The Provost and Executive Vice President is the university’s chief academic officer charged by the Board of Visitors and the President with overseeing all aspects of education, research, and public engagement of the university.


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Mark Ginsberg

Provost and Executive Vice President

Dr. Mark Ginsberg serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of George Mason Univeristy, the largest public research university in Virginia and a Carnegie Research One (R1) institution.

For Scheduling: Sarah Parnell




The university's academic administration supports student achievement and faculty advancement.


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Laurence Bray

Senior Associate Provost for Graduate Education

As head of the Graduate Division and chair of the Graduate Council, Dr. Bray provides leadership for Mason’s portfolio of graduate activities.

For Scheduling: Yellia Seanor


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David Burge

Vice President for Enrollment Management

David Burge oversees the strategic planning and implementation of policies, practices, and initiatives aimed at attracting, enrolling, and retaining students.

For Scheduling: Holli Hurst


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Gesele Durham

Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

The work of Dr. Durham and her team spans the operations of the university, engaging colleagues in discussion about metrics needed for evaluation and assessment.

For Scheduling: Karen Manley


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Kim Eby

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development

Dr. Eby is responsible for all matters pertaining to Mason faculty’s professional well-being, development, and success, including cultivating academic leadership and recognizing faculty excellence.

For Scheduling: Kylie Sertic


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Renate Guilford

Vice Provost for Academic Administration

Renate Guilford provides effective and efficient management of institutional resources, activities, and processes for the Office of the Provost.

For Scheduling: Diane Jordan


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Andre Marshall

Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact

As the university’s senior research officer, Dr. Marshall provides overall leadership for the portfolio of research, innovation, and economic development activities.

For Scheduling: Corinne Hurst


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Janette Muir

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Muir oversees academic operations in graduate and undergraduate education, global education, external educational partnerships, and continuing and professional education.

For Scheduling: Miki Kaplan


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Rose Pascarell

Vice President for University Life

Pascarell works on campus climate, student engagement, and student success while overseeing student support and services for Mason’s students.

For Scheduling: Laura Bell


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Keith Renshaw

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

As a professor of psychology, Dr. Renshaw specializes in anxiety, stress/trauma, and interpersonal relationships with a recent focus on scalable, culturally responsive, evidence-based mental health care.

For Scheduling: Heather Madnick




Each of Mason's 10 colleges and schools are led by a dean, as well as the Honors College and University Libraries.


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Ken Randall

Antonin Scalia School of Law

Dean Randall—who started his legal career with the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett—joined the Scalia Law faculty, and began his deanship, in late 2020.

For Scheduling: Kim Gallagher


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Ingrid Guerra-López

College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Guerra-López is an internationally recognized expert in human performance systems whose work is characterized by a systems approach, multistakeholder engagement, and cross-collaboration.

For Scheduling: Gail Haller


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Kenneth Ball

College of Engineering and Computing

Kenneth Ball—appointed CEC dean in August 2012—is recognized internationally for his research in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

For Scheduling: Elizabeth Dean


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Ann Ardis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Ardis is a distinguished scholar and academic leader known for her interdisciplinary research on late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature and culture.

For Scheduling: Jenna McGwin


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Melissa Perry 

College of Public Health

Dr. Perry—trained as an epidemiologist in public health—is internationally respected for her work as a scientist, educator, and academic leader. 

For Scheduling: Ashley Grammick


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Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm

College of Science

Dr. Miralles-Wilhelm is a trained hydrologist and water resources engineer with three decades of experience working within academia, international development agencies, and the private sector.

For Scheduling: Teri Fede


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Rick Davis 

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dean Davis oversees CVPA’s seven academic programs, its creative, research, and community arts education arms, and its several performance and exhibition venues.

For Scheduling: Eva Marie Alis


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Zofia Burr

Honors College

Dr. Burr is the current and founding dean of the Honors College where her main areas of research are African American literature and the reception of modern American poetry.

For Scheduling: Marilyn Clark


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Alpaslan Özerdem

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

With over 20 years of field research experience, Dr. Özerdem specializes in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction.

For Scheduling: Mercedes Allsop


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Mark Rozell

Schar School of Policy and Government

Mark Rozell is the founding dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government, where he holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy.

For Scheduling: Julie Hudson


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Ajay Vinzé

School of Business

Dr. Vinzé maintains an active research agenda that is widely recognized for technology innovation and organizational relevance while leveraging collaboration with public and private sector organizations.

For Scheduling: Mako Honda


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Anne Osterman

University Libraries

Anne Osterman has over 20 years of experience in academic libraries, with particular expertise in cooperative acquisitions and collection development, collection assessment, and e-resource management.