Marks Named Associate Provost for Graduate Education

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Michelle Marks
Michelle Marks

Michelle Marks, associate professor in the School of Management and currently a half-time faculty fellow for graduate education, has been named associate provost for graduate education, effective July 1, 2009.

As associate provost Marks will work closely with the provost and vice provost for academic affairs on issues relating to graduate education. Her responsibilities will include working on graduate student funding, health insurance and policies that affect graduate education and graduate students at Mason; program approval; improving the graduate student culture; and promoting graduate education.

“I look forward to a new way of serving the Mason community by working to advance graduate education at Mason. I already feel a strong sense of community here, having earned two graduate degrees from Mason and served on the faculty for years,” Marks says.

Marks has taught courses in organizational behavior, leadership and human resource management in both MBA and undergraduate programs. Her research and consulting interests are in the areas of team and multiteam effectiveness, leadership and conflict management.

“This appointment is a result of the terrific work that Michelle has done as the faculty fellow for graduate education. We are fortunate to have such a talented faculty member willing to step into this important position,” says Linda Schwartzstein, vice provost for academic affairs.

Marks joined the School of Management in 2002. Prior to her appointment at Mason, Marks was an assistant professor at Florida International University, a Consortium of Universities research fellow at the U.S. Army Research Institute and a project manager for the Management Research Institute.

She earned an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and MS and PhD degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from Mason.

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