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.

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Director of Student Success, CEHD Student and Academic Affairs

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Berry

Phone: (703) 993-3718
Fax: (703) 993-2082

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2304
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B4
Fairfax, VA 22030


Dr. Ivory M. Berry is the Director of Student Success in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Berry earned his Ph.D. (2014) and Master of Arts (2008) in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Socio-Cultural Studies and a research specialization in Evaluation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science (2007) in Mathematics and minor in Psychology from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In his professional role at Mason, Dr. Berry provides leadership in the areas of academic advising, retention, student engagement, degree completion, academic policies and procedures, and other student affairs functions.  In addition to researching the effectiveness of high impact retention practices on underprepared and underperforming college students and structural barriers to college student success, Dr. Berry's research also focuses on students' perceptions and experiences of racial educational equity reform in high schools. 

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