Graduate Academic Services Team

SOC Graduate Academic Service staff are here to help you throughout your graduate admissions process and course of study. Our vision is to reaffirm our caring academic community that inspires change in the field of communication.

Jean Kinnahan McGee Senior Graduate Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Jean McGee serves as the graduate advisor for all graduate students in the School of Communication: full-time, part-time, weekend,  and online.Jean advises the graduate students from the time their de

  jmcgee@american.edu

  (202) 885-2078

Katerina Kulagina Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Services SOC - School of Communication

Dr. Katerina Kulagina joined American University’s School of Communication in 2017. She oversees graduate marketing, recruitment and retention, graduate curriculum, online partnership, graduate advisi

  katerina@american.edu

  (202) 885-2272

Teresa Valais Instructional Designer SOC - School of Communication

Teresa Valais designs learning blueprints for asynchronous and hybrid learning. She brings expertise in learning theory, instructional design, online facilitation, and faculty development to her work

  tvalais@american.edu

  (202) 885-1036

Brandon Ferry Recruitment Coordinator SOC - School of Communication

Brandon Ferry joined the Graduate Academic Services team in 2019 as the School of Communication’s Recruitment Coordinator. In this role, he advises prospective graduate students on the school's ma

  bferry@american.edu

  (202) 885-2018

Stephanie Andrews Director of Enrollment and Analytics SOC - School of Communication

Stephanie returned to American University in 2020, after five years at the American Immigration Council, where she led business development of private sector exchange visitor programs for interns and

  rucker@american.edu

  (202) 885-2025

Tariq Nadim Graduate Program Specialist SOC - School of Communication

Tariq Nadim joined SOC as the Graduate Program Specialist in March 2020. Tariq recently moved back to the U.S. from Australia where he spent most of his career in international education. Tariq brings

  tariq@american.edu