Transitions

Posted: June 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This periodic column highlights the comings and goings of George Mason faculty and staff, as well as promotions and job changes within the university.

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Administration

Donna Beaubien is a new grants accountant in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Amy Bokker, head coach for women’s lacrosse, will be leaving Mason to become head coach at Stanford University.

Kevin Brooks is a new grants administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Kai-Kong Chan is a new grants administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Chet Chandararith, formerly a library systems assistant with University Libraries, is now a systems assistant for the libraries’ digital programs and systems.

Marley Priscilla Cooper is a new field services technician in TSD–Technology Support Services.

Meaghan Doherty is a new assistant in Human Resources and Payroll.

Daniel Dowdy is a new field services technician in TSD–Technology Support Services.

Simone Edwards is a new assistant coach for women’s basketball in Intercollegiate Athletics.

David M. Green is a new officer in University Police.

Constance Grunstad is the new general manager at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Shakoya Hicks is the new office manager for Student Academic Affairs and Advising.

Alexis Iszard is a new project engineer in Facilities Management.

Helga Junker, formerly the reward and recognition coordination in Human Resources and Payroll, is now the HR records supervisor.

Jennifer Lacombe is a new communications officer with University Police.

David E. Michael, executive director of Northern Virginia Mediation Service, has left his position. Bruce Engelbert is serving as interim executive director.

Elizabeth Moreno is a new medical data specialist in the Student Health Center.

Mileta Neely is a new assistant for the Annual Fund in the Development Office.

Paul Nguyen is a new administrative office specialist with University Police.

Anne Outterbridge is the new STAR Lab administrator in DoIT Learning Support Services.

Thomas Shifflett is the new director of ITU Database Application Services.

Mary Shubert is a new processing professional in Admissions.

John Silvious is a new HVAC technician in Facilities Management.

Korey Singleton is the new Assistive Technology Initiative manager in the Office of Equity and Diversity Services.

Sandra Sklarew, core instructor and administrative coordinator for the English Language Institute, will retire this month after 19 years of service.

John Spaldo, associate vice president for university operations, will retire this month after 27 years of service.

Jill Swiatowy is a new advisor in the Academic Advising Center.

Hillary Szalach is a new communications officer with University Police.

Katie Mirick Thomasson, associate director of the Office of Alumni Affairs, will be leaving Mason this month to join the alumni relations team at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Suzanne Tinsman is the new director of payroll and HRIS in Human Resources and Payroll.

Hieu Duc Tran is a new project engineer in Facilities Management.

Rebekah Truog is a new receptionist/front desk manager in University Career Services.

College of Education and Human Development

Dennis Dunklee, associate professor of education, will retire this month after 22 years of service.

Anna Evmenova is a new research assistant professor in the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities.

Li Fu is the new Chinese language licensure coordinator.

Jennifer Labbe is a new Mason LIFE job coach in the LIFE Program.

Emily McKeough is a new assistive technology coordinator in the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities.

College of Health and Human Services

Breana Bayraktar is the new administrative coordinator in the Department of Social Work.

Denise Quinto, formerly a grants administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs, is now the grants administrator for the college.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Regina Brandt is the new administrative coordinator for the MAIS program.

Jean-Paul Dumont, Robinson Professor of Anthropology, will retire this month after 20 years of service.

Kristen Durbin is a new research associate and office manager in the Department of Psychology.

Lois E. Horton, professor of history and art history, will retire this month after 29 years of service.

Nicole Kahler is a new digital history associate in the Center for History and New Media.

Peter Klappert, professor of English, will retire this month after 30 years of service.

Roger Wilkins, Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, will retire this month after more than 20 years of service.

College of Science

Calvin Booth Carpenter is a new research professor in the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases.

Elizabeth Oakes, Department of Molecular and Microbiology, retires this month after more than 11 years of service.

Giuseppina Nigro is a new research associate in the Department of Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences.

Maryam Goudarzi is a new research associate in Life Sciences.

Alyson Marie Smith is a new laboratory technician in the Department of Molecular and Microbiology.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Beth Bullard, assistant professor of music, will retire this month after nearly eight years of service.

School of Management

Aysha Caram is a new academic advisor.

Kenneth H. Heller, professor of accounting, will retire this month after 20 years of service.

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Stephanie Katavolos is the new office manager for the Department of Applied Information Technology.

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