Program Faculty

American Studies is the oldest cross-disciplinary program at Washington College, drawing on several academic departments across campus, including Anthropology, Art & Art History, Communication & Media Studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Music, Political Science, and Theatre & Dance




Michael Harvey


Michael Harvey

Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives; John S. Toll Associate Professor of Business Management




Alisha Knight

Associate Provost of Diversity & Inclusion and Senior Equity Officer; Professor of English and American Studies





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Joseph Prud'homme

The Burton Family Associate Professor in Religion, Politics, and Culture; Affiliated Faculty in Religious Studies.




John Seidel

Senior Fellow & Director Emeritus, Center for Environment & Society; Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Anthropology and Environmental Science & Studies