Peter Baker, Director
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Ph.D. Political Science, University of Notre Dame
M.A. Political Science, University of Notre Dame
B.A. Political Science, Olivet Nazarene University
Dr. Baker has been part of the American Studies Program leadership since 2008 and has served as the program director since 2009. Prior to this, he worked and researched in South Africa, Ukraine, and Michigan. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in comparative politics and international relations. He and his wife Lisa-Jo are both ASP alumni and live in Hanover, Maryland, with their three young children. Dr. Baker supervises ASP staff, the overall academic and extracurricular programming, and leads the Topics in Leadership & Vocation course and the Public Policy Initiatives study track.
Jacqueline Isaacs, ASP Fellow in Strategic Communication
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M.B.A. Marketing, Johns Hopkins University
B.S. Government, Oral Roberts University
Mrs. Isaacs joins the ASP team in Fall 2015 as its inaugural Fellow in Strategic Communication. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University, with a marketing concentration. She is an ASP alumna from Fall 2009 and a graduate of Oral Roberts University in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mrs. Isaacs has worked in marketing and communications for a variety of non-profit research organizations and advocacy groups in the Washington, D.C.-area, specializing in brand management and content marketing. In addition to writing regular columns for several academic blogs, she has been published in Investor’s Business Daily, The Daily Caller, Townhall, The Austin-American Statesman, and the American Spectator, among other places. She also contributes to research and publishing projects at the Catholic University of America's School of Business and Economics. She is an alumna of ASP and has served as a mentor in ASP's Professional Mentorship program for several semesters. She and her husband live in Reston, Virginia, and attend Reston Bible Church. Mrs. Isaacs leads ASP's Strategic Communication study track, also serving as an internship monitor.
Zach Mills, Residence Director
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Mr. Mills joined the ASP team in 2015, after graduating with his master’s degree in Higher Education and Administration from Louisiana State University, where he worked concurrently in the Department of Residential Life as the Graduate Assistant for Front Desk Operations. Zach leads ASP's Neighborhood Engagement program, serves as an internship monitor, and acts as the primary staff member for student life and facilities management. He also serves as the facilities manager for the CCCU, overseeing its three D.C. properties. Zach and his wife Kate live on-site at the Dellenback Center.