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Staff Directory

Office of the Executive Director

Julie Schmid, Executive Director
Kathleen Dawson, Executive Assistant, (202) 594-3644

Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance

Gregory Scholtz, Director
Anita Levy, Senior Program Officer
Hans-Joerg Tiede, Senior Program Officer
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Department of External Relations

Gwendolyn Bradley, Director
Michael Ferguson, Managing Editor, Academe, (202) 594-3642
Mariah Quinn, Digital Organizer, (631) 533-5437
Joseph Roy, Senior Researcher, (202) 594-3640
Kelly Hand, Communications Associate, (202) 594-3648
Laura Markwardt, Media and Communications Strategist, (202) 594-3635
Chelsea Fowler, Research Assistant, (202) 594-3660

Department of Finance and Administration

For membership-related questions, please e-mail

George Margula, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Carlton Briscoe, Controller, (202) 594-3662
Rebecca Lewis, Assistant Director of Membership Accounting, (202) 594-3659
Brikti Abraha, Membership Services Associate, (202) 594-3632
Wilhelm Davidson, Office Coordinator/Purchasing Agent, (202) 594-3637
Debra Hanible, Administrative Coordinator, (202) 594-3622
Karen Saucier, Membership Services Office Coordinator, (202) 594-3643
Lawrence Waldron, Accounts Payable/Payroll Associate, (202) 594-3656

Legal Department

Aaron Nisenson, Senior Counsel
Nancy Long, Associate Counsel
Kristopher Gleason, Legal Administrative Assistant, (202) 594-3645
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Department of Organizing and Services

Christopher Simeone, Director, (202) 594-3652
Jim Bakken, Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer
Jamie Owen Daniel, Field Service Representative
Jason Elias, Western Regional Coordinator
David Kociemba, East Coast Organizer, (617) 612-5103
Joshua Guy Lenes, Lead Organizer—Campaign Specialist, (202) 594-3651 
Monica Owens, Political Organizer, (202) 594-3627
Ben Ratliffe, Ohio Organizer
Kira Schuman, Midwest Lead Organizer, (347) 903-7557
Catherine Everitt, Program Coordinator, (202) 594-3655