Transitions

Posted: October 21, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: October 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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

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Administration

Rafael Bryson is a new assistant in Student Union Building II operations.

Michael D. Burke is a new assistant building engineer in Facilities Management.

Lindsey L. Campbell is the new group sales and ticket manager for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Kimberly Harris, formerly payroll specialist in Human Resources and Payroll, is now an administrative assistant in the Dance Department.

Lee Ann Houston, formerly manager of the Recreation Sports Complex in Intercollegiate Athletics, is now associate director of the RAC and Skyline.

Karen K. Johnson, Fiscal Services, will retire in November.

Scott Lombardi is the new director of men’s basketball operations.

Molly Marie Marshall is a new accounting generalist with the George Mason University Foundation.

Shannon Pillon is a new assistant teacher in the Child Development Center.

Timothy Riley is a new HVAC apprentice in Facilities Management.

Melvin A. Whittington is a new fire alarm technician in Facilities Management.

College of Education and Human Development

Sheri Berkeley is a new assistant professor.

Lois A. Groth is a new assistant professor.

Theodore Hoch is a new assistant professor.

Linda Krout is a new instructor in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism.

Sharon Ray is a new assistant professor.

Michael Romanelli is a new assistant professor.

Robert G. Smith is a new associate professor.

Toni M. Smith is a new assistant professor.

College of Health and Human Services

Phan Hong Giang is a new associate professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Walter F. Borges is a new assistant professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs.

Marco Castillo is a new associate professor in the Department of Economics.

Richard T. Craig is a new term instructor in the Department of Communication.

Pascal De Souza is a new assistant professor of French in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Mark Dreisonstok is a new instructor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Prasenjit Duara is a new professor in the Department of History and Art History.

Ludy Grandas is a new instructor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Toby Jenkins is a new assistant professor in the Higher Education Program.

Ming-Kuan Lin is a new research associate in the Department of Psychology.

Teresa McLoone is a new assistant professor in the Women and Gender Studies program.

Ragan Petrie is a new associate professor in the Department of Economics.

Lisa E. Photos is a new assistant professor in the Department of English.

Ryan A. Swanson is a new term assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History.

Sylvia Voreas is a new assistant professor in the Department of Administration of Justice.

Wendy Wagner is the new director of the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement in New Century College.

Stefan Wheelock is a new assistant professor in the Department of English.

College of Science

Pradrag Nikolic is a new assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Mark David Uhen is a new assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences.

Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Leslie Katherine Dwyer is a new assistant professor.

Thomas E. Flores is a new assistant professor.

School of Law

Sarah Oh is the new operations and research director.

School of Management

Hilda Maness, director of development, will retire in November.

Steven Piloff is a new term assistant professor of finance.

Mary A. Planding is the new director of marketing and communications.

Pallab Sanyal is a new assistant professor in information systems and operations management.

School of Public Policy

Michael V. Hayden is a new distinguished visiting professor.

Tracy Nayar, formerly assistant business manager for the Mason Enterprise Center, is now operations manager for the Virginia SBDC.

Todd Olmstead is a new assistant professor.

William Schneider is the new Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair.

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Vasiliki Ikonomidou is a new assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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