George Mason University

George Mason University

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George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university
Public university
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. A national university may or may not be considered a public university, depending on regions...

 based in unincorporated
Unincorporated area
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not a part of any municipality.To "incorporate" in this context means to form a municipal corporation, a city, town, or village with its own government. An unincorporated community is usually not subject to or taxed by a municipal government...

 Fairfax County
Fairfax County, Virginia
Fairfax County is a county in Virginia, in the United States. Per the 2010 Census, the population of the county is 1,081,726, making it the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 13.5% of Virginia's population...

, Virginia
Virginia
The Commonwealth of Virginia , is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax
Fairfax, Virginia
The City of Fairfax is an independent city forming an enclave within the confines of Fairfax County, in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Although politically independent of the surrounding county, the City is nevertheless the county seat....

. Additional campuses are located nearby in Arlington County
Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the United States government to form part of the new federal capital district. On February 27, 1801, the United States Congress organized the area as a subdivision of...

, Prince William County
Prince William County, Virginia
-National protected areas:* Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge* Manassas National Battlefield Park* Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge* Prince William Forest Park-Government and politics:...

, and Loudoun County
Loudoun County, Virginia
Loudoun County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the county is estimated to be home to 312,311 people, an 84 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fourth...

. The university's motto
Motto
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 is Freedom and Learning while its slogan
Slogan
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 or tagline is Where Innovation Is Tradition.

Named after American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 revolutionary
American Revolution
The American Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America...

, patriot
Patriot (American Revolution)
Patriots is a name often used to describe the colonists of the British Thirteen United Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution. It was their leading figures who, in July 1776, declared the United States of America an independent nation...

, and founding father
Founding Fathers of the United States
The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, establishing the United States Constitution, or by some...

 George Mason
George Mason
George Mason IV was an American Patriot, statesman and a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention...

, the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, founded by Thomas Jefferson...

 in 1957 and became an independent institution in 1972. Today, Mason is recognized for its strong programs in economics
Economics
Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from + , hence "rules of the house"...

, law
Law
Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus...

, creative writing
Creative writing
Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature. Works which fall into this category include novels, epics, short stories, and poems...

, and computer science
Computer science
Computer science or computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems...

. In recent years, George Mason's department of economics has twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The university enrolls over 32,500 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

History


The Virginia General Assembly
Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, established on July 30, 1619. The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members,...

 passed a resolution in January 1956, establishing a branch college of the University of Virginia
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, founded by Thomas Jefferson...

 in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia consists of several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in a widespread region generally radiating southerly and westward from Washington, D.C...

. In September 1957 the new college opened its doors to seventeen students, all of whom enrolled as freshmen in a renovated elementary school building at Bailey's Crossroads. John Norville Gibson Finley served as Director of the new branch, which was known as University College.


The city of Fairfax purchased and donated 150 acre (0.607029 km²) of land to the University of Virginia for the college's new site, which was referred to as the Fairfax Campus. In 1959, the Board of Visitors of UVA selected a permanent name for the college: George Mason College of the University of Virginia. The Fairfax campus construction planning that began in early 1960 showed visible results when the development of the first 40 acres (161,874.4 m²) of Fairfax Campus began in 1962. In the Fall of 1964 the new campus welcomed 356 students.

Local jurisdictions of Fairfax County
Fairfax County, Virginia
Fairfax County is a county in Virginia, in the United States. Per the 2010 Census, the population of the county is 1,081,726, making it the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 13.5% of Virginia's population...

, Arlington County
Arlington County, Virginia
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the United States government to form part of the new federal capital district. On February 27, 1801, the United States Congress organized the area as a subdivision of...

, and the cities of Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2009, the city had a total population of 139,966. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles south of downtown Washington, D.C.Like the rest of northern Virginia, as well as...

 and Falls Church
Falls Church, Virginia
The City of Falls Church is an independent city in Virginia, United States, in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The city population was 12,332 in 2010, up from 10,377 in 2000. Taking its name from The Falls Church, an 18th-century Anglican parish, Falls Church gained township status within...

 agreed to appropriate $3 million to purchase land adjacent to Mason to provide for a 600 acres (2.4 km²) Fairfax Campus in 1966 with the intention that the institution would expand into a regional university of major proportions, including the granting of graduate degrees.

On April 7, 1972 the Virginia General Assembly
Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, established on July 30, 1619. The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members,...

 enacted legislation which separated George Mason College from its parent institution, the University of Virginia
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, founded by Thomas Jefferson...

. Renamed that day by the legislation, George Mason College became George Mason University.

