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American Association of University Professors

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Women’s March Partner

Founded: 1915

Founder: Arthur O. Lovejoy, John Dewey

Website: www.aaup.org


1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-737-5900


  • Main academic professional association dominated by the political left
  • Supports racial preferences in university hiring and admissions policies
  • Defended Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian


Membership dues, meeting regulation and fees, publication

2008 – 2016 federal grants: N/A

Key people:

Julie Schmid, Executive Director

Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance

Gregory Scholtz, Director
Anita Levy, Senior Program Officer
Hans-Joerg Tiede, Senior Program Officer
Cheryle Adams, Program Coordinator

Department of Development

Edward D’Antoni, Director

Department of External Relations

Gwendolyn Bradley, Director
Michael Ferguson, Managing Editor, Academe, (202) 594-3642
Mariah Quinn, Digital Organizer, (631) 533-5437
Kelly Hand, Communications Associate, (202) 594-3648
Laura Markwardt, Media and Communications Strategist,  (202) 594-3635

Department of Finance and Administration

Lynn Quinn, 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
Louise Jordan, Legal Administrative Assistant, (202) 594-3645

Department of Organizing and Services

Christopher Simeone, Director, (202) 594-3652
Jim Bakken, Pacific Northwest Lead Organizer, (503) 400-1295
Jamie Owen Daniel, Field Service Representative, (646) 872-8129
Jason Elias, Western Regional Coordinator, (213) 300-8922
David Kociemba, East Coast Organizer, (508) 566-1085
Joshua Guy Lenes, Lead Organizer—Campaign Specialist, (202) 594-3651
Mike Mauer, Senior Labor Advisor, (202) 594-3650
Ben Ratliffe, Ohio Organizer, (608) 358-6822
Kira Schuman, Midwest Lead Organizer, (631) 258-2028
Catherine Everitt, Program Coordinator, (202) 594-3655

Department of Research and Public Policy

Vacant, Director
Samuel J. Dunietz, Research, and Policy Analyst, (202) 594-3640
Department E-mail:research@aaup.org

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