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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Samantha L. Viano
PhD, Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
Education Leadership
Interdisciplinary Center for Research and Development in Teacher Education

Contact Information

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Phone: ‪(703)679-7672
Fax: (703) 993-3643
Email: sviano (

Samantha Viano's website

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1304
4400 University Dr.
MS 4C2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Research Interests

Dr. Viano's research focuses on the evaluation of programs and policies that predominately affect traditionally marginalized and racially minoritized student populations. Within this area, she focuses on several specific research strands:

  • Online credit recovery courses.
  • School climate and safety.
  • School security.
  • Exclusionary discipline.
  • Teacher mobility.
  • School improvement.
  • School leadership effectiveness and preparation.