Master of Public Administration and Policy: Faculty

The online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP) is spearheaded by American University’s School of Public Affairs’ highly regarded on-campus faculty and instructors. These academics do more than facilitate a learning experience online — they elevate the quality of instruction by incorporating their own real-world and practical experiences. Well-connected and influential, these leading scholars come from a variety of areas within public administration, public policy, and organization development.

American University professors bring more than just academics to the classroom—they bring years of experience as respected practitioners, resulting in valuable and applicable insights for students.

 
Khaldoun AbouAssi

Khaldoun AbouAssi

Assistant Professor

Khaldoun AbouAssi’s research focuses on nonprofit and public management from a comparative perspective, examining organizational capacity, resources, and inter-organizational relations. His work has appeared in such scholarly journals as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly...

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Jean Accius

Jean Accius

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Jean Accius is a nationally recognized expert on aging policy, livable communities and long-term services and supports (LTSS). He currently serves as the Vice President of the Long-Term Services & Supports and Livable Communities Group within the AARP Public Policy Institute.

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Anna Amirkhanyan

Anna Amirkhanyan

Associate Professor

Professor Amirkhanyan’s research and teaching focuses on public and nonprofit management, public sector reform, organizational performance, social policy, research methodology, and intellectual history of public administration…

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Karen Baehler

Karen Baehler

Scholar in Residence

Professor Baehler brings ten years of experience teaching courses in policy analysis and the policy process at the doctoral, master’s, executive-training, and undergraduate levels in the U.S....

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Allison Bawden

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ms. Bawden provides leadership and oversight on GAO’s portfolio related to domestic and international nuclear security and cleanup. Before becoming a GAO executive, Ms. Bawden spent more than a decade in NRE managing audits and evaluations of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories...

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Andrew Brannegan

Andrew Brannegan

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Andrew Brannegan is presently the senior data analyst at Aspire Public Schools, which operates 40 schools in California and Tennessee. He received…

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Javier Bronfman

Javier Bronfman

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Javier received his PhD in Public Administration and Policy at American University, Washington D.C., in 2014. He received his Master of Public Administration from Wagner Graduate School of Public service New York University in 2007. His research and teaching includes public policy analysis, microeconomic development …

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Quentin Brummet

Quentin Brummet

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Quentin Brummet is currently an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University and an Economist in the Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications at the U.S. Census Bureau. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University...

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Sara Chaganti

Sara Chaganti

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Sara Chaganti is a Research Associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University. Her work focuses on employment and job training policy, and...

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Doctor Anne Ferrante

Anne Ferrante

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Anne Ferrante is an educator and executive coach. Anne teaches graduate level courses in Organizational Behavior and Leadership at American University (AU) and at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  She is also an International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialed Professional Certified (PCC) executive coach with the American University School of Public Affairs Key Leadership Program…

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Riordan Frost

Riordan Frost

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Riordan Frost is a policy analyst working as a researcher at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. His research interests range from urban sustainability to gentrification to…

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Albert C. Hyde

Albert C. Hyde

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Albert C. Hyde is an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University where he teaches graduate courses in budgeting and public administration. He is the author or editor of numerous textbooks in public administration. He is the author or editor of numerous textbooks in public administration to include the forthcoming 8th edition of Classics of Public Administration. He was a senior staff member and staff consultant at the Brookings Institution from 1997 to 2009...

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Alison Jacknowitz

Alison Jacknowitz

Associate Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Alison Jacknowitz is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at American University and an Associate Professor. Her research interests focus on children’s well-being, particularly food insecurity, poverty, and food assistance…..

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Thaddeus Juszczak

Thaddeus Juszczak

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Mr. Juszczak has over 34 years of experience as a federal employee, manager, and executive. Serving in five different agencies (Army, EPA, IRS, Treasury IG, HHS) over his career…

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Nadeen Makhlouf

Nadeen Makhlouf

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Nadeen Makhlouf holds a PhD in Public Administration from American University. Her research interests include global governance and comparative public policy and administration with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East...

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Kimberly Moloney

Kimberly Moloney

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professor Moloney's research sits at the nexus of public administration and development administration; and public administration, international organizations, and global governance. The former focuses on developing country island-states (Jamaica, Trinidad, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomons)...

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Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Along with his teaching at American University’ School of Public Affairs, Nathan Newman also teaches Public Policy at Park University...

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Evelyn Ploumis-Devick

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Ploumis-Devick is recognized nationally in the areas of leadership, organizational change, innovation, strategic planning, program design and professional development. For more than 25 years she has held graduate faculty, administrative, senior leadership, and consulting positions within legislative, governmental, higher education, non-profit, and community settings.

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Jeffrey Poirier

Jeffrey Poirier

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professor Jeffrey Poirier, PhD, PMP, brings over 15 years of experience addressing an array of public policy issues and conducting policy and program evaluation related to human service systems.

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Stephan Putansu

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Steven Putansu is a "pracademic," who splits his time between being a senior social science analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the one hand, and academic research and teaching on the other. Steven specializes in evidence-based decision making, including political consequences of incorporating evidence into policy debates, research on leading practices for making evidence-based decisions, and applied work in a variety of policy areas...

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Beth Rabinovich

Beth Rabinovich

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Beth Rabinovich is a project director at Westat, a research firm in Rockville, MD. She has conducted program evaluations for federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private foundations. Her federal clients have included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), The U.S. Department of State (DOS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The topics of her program evaluations have ranged from issues involving older persons, victims of gender-based violence...

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David Rosenbloom

David Rosenbloom

Distinguished Professor of Public Administration

Professor Rosenbloom specializes in constitutional-administrative law, administrative theory, history, reform, and personnel management. Professor...

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Carletta Taylor Sims

Carletta Taylor Sims

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Carletta Taylor Sims is currently serving as a Postdoctoral Scholar and Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. She teaches courses...

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Chad Smith

Chad Smith

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Chad is the co-owner of Stonewall Analytics, a Veteran-owned small business providing data analytics and data science services. He has 15 years experience as a healthcare administrator...

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Matthew Vanderschuere

Matthew Vanderschuere

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Matthew Vanderschuere has a PhD in Public Administration from American University and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado-Denver. His research interests include human resource management, leadership, and employee motivation within public organizations...

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Sonja Walti

Sonja Walti

Assistant Professor, MPAP Program Director

Professor Walti is an international scholar in public policy. Her fields of specialization include comparative public policy and public administration, policy...

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Vicky M. Wilkins

Vicky M. Wilkins

Professor, Dean of the School of Public Affairs

Vicky M. Wilkins is the Dean for the School of Public Affairs at American University. Her primary research interests include representative bureaucracy; bureaucratic discretion…

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Winfield Wilson

Winfield Wilson

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Winfield Wilson is an attorney and policy analyst specializing in environmental, natural resources, and labor issues. Wilson also teaches environmental law at the Washington College of Law. Wilson holds advanced degrees from American University...

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Ruth Zaplin

Ruth Zaplin

Executive in Residence

Dr. Ruth Zaplin is an Executive in Residence, School of Public Affairs, Department of Public Administration & Policy and Director of International Programs, Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. Dr. Zaplin served as a senior advisor and project director…

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