Posted: January 10, 2006 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


Mary Ann Braun, Health and Wellness Center, retired.

Rebecca Carpenter is the new pool manager at the Fairfax Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Rick Custer joins University Relations as director of Creative Services. He most recently was a senior associate at Caliber Associates in Fairfax, Va., and director of the Urban Institute Press in Washington, D.C.

John Eisenschmidt is the new senior systems analyst in the Technology Systems Division of ITU.

Irene Flores is a new Internet multimedia designer in Creative Services.

Ann Genovese was promoted from director of client services to assistant vice president of ITU and interim executive director of DoIT.

Donna Marie George is the new administrative office specialist for the Staff Senate.

Kathy Gillette, formerly ITU client services operations manager, is director of client relations.

Janet Hardiman, formerly assistant finance director, is director of ITU finance and procurement.

Sarah Harper is the new manager of the Johnson Center Information Desk.

Helen Hobson is the new web editor, designer and developer in Admissions.

John Kettlewell, formerly director of DoIT server and desktop support services, is director of client services in ITU.

Bob Nakles, formerly director of the ITU Project Management Office, is now executive director of the Security and Project Office.

Former Southern League Media Coordinator Jason Risley has accepted a position with George Mason as the assistant sports information director.

Walt Sevon, executive director of technology systems in ITU, is now also deputy CIO.

Fred Wharton, Safety Office, retired.

College of Arts and Sciences

Nathan Agrin is the new online history associate in the Center for History and New Media.

Cheryl Bartholomew, Women’s Studies, retired.

Courtney Brkic joins the English Department as a professor in creative writing, fiction. She graduated from the writing program at New York University and has published a collection of stories, “Stillness and Other Stories”; and a book of essays, “The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living,” in which she recounts working with a forensic team in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina excavating bodies of people killed in the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995. She has been a visiting assistant professor at Kenyon College since fall 2003.

Sally Keith joins the English Department as a professor in creative writing, poetry. She graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2000 and was for a year an extended studies student in creative writing at George Mason. She has published two books of poetry, “Dwelling Song” and “design,” the latter of which won the Colorado Prize for Poetry in 2000. She currently is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Rochester in New York.

College of Education and Human Development

Patricia W. Copeland, Center for the Advancement of Public Health, retired.

Gustavo Mellander retired.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Jerry Clapsaddle, Art and Visual Technology, retired.

School of Computational Sciences

Joseph Feldman is a new research professor.

Daniel Finkenstadt is a new research associate.

Sunita Kumari is a new postdoctoral research associate.

School of Management

Jennifer Anzaldi is the new assistant director of external relations.

Angel Burgos is the new director of the MBA Program in the School of Management. Previously, he served as assistant director for MBA Admissions at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Altreca Stark is a new undergraduate academic advisor.

School of Public Policy

Don Kash retired.

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