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.

Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education
Assistant Professor
Education Leadership

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Sturrock

Phone: (703) 993-4256
Fax: (703) 993-3643
Email: asturro1 (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1300H
4400 University Dr.
MS 4C2
Fairfax, VA 22030


Born and educated in Scotland [of a Scots-Irish family], Alan was "called" to teach and has taught in Scotland, Argentina and the United States in both public and private schools.

A strong advocate of servant leadership, he has been privileged to serve educational organizations across these three same continents in a myriad of roles: [i] Graduate Teaching Assistant; [ii] Language Arts Supervisor [K-8]; [iii] Director of English and Drama [K -12]; [iv] Chair of Liberal Arts [New England Conservatory of Music]; and latterly as an Elementary Principal [K - 8] in Illinois, New York State and Maryland.

Alan joined the College of Education and Human Development in 2001 as an adjunct teacher and has [truthfully] never met a class that he hasnt enjoyed teaching and learning with—to paraphrase the words of a recent Temple University professor: "..good teaching is the process of assisting in the art of discovery.."