Transitions

Posted: October 18, 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 gazette@gmu.edu.

Note: Because of the heavy volume of hires for the fall semester, this is only a partial list; another Transitions column will be published next week.

Administration

Sadiqeh Agah is a processing assistant in the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Peter J. Anderson is an evening stacks/circulation assistant in Fenwick Library.

Margaret Bernarding is an instructional research analyst in Institutional Research and Reporting.

Charles Blatchford is a technician in Electronic Classrooms.

Paul C. Bowden is the new director of Compliance.

April Breeden is a lead teacher for the Child Development Center.

LaVonne A. Browne is a psychologist/counselor in the Counseling Center.

Jennifer Ealy is a new gifts coordinator for Fenwick Library.

Nikki Elston, assistant director for programming in the Office of Student Activities, is leaving George Mason to join the staff of Georgetown as the coordinator for special programs at the Bakers Scholars for Georgetown College.

Kelly Flint is the new lab safety officer in the Laboratory Safety Office.

Cheryl Goss is a new office specialist for University Police.

John Hughes is the new assistant director of Hemlock Overlook.

Jane C. Kirsch is a new instructor in the English Language Institute.

Sang Kim is a new operations assistant in Student Union Administration.

Stephanie Rochford is the new office manager in the Development Office.

College of Education and Human Development

Jatin Ambegaonkar is an assistant professor in the School of Health, Recreation and Tourism.

John Y. Baek is an instructor of education in the IT Outreach Program.

Michelle Buehl is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education.

Monimalika Day is a new assistant professor of education.

Renee Falconer is a new associate professor in the Graduate School of Education.

William Fowler is a new associate professor in the Graduate School of Education.

Rachel Grant is a new associate professor in the Graduate School of Education.

College of Health and Human Services

Jennifer Casavant is an instructor in the School of Nursing.

William Cartwright is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

Emily Ihara is a new assistant professor in Social Work.

Kathryn Jacobsen is a new assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

Panagiota Kitsanta is a new assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Michael Bottoms is an assistant professor in History.

Courtney Brkic is an assistant professor in English.

Rebecca Bryant is an assistant professor in Anthropology.

Xiaomei Cai is an assistant professor in Communication.

Slberto Descalzo de Blas is a term assistant professor in Modern and Classical Languages.

Brian E. Daniels is a term assistant professor in Modern and Classical Languages.

Colin Dueck is an assistant professor in Public and International Affairs.

Hugh Gusterson is a new professor in Cultural Studies.

Mary Gayne is a new postdoctoral teaching fellow in History.

Shannon Davis is a new assistant professor in Sociology.

Monika Hirschbichler is a new instructor in History.

Andrea Harbin is a new assistant professor in English.

Valerie Inglis is a new receptionist/administrative assistant in English.

James B. Jones is a new internship instructor in Public and International Affairs.

Eden B. King is a new assistant professor in Psychology.

Maria Kozhevnikov is a new associate professor in Psychology.

Michael J. Kramer is a new postdoctoral Finley Fellow in History.

Sarah G. Keith is a new assistant professor in English.

Seth Kaplan is a new assistant professor in Psychology.

College of Science

Marcelo Castro is a research scientist in Computational and Data Sciences.

Robin Couch is an assistant professor in Chemistry.

Xianjun Hao is a new research scientist in the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research.

Michelle Iacoletti is a new instructor in Physics.

Richard Kraus is a new associate professor in Environmental Science and Policy.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Shanshan Cui is an assistant professor of graphic design in Art and Visual Technology.

Adriane Fang is a new assistant professor in Dance.

Amy Gerber-Stroh is a new term assistant professor.

School of Law

Randall B. Clark is a visiting assistant professor.

Nita Ghei is a new visiting assistant professor.

Allison Hayward is an assistant professor.

School of Management

Jeffrey Kulick is a new instructor in Marketing.

School of Public Policy

Andrew Hughes Hallett is a new professor of Public Policy and Economics.

Hilton L. Root is a new professor of Public Policy who is an academic and policy specialist in international political economy and development.

The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

Guoqing Diao is a new assistant professor in Statistics.

Xuxian Jiang is a new assistant professor in Information and Software Engineering.

Jens-Peter Erich Kaps is a new assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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