College of Education and Human Development - 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.

Office of Research

If you are involved with research as a student, faculty or staff member in the College of Education and Human Development, the Office of Research is here to work with you.

Established in 2007, the office works on many aspects of research, especially with securing external funding through grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. On this site, you will find information on all our services, as well information about scholarship within our college. We welcome your input, so please contact us with your suggestions.

Rodney Hopson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research

Anthony (Eamonn) Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research


In the News: Erin Peters-Burton

July 20, 2015

The August 2015 issue of Scientific American includes a feature article on the STEM high schools research of Erin Peters-Burton and her colleagues. Read more...

NSF Grant to Study Science Learning Through Game Creation Among Students With Learning Disabilities

June 8, 2015

Professors Berkeley and Annetta are studying the self-regulation of learning of middle school students with learning disabilities as they create their own science video games. Read more...

More than 80 CEHD Faculty Members and Students Will Present at AERA

March 31, 2015

CEHD will have a strong presence at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) starting April 16. Read more...

In the News: Mason's Concussion Research

April 3, 2015

An in-depth article in New York Magazine notes George Mason University's promising concussion research. Read more...

New Research to Focus on Youth Lacrosse Injuries

March 19, 2014

Mason professors will soon begin US Lacrosse-funded research that uses sensors to track how and why head and other injuries occur. Read more...


WeGotIT! Helps Middle School Writers Get It

January 28, 2014

Mason researchers Anya Evmenova and Kelley Regan are in the second year of a five-year $2.2 million grant to develop a writing application for middle school students. Read more...


Early Results Show VISTA Has Significant Impact on Student and Teacher Learning

January 14, 2014

After three years in operation, the VISTA approach looks promising in delivering quality education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more...


George Mason Researchers Think Saliva Might Contain Bio-Marker for Concussions

November 6, 2013

An article on today and many other news outlets highlights the exciting work of George Mason professors Shane Caswell and Chip Petricoin in searching for concussion bio-markers in saliva Read more...


Grant Funding Awarded to CEHD - Fall 2013 Update

October 2, 2013

CEHD faculty members secure millions of dollars of external funding each year to conduct important research addressing issues as diverse as educational game design and sports diplomacy. Read more...


Postcards from the Field: A Recreational Experience

May 7, 2013

Graduating senior Chris Carr looks back on a rewarding internship with Intramural Sports, part of earning a B.S. in Sport Management. Read his story in this, the first in an occassional series of dispatches from RHT student interns. Read more...


CEHD Faculty Will Present at More Than 50 Sessions at AERA

April 29, 2013

This year, 63 CEHD faculty and graduate students will participate in more than 50 sessions at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, which is being held in San Francisco through May 1. Read more...


"Makers" and the Art and Science of Learning

January 8, 2013

From MythBusters to Etsy to Steve Jobs -- the "maker" culture is all about DIY, do it yourself. Can that creative impulse also be tapped for student learning? A new project funded by the National Science Foundation and co-directed by Kimberly Sheridan aims to find out. Read more...


VISTA in Action - Teacher Inspires Students with Science

January 3, 2013

"We are the future of the rest of our planet," says second grader Juliet. With great seriousness and impressive facts, she and her fellow 7 and 8-year-olds go on to describe how a warming planet is affecting squirrels, snakes, bats, and penguins. Read more...