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 McGee Senior Graduate Academic Advisor SOC | General Academics & Research

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 dep

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Katerina Kulagina Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Services SOC | General Academics & Research

Dr. Katerina Kulagina has over 20 years of experience working in higher education. Katerina joined American University’s School of Communication in 2017, where she oversees graduate marketing, recruit

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Stephanie Rucker Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Analytics SOC | Online Partner Programs (OPM)

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

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Hallie Tingstad Recruitment Coordinator SOC | Recruitment & Enrollment Management

Hallie comes to AU's SOC as a recent J.D. graduate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she also served as a graduate recruiter.As a law student, she served as a research assistant

Aleksandra Shatokhina Graduate Admissions Specialist SOC | Online Partner Programs (OPM)

Aleksandra Shatokhina, an American University alumna with a Master's in Strategic Communications and a Bachelor's in International Relations from Florida International University, has seamlessly trans