American University’s assistant professors earned an average compensation of $104,400 in 2016-17, according to the
American Association of University Professors, a nonprofit organization that collects salary data from universities annually.
It’s 1997. Theater professor Caleen Jennings calls student Tru Tranh into her office. She just cast him as Richard III in Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and believes he’s the most capable actor to play the role.