College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development

CEHD Faculty News

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Fostering Student Involvement

March 31, 2020

CEHD professor inspires math teachers to engage students with creative virtual instruction. Read more...
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Breaking Through the Screen

March 26, 2020

CEHD professors conduct global webinars on how to teach English online to children and teenagers. Read more...
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Dean Ginsberg Named Interim Provost

March 26, 2020

CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg has been named Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of George Mason University. Read more...
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Generous Endowment

March 17, 2020

Beck Foundation bestows faculty fellowship gift to support School of Kinesiology, Patriot Performance Lab and Mason athletic department. Read more...
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Influential Research

March 9, 2020

Kinesiology professor Margaret Jones collaborates on study with Mayo Clinic that finds vitamin D deficiency in college athletes playing indoor sports. Read more...
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International Reach

February 21, 2020

Mason offers Korean teachers professional development training and hands-on experience. Read more...
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Seeking out More Teachers

February 14, 2020

Mason heads effort to recruit more teachers for the visually impaired and blind. Read more...
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Ripple Effect

February 7, 2020

CEHD tourism and events management professor Min Park expects coronavirus to have a serious impact on U.S. tourism. Read more...
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‘Dream Come True’

February 7, 2020

Mason LIFE grad Chris Carter (’16) to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend with Special Olympics. Read more...
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Integrating the Arts

February 6, 2020

CEHD professor Jatin Ambegaonkar collaborates with CHHS, CVPA for study on effects of arts engagement on health of older adults. Read more...
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Lessons from the Trenches

January 17, 2020

Professor Stephanie Dailey brings rich local counseling experience into her Mason classroom. Read more...
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Trumpeting Education

December 10, 2019

University, CEHD factor into success of 2019 Virginia Education Summit. Read more...
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Counseling as 'a gift'

November 21, 2019

New counseling professor Melchior talks about the gift of being a counselor. Read more...
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'Life-changing'

November 19, 2019

Mason awarded three doctoral grants to prepare the next generation of special education faculty. Read more...
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Tackling Concussion Diagnosis

November 11, 2019

Athletic Training Professor Shane Caswell contributing to research that will use saliva to diagnose and monitor concussions. Read more...
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Recognized Globally

November 8, 2019

Education moves up in Times Higher Education World University rankings. Read more...
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Preparing Future Teachers

November 7, 2019

TEACHERtrack@Mason program helps fight Virginia’s teacher shortage. Read more...
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Courageous Conversations

November 1, 2019

Mason team encourages high school students to speak out. Read more...
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Three million students around the world are estimated to have used CEHD professor’s books

October 3, 2019

Successful book series and new Massive Open Online Course help professor spread best teaching practices globally. Read more...
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National educator prep accrediting body recognizes Mason as a leader

September 26, 2019

Mason among 13 institutions earning recognition for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement. Read more...
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Rita Chi-Ying Chung finishing a celebrated faculty career by doing some of her greatest work

September 4, 2019

Counseling professor thinks back on Mason career and her many students. Read more...
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George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development Dean Mark R. Ginsberg announced the creation of three new schools within the college.

August 28, 2019

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, and the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Read more...
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CEHD Welcomes Six New Instructional Faculty Members

August 22, 2019

Dean Mark Ginsberg announced the addition of six new instructional faculty for the 2019-20 school year. Read more...
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Elementary Education program teams up with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts

August 22, 2019

Graduate students learn ways to mix music, dance, and drama into curriculum. Read more...
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Fred Bemak leaving major impact on Counseling and Development program that will be felt after his retirement

August 22, 2019

Counselors Without Borders founder reflects on time at Mason. Read more...
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Pop-up traffic garden provides a non-crash course in road safety

August 20, 2019

CEHD faculty, students test data-collection process with ‘dry run’ at Mason’s Child Development Center. Read more...
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CEHD professor speaks at conference in Turkey on challenges facing Syrian refugee children

July 17, 2019

Counseling professor Fred Bemak recommends culturally responsive model of psycho-social support Read more...
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Board of Visitors names Anne Holton interim president

June 20, 2019

The George Mason University Board of Visitors today unanimously voted to appoint former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton as the university’s interim president. The appointment will take effect August 1. Read more...
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Former Virginia Education Secretary Concerned About Teaching Profession

May 22, 2019

Drops in students pursuing teaching profession worry former education secretary. Read more...
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Sixteen CEHD Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

May 15, 2019

Dean Ginsberg announced that sixteen faculty members received promotion and/or tenure. Read more...
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Learning Abroad

