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.


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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.

PhD, George Mason University
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

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Phone: (703) 993-5398
Fax: (703) 993-2082
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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2701
4400 University Dr.
MS 1E8
Fairfax, VA 22030


Anne Horak is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Project ExCEL, a federally funded Jacob K. Javits grant.  Project ExCEL uses Problem-Based Learning as a platform to find and serve high ability low income students.

Dr. Horak received her PhD in Education from George Mason University, her M.Ed in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning from George Mason University and her B.A. in Secondary Education from the State University of New York College at Oswego.  Her research interests include Problem-Based Learning, Gifted Education, Educational Policy and Teacher Professional Development.

Prior to joining the faculty at Mason, Dr. Horak served as Advanced Academic Program Specialist for Middle School for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) where she was integral to supporting the transition to open enrollment and developing the Problem-Based Learning curriculum.   For two years, Dr. Horak was on special assignment for FCPS as a liaison to George Mason University supporting the development of a College Partnership Laboratory School.  Dr. Horak has also taught middle school English and Social Studies in North Carolina and Virginia. 


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