-3995