In 1978, the George Mason University Foundation purchased the former Kann's department store in Arlington. In March 1979 the Virginia General Assembly authorized the establishment of the George Mason University School of Law (GMUSL) – contingent on the transfer of the Kann's building to George Mason University. GMUSL began operations in that building on July 1, 1979 and received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in 1980. The ABA granted full approval to GMUSL in 1986.

Also, in 1979, the university moved all of its athletic programs to NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

 Division I. Enrollment that year passed 11,000. The university opened its Arlington campus in 1982, two blocks from the Virginia Square-GMU station
Virginia Square-GMU (Washington Metro)
Virginia Square-GMU is a side platformed Washington Metro station in the Virginia Square neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, United States. The station opened on December 1, 1979, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority...

 in Arlington. In 1986 the university's governing body, the Board of Visitors, approved a new master plan for the year based on an enrollment of 20,000 full-time students with housing for 5,000 students by 1995. That same year university housing opened to bring the total number of residential students to 700.

Through a bequest of Russian immigrant Shelley Krasnow the University established the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study brings together researchers from many disciplines to study the phenomenon known as mind. An academic unit of George Mason University, the Institute for Advanced Study also serves as a center for doctoral education in such areas as neuroscience and...

 in 1991. The Institute was created to further the understanding of the mind and intelligence by combining the fields of cognitive psychology
Cognitive psychology
Cognitive psychology is a subdiscipline of psychology exploring internal mental processes.It is the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems.Cognitive psychology differs from previous psychological approaches in two key ways....

, neurobiology, and artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it. AI textbooks define the field as "the study and design of intelligent agents" where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its...

. In 1992, Mason's new Prince William Institute began classes in a temporary site in Manassas, Virginia
Manassas, Virginia
The City of Manassas is an independent city surrounded by Prince William County and the independent city of Manassas Park in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Its population was 37,821 as of 2010. Manassas also surrounds the county seat for Prince William County but that county...

. The Institute moved to a permanent 124 acre (0.50181064 km²) site located on the Rt. 234
Virginia State Route 234
State Route 234 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. It runs from U.S. Route 1 near Dumfries via Independent Hill, a bypass of Manassas, and Catharpin to U.S...

 bypass, ten miles (16 km) south of Manassas, by the year 1997, and is now known as the Prince William Campus. The university graduated more than 5,000 students that following spring.

While George Mason University is young compared to established research universities in Virginia, it has grown rapidly, reaching an enrollment of 30,714 students in 2008. According to a 2005 report issued by the university, enrollment is expected to reach 35,000 students by 2011 with more than 7,000 resident students.

In 2002, Mason celebrated its 30th anniversary as a university by launching its first capital campaign, trying to raise $110 million. The school raised $142 million, $32 million more than its goal. The George Mason University logo, originally designed in 1982, was updated in 2004.

In 2008, the School of Management celebrated its 30th anniversary. Also, in 2008 Mason changed its mascot from the "Gunston" animal to the "Patriot".

Fairfax Campus


The main campus of George Mason University is situated on 677 acres (2.7 km²) just south of the City of Fairfax, Virginia in central Fairfax County
Fairfax County, Virginia
Fairfax County is a county in Virginia, in the United States. Per the 2010 Census, the population of the county is 1,081,726, making it the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 13.5% of Virginia's population...

, approximately 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a permanent national capital as permitted by the U.S. Constitution....

 The Fairfax campus is served on the Washington Metro
Washington Metro
The Washington Metro, commonly called Metro, and unofficially Metrorail, is the rapid transit system in Washington, D.C., United States, and its surrounding suburbs. It is administered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority , which also operates Metrobus service under the Metro name...

 by the Vienna station on the Orange line
Orange Line (Washington Metro)
The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 rapid transit stations from Vienna to New Carrollton. It has stations in Fairfax County and Arlington, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Prince George's County, Maryland. Half of the line's stations are shared with the Blue Line, and over...

. A 15 minute shuttle in addition to the CUE
City-University-Energysaver
CUE Bus is a bus service operated by the city of Fairfax, Virginia, and is completely separate from the Fairfax Connector bus service run by Fairfax County....

 bus, free for students with a Mason ID card, serves the students through routes from the Metro station to the University.

