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Mason Affiliate Faculty Onur Ergünay thanks the Fairfax Search and Rescue Team for efforts in Turkey

April 4, 2023

Representatives from Mason express gratitude for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Turkey earthquake. Read more...

Mason Professor Dr. Erin Peters-Burton is editor of a book on the integration of STEM and entrepreneurship

March 14, 2023

The book examines the nexus between entrepreneurship and STEM education. Read more...

Dr. Joel Martin, Associate Professor in Mason’s School of Kinesiology, leads study on how dehydration negatively impacts Navy pilots during flight

March 6, 2023

Testing at Mason’s SMART Lab focuses on prototype sensor that measures dehydration in human subjects. Read more...

Mason Special Education professor Dr. Kelley S. Regan co-authors popular book on inclusive teaching strategies

March 2, 2023

Book co-authored by Mason faculty is widely used in teacher preparation programs. Read more...

Summer Institute for Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Research and Youth Research Council awarded $50K ARIE grant

February 20, 2023

Dr. Meagan Call-Cummings helped launch the institute and is the PI for the ARIE grant. Read more...

Dr. David K. Wiggins, Mason Professor Emeritus of Sport, recounts achievements of African American Olympians in new book

February 13, 2023

Book provides insight on how racial bias often had an impact on the summer Olympic games. Read more...

Mason group partners with nonprofit to help displaced students in Ukraine

January 25, 2023

PROPEL Lab members provide teachers in Ukraine with professional development focused on students with special needs. Read more...

Enacted FY 2023 spending bill includes funding for Mason’s Tutors to Teachers initiative

January 6, 2023

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine secure designated funding for Mason program. Read more...

Mason team improves English language teaching in Uzbekistan

December 15, 2022

English language teachers in Uzbekistan benefit from professional development provided by Mason academic team. Read more...

Academic team from Mason to work with Tajikistan school leaders

December 15, 2022

Mason’s Global Online Teacher Education Center receives grant to provide professional development for English language teachers in Tajikistan. Read more...

Mason faculty named finalists for ELTons Innovation Award

December 15, 2022

British Council award nomination honors Mason faculty for their book on engaging learners in the online and blended classroom. Read more...

Hive Minds

December 15, 2022

Multidisciplinary collaboration creates virtual reality STEM experience for elementary students. Read more...

Mason faculty featured on PBS broadcast

November 29, 2022

Drs. Steen and Vesely discuss the importance of early intervention in the development of young children. Read more...

Marketable Craft

November 28, 2022

Students learn wine and craft beverage management in new School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management class. Read more...

Keeping Fairfax Warm

November 22, 2022

Mason Early Childhood Education students in Dr. Fisher-Maltese's class find a way to help the community’s homeless while learning effective ways to teach math.


Music and dance improve well-being of older adults

November 16, 2022

Dr. Ambegaonkar co-authors Mason study on health benefits of community-engaged arts programs for individuals over age 65. Read more...

Dr. Samantha Viano to study effects of school security measures on marginalized students

October 25, 2022

Dr. Samantha Viano receives grant to study how school security measures may adversely affect marginalized students. Read more...

New research finds federal pandemic aid to U.S. public schools was insufficient to address student learning loss

October 12, 2022

Findings indicate cost to remediate learning loss from COVID-19 will exceed the amount of aid provided to schools by $500 billion. Read more...

Mason faculty examines federal civil rights complaint

October 7, 2022

SRTM associate professor emeritus James Kozlowski analyzes case concerning allegations of segregation at summer youth camp. Read more...

Focus on pandemic learning loss is wrong approach

September 26, 2022

Dr. Courtney Baker emphasizes the need to recognize student strengths and accomplishments when determining impacts of the pandemic on education. Read more...

Helmet mandates in HS girls’ lacrosse may be effective

September 26, 2022

Dr. Shane Caswell co-authored a study which found protective headgear lowered frequency of concussions in HS girls’ lacrosse. Read more...

Prescribe to Thrive: EIM at Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

August 26, 2022

CEHD research grant allows local community to understand that Exercise is Medicine. Read more...

Margaret Jones honored for her editorial efforts

July 27, 2022

Sport management professor awarded an Editorial Excellence Award from The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Read more...

Addressing the socioemotional needs of K-12 students

July 26, 2022

Two years into the pandemic, K-12 students need socioemotional support, say CEHD faculty Drs. Courtney Baker and Kristien Zenkov Read more...

CEHD Welcomes Dean Guerra-López

July 21, 2022

Get to know Dean Ingrid Guerra-López in a recent Q&A! Read more...

The David K. Wiggins Endowment for Scholarships

May 2, 2022

This scholarship will support students in SRTM’s undergraduate degree programs and master’s in Sport and Recreation Studies Read more...

Dr. Ingrid Guerra-López appointed CEHD Dean!

April 15, 2022

Dr. Guerra-López comes to Mason from Wayne State University where she serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Education. Read more...

1st Annual Donna Sterling VA Science Educators Summit

April 4, 2022

Dr. Peters-Burton assembled VA science education faculty to address science instruction in the state. Read more...

Effect of Poor Sleep on Firefighter Health

March 10, 2022

School of Kinesiology professor Joel Martin is the lead author on a study indicating firefighters with poor sleep habits have worse overall health. Read more...

George Mason Computer Science Teacher Externship Program

February 3, 2022

This is the second year of a unique teaching externship for current and potential computer science teachers in D.C. and Virginia. Read more...

Improving Perceptions

October 26, 2021

Computer science externship with Amazon offers glimpse of career opportunities for students of teachers at area schools. Read more...

Re-examining Standards

October 6, 2021

CEHD Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director Shekila Melchior believes colleges should decrease focus on standardized tests in order to increase diversity. Read more...

Developing Solutions

September 30, 2021

Washington Center for Equitable Growth awards grant to Associate Professor Bweikia Foster Steen for research on home-based childcare providers in Virginia. Read more...

National Recognition

September 29, 2021

CEHD’s undergraduate teaching degrees ranked 20th among public institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report. Read more...

Nine Essentials

September 22, 2021

Secondary Education Professor Kristien Zenkov co-authors ‘Nine Essentials’ standards for school-university partnerships and professional development schools. Read more...

CEHD Faculty Receive Six Research Grants from National Science Foundation

September 21, 2021

School of Education faculty receive more than $4 million in research funding from NSF. Read more...

Meeting Student Needs

September 14, 2021

CEHD faculty experts prepare teachers for K-12 students affected by the pandemic. Read more...

Learning to Adapt

September 7, 2021

CEHD preparing tourism, events management and hospitality students for new challenges amid pandemic and effects of climate change. Read more...

Industry Experts

July 22, 2021

Professors in School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management provide insight on a variety of international topics to personal finance website WalletHub. Read more...

Optimizing Learning for All

July 22, 2021

Three special education PhD students interning with lead educational design nonprofit. Read more...

Refugee to World Champ

July 21, 2021

Sport management adjunct professor Soolmaz Abooali, an Iranian refugee, is a world champion and 14-time U.S. champion in karate. Read more...

Regaining Form

July 20, 2021

Sport Management and Kinesiology Professor Margaret Jones says gradual steps should be taken to get back in shape after the pandemic. Read more...

Legal Impact

July 15, 2021

Supreme Court ruling against NCAA is limited in scope according to Sport Management Associate Professor Craig Esherick. Read more...

Breakthrough Biomarkers

July 15, 2021

Research from Kinesiology Professor Shane Caswell could spark development of a rapid, noninvasive, saliva-based test for concussion diagnosis and management. Read more...

Investing in Teachers

June 8, 2021

Literacy Professor Seth Parsons believes schools need to invest in teachers to ensure effective early reading literacy. Read more...

Inspiring Leader

June 7, 2021

Education Policy professor, former interim university president Anne Holton named 2021 Outstanding Woman Leader in Virginia Higher Education. Read more...

Park Boom

May 7, 2021

Recreation Management executive-in-residence Paul Gilbert says Northern Virginia residents can expect robust attendance at local and regional parks this summer. Read more...

Tourism Recovery

May 4, 2021

Tourism and events management professor Min Park believes the tourism industry will rebound once the pandemic is under control. Read more...

‘Immersive simulations’

April 29, 2021

Counseling assistant professor Stephanie Dailey helps guide school security by leading active shooter simulations with the Department of Homeland Security. Read more...