College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Ingrid Guerra-López appointed CEHD Dean!

April 15, 2022

Message from Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D., Provost, Executive Vice President & Professor:

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Guerra- López, Ph.D. as the next Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Dean-Elect Guerra-Lopez will join the Mason community on July 1, 2022.

"Dr. Guerra-López comes to Mason from Wayne State University where she serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Education and Professor in the Learning Design and Technology Program in the Academic Division of Administrative and Organizational Studies. The College of Education at Wayne State, similar to our own CEHD, houses a full-range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of education as well as academic programs in athletic training, kinesiology and sport administration and sport management among other academic programs.

Dr. Ingrid Guerra-López
Dr. Ingrid Guerra-López

"Dr. Guerra-López has been a member of the Wayne State University faculty since 2005. She also had served as the Interim Dean of the Graduate School, Special Advisor on Digital Learning Strategy and Innovation, Director of Learning and Performance Improvement and as an Academic Program Coordinator. Prior to joining the faculty and leadership at Wayne State, she was an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Human Performance Technology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

"Dr. Guerra-López has bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Florida State University. She also completed post-graduate executive education programs at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a well-published and well-funded researcher as the author, or co-author, of eight books and many other book chapters and peer- reviewed published manuscripts.

"Dr. Guerra-López is a respected leader, accomplished scholar and experienced university administrator. She is well-known for her communication skills and is highly-regarded as both a committed collaborator and consensus builder within and external to the university.

"She has built strong, sustained partnerships in the Detroit metropolitan region by working closely with many external stakeholders in education and industry. Her work has also focused on building successful programs in support of lifelong learners with an emphasis on serving the needs of non-traditional and underserved learners.

"I would like thank Interim Dean Bob Baker for his care, commitment, leadership and stewardship of CEHD since I joined the Office of the Provost in April 2020. I also thank Honors College Dean Zofia Burr, who served as Chair of the Search Committee, and all of the members of the Search Committee for their many critical efforts in support of the search process.

"Please join me in welcoming Dr. Guerra-López to CEHD and George Mason University."