Undergraduate Education

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Justin Williams Associate Director, Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention SPA -Student Svc/Research Ctr

Justin is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment & Retention for the School of Public Affairs. In this role he meets with any prospective and admitted students interested in any of the un


  (202) 885-6200

All newly admitted and deferred First-Year students starting at AU in Fall 2020 with questions and inquiries should contact First-Year Advising at FYadvising@american.edu.

All newly admitted and deferred Transfers students starting at AU in Fall 2020 with questions and inquiries should contact SPA Student Services at aupublicaffairs@american.edu.


Nathan Williamson Director, Undergraduate Advising SPA -Student Svc/Research Ctr

Nathan Williamson is the Director of the SPA Undergraduate Advising Team. He works with students whose last name begin with A,  students admitted to the Politics, Policy and Law (PPL) program, and SPA


  (202) 885-6142

Johan Hernandez Senior Administrative Assistant SPA - School of Public Affairs

Johan Hernandez is the Senior Administrative Assistant for Student Services. In his role he interacts with Undergraduate and Graduate students to coordinate appointments with advisors. Prior to coming


Olivia Ivey Assoc Librarian University Library

As the public affairs librarian, Olivia supports the research needs of SPA students and faculty through research assistance and collection development in the fields of law, criminal justice, public af


  (202) 885-3236

Contact Us

Current Students

  • Visit the front desk located in Kerwin lobby during normal business hours.
  • Via phone: 202-885-6200
  • Via email: spa_undergradadvising@american.edu (Note: Not to be used to schedule appointments.)

Prospective & Newly Admitted Students