Transitions

Posted: July 21, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: July 20, 2010 at 3:52 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

Priyanka Amrut Champaneri is a new catalog and scheduling specialist in the Office of the Registrar.

Christopher Fiorvanti is a new communications officer with University Police.

Jennifer Ann Frank is the new assistant director of housing services in Housing and Residence Life.

Frances L. Herrity, co-director of the Transfer Center, is retiring in July.

Essala D. Lowe is the new director of lab safety in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Robyn Mehlenbeck is the new director of the psychology clinic in Counseling and Psychological Services.

Karina Mizrahi is a new fiscal analyst, general accounting, in Fiscal Services.

Brian Snyder is a new project manager in Facilities Management.

College of Education and Human Development

Mark Richard Ginsberg is the new dean.

College of Health and Human Services

Sandra MacGowan is a new administrative and office specialist in the Department of Health Administration and Policy.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kelley M. Baker is a new research associate in the Department of Psychology.

Stephanie Burton is the new office coordinator for the Dean’s Office.

Tracy McLoone, part-time term assistant professor in Women and Gender Studies, will serve as the interim associate director as of Aug. 25.

Lynn R. Simnowitz, graduate admissions processor, is retiring in July.

College of Science

Elena Provornikova is a new research associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

James Reid Schwebach is the new coordinator for the Governor’s School.

Dennis Stater is the new director of facilities and maintenance for the Biomedical Research Laboratory.

Martha Wescoat-Andes is the new associate dean for administration.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Joseph Sheppard is a new master carpenter for the Center for the Arts.

Carol H. Shumate, event manager/volunteer coordinator, is retiring in July.

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Elisabeth Ploran is a new postdoctoral research fellow.

School of Public Policy

Susan Lee-Merrow is the new director of special programs for the Virginia Small Business Development Centers in the Mason Enterprise Center.

Edward Rhodes is the new dean.

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Eric Kalendra is a new postdoctoral researcher for the Information Technology Program.

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