Assistant Dean Online Learning
Catherine Schenker is the Director of the Office of Online Learning and a professorial lecturer at the American University Washington College of Law. Cathy currently oversees the creation of the Master of Legal Studies (MLS), a new online degree program being offered jointly by AUWCL and the Kogod School of Business. Once the program begins in April 2019, Cathy will teach Negotiation & Communication to the MLS students. Prior to July 2018, Cathy was the Director of Graduate Studies at AUWCL. In this role, she taught Legal Research & Writing to the international LL.M. students and was their academic and student affairs advisor. In addition, she directed the Legal Languages Program. In this role, she directed and taught in AUWCL’s English for Lawyers Program, which she created in 2007, and oversaw AUWCL’s Spanish for Lawyers courses. Cathy is interested in issues related to English for Specific Purposes and content-based language education as well as academic support programs. Prior to teaching at AUWCL, Cathy worked as a corporate associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (currently Hogan Lovells). She received her BA, cum laude, from Yale University in History and International Studies, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a TESOL certificate from American University.
David Rose is an instructional designer at American University Washington College of Law, an OER Research Fellow for the Open Education Group, and an online instructor & curriculum designer for the Open Textbook Network. A graduate of Purdue University’s Master of Science in Education in Learning Design & Technology program, David comes to the law school from AU's Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) where he ran Open American, AU’s OER grant program; managed EdSpace, AU’s WordPress installation available to faculty and students for open pedagogy projects like student-run course websites and ePortfolios; and taught the Faculty Online Training Course, a requirement for instructors teaching their first online course.
He has been working at the intersection of online and open education since 2012. Originally from Hawaii, David moved to Washington, DC in 2011 and joined a local nonprofit, the Saylor Academy, where he worked with university faculty around the world to develop college-level online courses that were free and open to all. He is drawn to work that increases access to quality education, and shifts power dynamics into the hands of learners. Visit his website for more information.
Online Program Coordinator
Kimberly King is the Coordinator of Online Learning at the American University, Washington College of Law. Kimberly has a BA in Communications and a Masters in Social Work from Howard University. For six years, Kimberly served as the Program Manager for Howard University’s Online Programs, “HU LEARN,” where she primarily worked on licensure and compliance. There, she successfully acquired SARA (“State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement”) licensure for the university’s online programs. Prior to working at Howard University, Kimberly worked as the coordinator of member relations with the nonprofit NSCS, a student-driven organization geared toward professional and scholastic development. She is skilled in research, interpersonal communications, program development, coordination and management in academia. She hopes to empower future leaders through flexible, quality education via the diverse and transformative online platform. Kimberly will work with AUWCL on launching its new Master of Legal Studies (MLS) online program.