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.

M.A., George Mason University

Academic Advisor, SRHT, CEHD Student and Academic Affairs

Contact Information

Send email to Ms. Gnoleba

Phone: (703) 993-5200
Fax: (703) 993-2082
Email: mgnoleba (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2300
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B4
Fairfax, VA 22030


Michelle Gnoleba, M.A., obtained a Master of Arts in Higher Education at George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington. Michelle serves as the Senior Advisor for the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism and her primary areas include Tourism & Events Management and Sport Management. She has a passion for guiding students through the collegiate experience and she strives to create an environment which promotes self-efficacy, self-regulation, and student success. Michelle is also interested in research pertaining to the relationships between faculty-student interactions, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and academic achievement.