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Posted: October 5, 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 gazette@gmu.edu.

Administration

Anne Agee, Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services, has accepted the position of CIO for the Connecticut State University system.

Nataki Corneille joins Mason as associate director of admissions.

Dalton Ebanks, Intercollegiate Athletics, retired.

Erica Hernandez joined University Scholars as administrative assistant.

Kristopher Kelderman joined Intercollegiate Athletics as associate head coach, men’s soccer.

Ruth Kifer, University Libraries, left the university to accept an appointment as dean, University Library, at San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.

Patrick Quinn joins Mason as director of student fiscal services.

Eric Rector joins University Libraries as associate director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA).

Susan Stahley joined the Health Education Center as coordinator of the Substance Abuse Program.

College of Arts and Sciences

Jamie Cooper, formerly director of graduate academic affairs, became assistant dean of graduate academic affairs.

Justine Fletcher, formerly the assistant to the director of graduate academic affairs, became the coordinator of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Dee Ann Holisky, senior associate dean, announced her resignation effective January 2006, though she will remain in a limited capacity serving the new College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences while on administrative leave. She plans to travel and finish research and writing before moving back to the English Department to teach linguistics.

Laura Humphreys joined the Finance and Human Resources group as its budget analyst.

Audrey Kelaher left her post as administrative coordinator of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program to assume the director of college relations position.

Magdalena LoGrande joins George Mason as term assistant professor of Spanish, after having served as adjunct instructor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

Annaliesa Lundblad is a new staff person for Graduate Affairs in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy.

Matt Miller, web designer, left Mason and moved to Missouri.

Brenda Noel, Higher Education Program, retired.

Ramón Planas joins George Mason as term instructor of Spanish after having served as adjunct instructor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and as teacher of Spanish in the Fairfax County Public Schools.

Will Rees, formerly a web assistant, became a web designer.

Caren Renee Scott joins Mason as publications assistant for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Al Torzilli is the new graduate program director/coordinator in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy.

Suzan Turriziani, formerly the assistant to the undergraduate program director, became the assistant to the director of graduate academic affairs.

Mary Zamon, formerly undergraduate program director, moved to a new position as assistant director of institutional assessment in the Office of Institution Assessment. She is responsible for reviewing academic programs and providing status reports to the provost on a variety of departmental issues.

Weidong Zhou joined the Center for Proteomics and Molecular Medicine as research assistant professor.

College of Nursing and Health Science

Barbara Helmick joins Mason as an enrollment services specialist.

Margaret Mahon joins Mason as an associate professor.

Beverly Middle joins Mason as a term instructor.

Karen Thomas joins Mason as an instructor.

Caryl Welsh joins Mason as a term instructor.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Kathleen Bradley joins the Dean’s Office as administrative assistant.

Mark Cooley joins Art and Visual Technology as assistant professor of Internet and multimedia.

Constance Dinapoli joins Mason as assistant professor of dance.

Edgar Endress joins Mason as assistant professor and video artist in Art and Visual Technology.

Sue Wrbican joins Art and Visual Technology as assistant professor in photography.

School of Information Technology and Engineering

Ronald Barnes joins Electrical and Computer Engineering as assistant professor.

Diane Britton joins the Dean’s Office as assistant director of corporate relations.

Michael Casey joins Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering as assistant professor.

Rajesh Ganesan joins Systems Engineering and Operations Research as assistant professor.

Jessica Lin joins Information Software and Engineering as assistant professor.

Jill Nelson joins Electrical and Computer Engineering as assistant professor.

William Rosenberger joins Applied and Engineering Statistics as professor.

Yutao Zhong joins Computer Science as assistant professor.

School of Law

Ferdinand Schoettle joins Mason as professor of law.

School of Management

Yuan Gao joins Mason as assistant professor of finance.

Zhike Lei joins Mason as assistant professor of management.

Kumar Mehta joins Decision Science and MIS as assistant professor.

Michael Naor joins Decision Science and MIS as assistant professor.

Partha Sengupta joins Mason as assistant professor of accounting.

Min Shen joins Mason as assistant professor of accounting.

School of Public Policy

Zoltan Acs joins the school as University Professor.

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