Design and construction


In the early 1960s four buildings were constructed around a lawn in Fairfax, appropriately named East, West, North (later, Krug Hall), and South (later, Finley Hall). The first four structures, today dubbed "The Original Four," "around a lawn" were understood as a clear reference to the buildings around The Lawn
The Lawn
The Lawn is a large, terraced grassy court at the historic center of Jefferson's academic community at the University of Virginia. The design shows Jefferson's mastery of Palladian architecture...

 of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville is an independent city geographically surrounded by but separate from Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom.The official population estimate for...

. In addition, in the words of the architects, the architecture of the buildings was meant to reflect Jeffersonian
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom , the third President of the United States and founder of the University of Virginia...

 influence through the use of red brick with buff colored mortar, white vertical columns, and sloped shingled roofs.

Master plans were developed to incorporate further development, which saw new additions such as Fenwick Library and Lecture Hall. By 1979 master plan development was handled by the firm of Sasaki & Associates
Hideo Sasaki
Sasaki Hideo was an influential American landscape architect.-Biography:Sasaki Hideo was born in Reedley, California, on 25 November 1919. He grew up working on his family's California truck farm, and harvesting crops on Arizona farms. He began his college studies at the University of California,...

, which continued to work alongside the university in the years that followed. Student housing first became available in 1977. The 1980s saw the university expand with a new building being added on each year, including the Patriot Center
Patriot Center
The Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat arena in Fairfax, Virginia. It is located on the campus of George Mason University , and has attracted 9.6 million people to over 2,958 events. In 2010, the Patriot Center was ranked No. 7 nationwide and No...

. As well as the construction of the Fairfax campuses network of hot and cold water piping that provides power efficient, centralized heating and cooling for the university's buildings.

Recent years have once again brought a new construction boom to the Fairfax campus, which is currently undergoing a massive, $900 million construction campaign (between 2002–2012) based on the 2002 University Master Plan. This has brought about a huge influx of new buildings to campus, and renovations of existing buildings, most recently:

Building Name / Type / Description - Completion Date
  • Southside - New - All you can eat style dining hall - Fall 2008
  • Recreation and Athletic Complex [RAC] - Renovated/Expanded - Fall 2009
  • Hampton Roads - New - Student housing for ~400 - Fall 2010
  • Pilot House - New - Late night dinner open from 5pm to 4am - Fall 2010
  • Performing Arts Building - Expansion - Expanded teaching and performing space for College of Visual and Performing Arts - Fall 2010
  • Student Union I [SUB I] - Renovation/Expansion - Fall 2011
  • Student Union II [SUB II] - Renovated - Spring 2011
  • Rogers and Whitetop Halls- Suite and Apartment style Residence Halls - Under Construction - Spring 2012
  • Thompson Hall - Under Renovation - Fall 2011
  • Science & Technology II Renovation/Expansion - Under Renovation/Construction - 2013
  • Fenwick Library Renovation/Expansion - Design Phase - 2014

Housing and residence life


Fairfax is the only campus of George Mason University with on-campus student housing. The campus is divided up into three neighborhoods, which combine house approximately 5,400 students. A seventh housing area is currently under construction to house an additional 600 students and more dining facilities.

Shenandoah (formerly Southeast):
  • Liberty Square - Upperclassmen - Completed 2003, and housing approximately 500 students in two and four person apartments. Each apartment is fully furnished, and contains a kitchen and living/dining area.
  • Potomac Heights - Upperclassmen - Completed 2004, and housing approximately 500 students in apartments which can accommodate two, four or six students in single and double bedrooms. Each apartment is fully furnished, and contains a kitchen and living/dining area.
  • Presidents Park - Freshmen - Completed in 1989, and housing approximately 1,100 students in twelve halls (Adams, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Harrison, Lincoln, Truman, Jackson, Madison, Wilson, Jefferson, Monroe, Washington). All rooms are fully furnished and residents reside in double, triple, or quad rooms and use shared common bathrooms cleaned daily by janitorial staff. By Fall 2011 all halls will have been renovated within the last 4 years. The twelve resident halls surround Eisenhower hall in the center, a non-residential building which contains a late night diner called Ike's (open until 4am), a large study lounge, a handful of small group study rooms, HDTV lounge with a pool table and vending machines.


Rappahannock (formerly Central):
  • Chesapeake - Upperclassmen - Completed 2004, and housing approximately 800 students among its 4 halls (Blue Ridge, Sandbridge (formerly named Shenandoah), Piedmont, Tidewater) in suite-style apartments for four people which vary in combining single and double bedrooms, all which share a common bathroom. Each apartment is fully furnished, and each floor of every building contains at least two large study rooms (in some cases three). Blue Ridge currently houses the One Stop Patriot Shop convenience store on its lower level. