College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development

CEHD Student News

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Virtual Celebration

May 29, 2020

CEHD graduate students reunite one final time before graduation with virtual capstones. Read more...
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‘Beyond Impressed’

May 22, 2020

CEHD Mason LIFE program adjusts, moves nearly 100 classes online for spring semester during pandemic. Read more...
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Gracious Legacy

May 21, 2020

Former CEHD dean Jeff Gorrell remembered for mastery as educator and artist. Read more...
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Overcoming Adversity

May 21, 2020

Kinesiology major Hadley Graham pushes through rare blood disease to achieve her dream of graduating this year. Read more...
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Frontline Help

May 19, 2020

Athletic training graduates are playing an important role on the coronavirus frontlines. Read more...
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Going to bat for bats

May 5, 2020

Recreation management senior using her internship at Potomac Overlook Regional Park to better educate children learn about bats and their habitats. Read more...
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Digital Interning

April 27, 2020

Therapeutic recreation senior Riley Wilkerson makes adjustments to complete internship from home. Read more...
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Virtual defense

April 16, 2020

Mason PhD students adapt to coronavirus pandemic by moving dissertation defenses into the virtual realm. Read more...
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Molding America’s Best

April 8, 2020

Alumnus with degrees in educational psychology and kinesiology serving as strength and conditioning coach for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Read more...
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Transferrable Skills

April 3, 2020

Educational psychology alumna utilizes her Mason training on daily basis in role with Facebook. Read more...
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Full Circle

April 3, 2020

Early Childhood Education grad student wins teaching award at Alexandria school that’s “like a home.” Read more...
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Adapting to Virtual Learning

March 27, 2020

Students, faculty and clinical site preceptors in the athletic training program adjust to the new normal of online learning during coronavirus outbreak Read more...
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Coronavirus Response Update

March 14, 2020

A letter from Dean Mark Ginsberg to CEHD students regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Read more...
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Super Opportunity

March 10, 2020

Interning at the Super Bowl was the chance of a lifetime for sport management student. Read more...
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Into the Wild

March 6, 2020

Recreation Management grad thrilled to start full-time job in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Read more...
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An NFL Coach on the Rise

February 4, 2020

Sport management grad Callie Brownson hired by Cleveland Browns as first female chief of staff in NFL history. Read more...
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Model of Upstanding Character

January 30, 2020

From the archives: Mason grad interviews former baseball coach who died in helicopter crash. Read more...
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‘Servant Leadership’

January 17, 2020

Sport management undergrad and basketball standout nominated for prestigious Senior CLASS Award. Read more...
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Big League Jobs

January 9, 2020

Recent Mason alum goes from Baltimore Ravens internship to a full-time job with the Boston Red Sox. Read more...
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Dance and Career Moves

December 4, 2019

Graduate student hones her athletic trainer skills at elite conservatory. Read more...
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Helping Others

November 18, 2019

Therapeutic recreation grad says new job and activities have brought things “full circle”. Read more...
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Right at Home

November 14, 2019

Mason alumna heading her secondary school alma mater. 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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Sport management major and Patriots men’s basketball standout shows versatility with boxing internship

October 2, 2019

CEHD student and Mason student-athlete Justin Kier temporarily traded a basketball gym for a boxing gym. Read more...
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TEM major turned internship into a full-time job when she most needed it

September 24, 2019

Amidst uncertain time, Mason student lands a full-time job through her internship. Read more...
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Sport management grad finds fast fame on the job in minor league baseball

September 5, 2019

“The Fridge” explains his internet fame and the joy of working in minor league baseball. 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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Health, fitness, and recreation resources grad (’16) hired by Buffalo Bills to become just third female coach in franchise history

August 22, 2019

Callie Brownson spent 2018 season at Dartmouth as Division I’s first full-time female football coach. Read more...
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Mason students experimenting how to automatically translate sign language into text or speech

August 14, 2019

CEHD, Helen Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities a part of unique research. Read more...
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Sport management major hones her skills at summer internship with Irish pro soccer club

August 7, 2019

Jamie Olsen serving as sports marketing and media relations intern for Shamrock Rovers. Read more...
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Former Mason Athletic Trainer Emily Fortunato Part of Staff for World Cup-Winning USWNT

July 30, 2019

Mason grad served as an assistant athletic trainer for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team during the World Cup this summer. Read more...
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Tourism and Events Management student’s full-time dream job fulfills internship requirement

July 2, 2019

Elizabeth Allen balances work, class to finish degree. Read more...
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Pitcher Ansbro excels on and off the field

June 20, 2019

For Bekah Ansbro, the most rewarding part of being at George Mason University is the myriad opportunities available as a health, fitness and recreation resources major. Ansbro finished her bachelor’s degree in May and is on track to complete her accelerated master’s program in sport and recreation studies with a concentration in sport management in 2020. Read more...
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Danielle Moore named Charley Casserly Outstanding Student in Sport Management

June 19, 2019

In some ways, it would be a lot simpler if all that recent College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) graduate Danielle Moore needed to do to reach the NBA was work on a mid-range jumper or improve at shooting free throws. Read more...
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Dreaming Big

May 22, 2019

John Johnson cherishing intern experiences with NFL’s Redskins, Jaguars. 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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National Exposure

May 20, 2019

Mason sport management students showcase their work on ESPN+. Read more...
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2019 Program Award Winners

May 6, 2019

CEHD program award winners in 2019. 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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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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Ricardo Sanchez, Counseling and Development

November 26, 2018

For Mason PhD student Ricardo Sanchez, international aid is part of the job. Since he joined Counselors Without Borders in 2013, Sanchez has been selected to travel to his native Peru, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico as a graduate counselor to assist with post-disaster emergency situations. 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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First Full-time Female Division I College Football Coach has Mason Roots

October 8, 2018

When Callie Brownson became quality control coach for Dartmouth’s football team, she had no idea she was making history as the first full-time female Division I football coach. Even now, after all the attention, including stories by the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post, Brownson said the whirlwind is still difficult to believe. “To me, it was kind of crazy there hadn’t been another female coach at this level,” she said. That Brownson was the first did not surprise those who knew her at George Mason University, from where she graduated in 2016 with a degree in Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources. Read more...
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Mason Research Helps Boost Students of Underserved Populations

June 26, 2018

Problem-based learning is useful in identifying high-ability middle school students from underserved populations who historically are left out of honors, advanced and gifted programs. That is the conclusion being drawn by Project ExCEL, a five-year study led by Anne Horak, an assistant professor in George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development. Read more...
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Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award Winner Takes Inspiration From His Family’s Immigration Experience

June 22, 2018

Dennis Nolasco’s parents immigrated to the United States from El Salvador. His father reached the 4th grade before dropping out to work on the family farm. His mother had never seen a school until she came to the U.S. Years later, Nolasco used his family’s experience as inspiration to get his license to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Read more...
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CEHD Alumnus Is Virginia’s 2018 National Distinguished Principal

May 10, 2018

On April 4, Andy Jacks was sitting in a meeting with the associate superintendent of Prince William County Public Schools when his secretary called and said there was an emergency in the cafeteria. Jacks had been discussing the power of good leadership with the associate superintendent. Later, Jacks realized that his colleague was engaging in a bit of creative deception. Read more...
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Mason’s Kate Dunn is a Pioneer for Women Football Coaches

May 3, 2018

George Mason University’s Kate Dunn had just begun high school when she first realized that coaching football was what she was always meant to do. Her passion for the game runs deep. “I love the teamwork and the dedication that is required,” she said, “and that you never know everything. You can always get better.” Dunn joined a panel of accomplished women who coached men in sports during the “Breaking Gender Roles: Women Coaching Men” Symposium on April 18, hosted by Mason’s Division of Sport, Recreation and Tourism and the Center for Sport Management. Read more...
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Difficult Conversations that Educate Teachers and Students

April 30, 2018

Pablo Ramirez Uribe, a master’s student at George Mason University studying secondary education and English, said it was quite a revelation when he learned how to really be successful as teacher. More than planning, more than constructing assignments, is the ability to connect with students. “It’s go into a school and help these people grow,” Ramirez Uribe said. That was Ramirez Uribe’s takeaway from a program called “Through Students Eyes,” developed by George Mason education professor Kristien Zenkov. Read more...