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The AAUP office reopened on September 7, 2021. Contact information for all staff, including those working remotely or on a hybrid schedule, is available here




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General Contact Information

Phone (202) 737-5900
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Fax (202) 737-5526

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1133 Nineteenth St., NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036


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Staff Directory

Office of the Executive Director

Julie Schmid, Executive Director
Ajee Spencer, Executive Assistant, (202) 594-3644

Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance

Please direct inquiries to the department email,

Gregory Scholtz, Director
Anita Levy, Senior Program Officer
Mark Criley, Senior Program Officer
Sarah Mink, Program Assistant

Department of External Relations

Please direct media inquiries to

Gwendolyn Bradley, Director, (202) 594-3633
Kelly Benjamin, Media & Communications Specialist, (470) 377-0977
Michael Ferguson, Managing Editor, Academe, (202) 594-3642
Stephanie Hamilton, Government Relations Specialist, (202) 594-3655
Kelly Hand, Writer/Editor, (202) 594-3648
Mariah Quinn, Digital Organizing & Chapter Development (631) 533-5437
Kaitlyn Vitez, Government Relations Specialist, (908) 894-0642
Sarah Mink, Communications Assistant, (202) 594-3626

Department of Finance and Administration

For membership-related questions, please email

Carlton Davids, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Carlton Briscoe, Controller, (202) 594-3662
Rebecca Lewis, Assistant Director of Membership Accounting, (202) 594-3659
Wilhelm Davidson, Office Coordinator/Purchasing Agent, (202) 594-3637
Debra Hanible, Administrative Coordinator, (202) 594-3622
Remy Tubongbanua, Membership Database Specialist/Trainer, (202) 594-3643
Lawrence Waldron, Accounts Payable/Payroll Associate, (202) 594-3656
Zachary Kesler, Database Administrator, (202) 594-3632
Torya McGee, Event Planner (202) 594-3647

Legal Department

Aaron Nisenson, Senior Counsel
Nancy Long, Associate Counsel
Edward Swidriski, Assistant Counsel
Shalita Gray, Legal Administrative Assistant/Human Relations Coordinator
Department email:

Department of Organizing and Services

Christopher Simeone, Director, (971) 266-1460
Jim Bakken, Deputy Director, (503) 400-1295
Shawn Fields, Western Lead Organizer, (702) 728-1421
Ellen Kress, Organizer, (541) 600-5831
David Kociemba, East Coast Organizer, (617) 612-5103
Sarah Lanius, Field Service Representative, (517) 775-3434
Ursula Lawrence, Midwest Lead Organizer, (917) 502-7296
Michael Magee, Organizer, (425) 232-8907
Marlan Maralit, Lead Organizer, (703) 309-9709
Kwame Martin, East Coast Organizer, (202) 322-8953
Malori Musselman, Organizer, (661) 487-2213
Monica Owens, Field Service Representative, (202) 594-3627
Jerome Thompson, Organizer, (516) 984-1732
Latibe Seidou, Program Coordinator, (202) 594-3652

Department of Research

Hans-Joerg Tiede, Director, ‪(202) 596-5016
Glenn Colby, Senior Researcher, (202) 594-3640
Ziyan Bai, Research Assistant, (202) 596-6473