Posted: August 29, 2005 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. Send information to


Carol Henderson, Human Resources, has retired.

Megan Thornton, Development, has been promoted to assistant director of development.

College of Arts and Sciences

Raymond Akwule, Communication, has retired after 25 years.

Danielle Deulen is the new graduate coordinator for the English Department.

Paula Nadler, Communication, has left the department to focus more time on finishing her doctoral dissertation.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Julie Anne Green, director of development, left the university to become director of marketing and communications at the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

Mark Cooley was hired as an assistant professor in the Digital Arts Program and will be working as an Internet multimedia art specialist. Since 2001 he has been an assistant professor of art at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.

Paula Crawford was appointed gallery director and promoted to associate professor.

Mary Del Popolo was hired as an assistant professor to teach classes and advise students in the new Art Education Program. She has been an adjunct instructor for Mason during the past year, and since 1992 she has held various part- and full-time lecturer positions at Howard University.

Edgar Endress was hired as an assistant professor in the Digital Arts Program and will be working as a video artist. He has been a member of the faculty in the Computer Graphics Department of Mercer Community College in New Jersey since 2002.

Peggy Feerick was promoted to associate professor.

Harold Linton joins Mason as professor of art and chair of the Department of Art and Visual Technology. He has been the chair of the Department of Art in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., since 1998.

Don Starr, previously an instructor in Art and Visual Technology, was hired as an advisor and term assistant professor in the Graphic Design Program.

Sue Wrbican was hired as an assistant professor in Photography. She has been working since 1996 as an adjunct instructor and visiting artist at various schools, including Northern Virginia Community College, Fordham University and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Susan Allen Nan, PhD, is now a tenure-track professor of conflict resolution.

School of Law

Rebecca Luria, research associate for the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, is leaving to relocate to Colorado.

Posted Aug. 29, 2005

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