May 10, 2019

Spring break program explores Assistive Technology in South Korea. Read more...
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Robot Exclusive

April 30, 2019

Tourism and events management student helps promote Mason Dining through Starship delivery robots. Read more...
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Counseling Duo Earns Top Honors

April 29, 2019

Rita Chi-Ying Chung and Frederic Bemak are two of just five at the university to receive Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence. Read more...
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Award-Winning Research

April 29, 2019

Mason Researchers Contribute to Award-Winning Paper on Adaptive Teaching. Read more...
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Congratulations to Michelle Gnoleba Seki, 2019 Academic Advisor of the Year

April 15, 2019

This annual award recognizes excellence in advising across campus. This year, 793 nominations were submitted for 108 different advisors, representing every undergraduate Mason college/school! Read more...
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Kid-Sized ‘Traffic Parks’ Are D.C.’s New Playgrounds With A Purpose

April 11, 2019

Education and transportation officials say traffic gardens are one creative way to teach the next generation of pedestrians and cyclists. Read more...
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He ensures firefighters work from positions of strength

April 10, 2019

Hunter Hautz's training manual for firefighter candidates in Prince William County was so valuable, the Mason master's student received a letter of commendation from the fire chief. Read more...
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An online window into autism

April 10, 2019

Wiley multimedia gives online special education students unprecedented access to case studies. Read more...
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Creating a Hub for Holocaust Education at Mason

April 5, 2019

For the past year, Mark Helmsing has been intensely studying the Holocaust. His research focuses on the affective and emotional dimensions of history — how people feel about the past, and how the past makes them feel in return. Read more...
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CEHD Ranks Highly in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program Rankings, Among Others

April 4, 2019

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has recently made a strong showing in a trio of prestigious rankings, each of which uses different metrics to rank schools and programs against others in the U.S.—and in one case, around the world. Read more...
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AERA Review of Research Award

March 29, 2019

CEHD faculty members Seth Parsons and Allison Ward Parsons, in addition to doctoral students Melissa Gallagher and Melissa Pierczynski, received the AERA Review of Research Award. Read more...
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Dance Medicine Program Thrives at Mason — and Beyond

March 20, 2019

Dancers’ medical needs, as athletes, have long been underserved. Jatin Ambegaonkar, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has made it his goal to change that. Read more...
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Mason Teacher Educators Share Innovative Program with Chinese Teachers

March 1, 2019

In the spirit of collaboration—and self-reflection—two professors from the College of Education and Human Development gave a talk about an innovative new assessment model to a visiting group of nearly two dozen teachers and faculty from schools in China. Read more...
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Graduate Students Teach Without a Net in Costa Rica

January 23, 2019

Andy Gilbert teamed up with colleague Kathy Ramos, who had an idea: to put together a dual program focusing on both English as a second language (ESOL) and science instruction. Read more...
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Mason program too valuable to lose, school board says

November 20, 2018

How do you know a community values your involvement? It steps up financially to keep your program running. That is what happened in Prince William County, Virginia, which this academic year budgeted $180,000 to continue a George Mason University program that provides athletic trainers to nine of the county’s 16 public middle schools with athletic programs. Read more...
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Harvard fellowship complemented her Mason experience

November 14, 2018

Patricia Kelshaw has been immersed in George Mason University’s Athletic Training Education Program for as long as she has been at the university. Kelshaw’s research endeavors to establish more specific baseline measures for children participating in sports to better manage concussions. Those measures could also enhance the Child Support Concussion Assessment Tool, a standardized evaluation instrument that helps assess whether concussions have occurred and informs care throughout recovery. Read more...
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Research that helps Teachers get with the (Computer) Program

October 26, 2018

Don’t worry Virginia teachers, Amy Hutchison feels your pain and is here to help. The associate professor at George Mason University and director of Mason’s Division of Elementary, Literacy and Secondary Education understands that teaching the new mandatory Standards of Learning for computer science in Virginia’s public schools can seem daunting to those who do not have a computer science background. Read more...
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Mason LIFE Receives Funding to Test Innovative Scheduling App

October 25, 2018

Mason LIFE focuses on academics, employment, independent living, and community integration for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Life Sherpa is an app that aims to help students with disabilities become more independent in employment settings by creating routines for the students to follow while offering help, if needed. Read more...
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Award Spotlights Mason Research, Outreach

October 12, 2018

Given a chance to use role-playing to solve real-world problems, middle schoolers who might be overlooked for advanced academic programs can perform just as well as their high-achieving peers, research by George Mason University assistant professor Anne Horak has shown. For the third consecutive year, the curriculum written for that research has won an award. Read more...