Archive for the Gazette Archive: Movers & Shakers Category

Flexible Work Option Creates Nashville-Mason Connection

May 21, 2009

Laurie Jones

Mason employees are doing their part to support the state’s initiative to have 20 percent of eligible Virginia state employees teleworking by 2010. Since the inception of a formal flexible work policy in 2002 initiated by Mason’s Office of Human Resources and Payroll (HR), hundreds of Mason employees have taken advantage of the opportunity.

Alumni Association Names Peter Boettke Faculty Member of the Year

May 20, 2009

Peter Boettke

If there were an MVP award in academia, Mason economist and alumnus Peter J. Boettke would surely win it if his colleagues and students had anything to say about it.

Instead, they decided to nominate him for Faculty Member of the Year.

Off the Clock: Physics Professor Starts Program for Emerging Artists

May 14, 2009

Paul So

The idea of a physics professor becoming an arts entrepreneur may seem odd. But Paul So’s interest in the arts dates back to his college days at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., where he received a studio art degree while pursuing a bachelor of science in physics at Harvey Mudd College.

Hamiltonian Gallery


May 11, 2009

The following faculty promotions and actions, to take effect Aug. 25, 2009, were approved by Mason’s Board of Visitors at its May 6 meeting.

College of Education and Human Development

Michelle Buehl, Associate Professor of Education without term
Shane Caswell, Associate Professor of Education without term
Lucy Earle Reybold, Associate Professor of Education without term
Shuangbao Wang, Research Associate Professor

Staff Senate Honors Outstanding Supervisors

May 8, 2009

Faced with a pool of many outstanding supervisors, the Staff Senate couldn’t choose just one for the spring award presentation. So for the second time ever, the senate chose two: Susan Ridley, office manager in the Psychology Department, and Richard Wood, general manager and executive producer of GMU-TV.


May 6, 2009

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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Robert J. Best is a new communications officer for University Police.

Diane A. Coppage, Development Office, is retiring in June.

Mason Employees Wear More Than One Hat

May 5, 2009

Chris Johnston in grandfather's regalia

Among the many benefits of working at Mason is a tuition waiver for full and part-time faculty and staff. Some Mason employees have used the benefit to take a few courses for professional growth, but others have used the benefit to earn a degree or finish a degree.

“Mason is pleased to support the professional development of our faculty and staff through tuition waiver opportunities,” says Linda Harber, associate vice president for Human Resources and Payroll.

Amy VanMeter Is the May Employee of the Month

May 1, 2009

As a research specialist for the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM), Amy VanMeter, the May Employee of the Month, is described by her colleagues as an “independent, creative and rigorous scientist.”

Mason in the Community

April 30, 2009

Following are members of the Mason community who recently made presentations as part of Mason Speakers, the university’s speakers bureau.

For more information or to schedule a speaker, visit the web site or call 703-993-8761.

Bartoli to Head Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

April 28, 2009

Andrea Bartoli has been named the new director of Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) as of July 1.