George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Retiring CEHD Faculty Recognized with Emeritus Status

June 7, 2016

Retiring Emeritus faculty Dr. Gary Galluzzo, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Stephen White, Dr. Michael Behrmann

Retiring Emeritus faculty: Dr. Gary Galluzzo, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Stephen White, Dr. Michael Behrmann, Dr. David Anderson (not pictured)

This year, Mason's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) says farewell to five retiring faculty members, many of whom have been at this university for decades. Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Michael Behrmann, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Gary Galluzzo, and Dr. Stephen White were all granted emeritus status based on their dedication and contributions to the strengthening and advancement of CEHD educational programs. CEHD faculty and staff gathered to celebrate with a reception and heartwarming appreciation of their service, achievement, and impact.

David Anderson has combined scholarly research with applications at the local, state, and national levels. As Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Health, he directed numerous research and community service projects. He is a respected national expert on issues of substance abuse in university settings as well as other critical issues that affect the health, wellness, and well-being of students.
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Michael Behrmann joined CEHD in 1979 and is a local, state, and national leader/innovator in special education. He has devoted 35 years to improving services and personnel preparation in the field of special education with his innovative work in teaching, research, and service. He believes in collaborative research/training enhanced by technology. An early adopter of microcomputer technology, his pioneering pursuits are known worldwide.
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Susan Burns joined CEHD in 1999 and taught in the Early Childhood Education program. Her research has centered on the development and learning of young children (preschool through Grade 3). Her work includes all children: those with diverse abilities (children with disabilities), those living in poverty, and those from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds. She served as a member of the National Institute for Literacy Panel to develop recommendations for future early childhood research.
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Gary Galluzzo joined CEHD in 1997 and served as Dean of Mason's Graduate School of Education and as the Executive Vice-President of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). His research interests include investigations into how students become teachers, curriculum reform in teacher education, program evaluation in teacher education, education reform, and preparing teachers to be the agents of school change.
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Stephen White joined CEHD in 1995 and served as Associate Dean for Accreditation and Program Improvement. He served as Director of the Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning program and taught in the PhD in Education Program. Dr. White's research interests focus on the strategies young children use to solve reasoning problems and teacher development. His research has addressed young children's abilities to solve analogy problems and the effects of teaching young children to solve these problems.
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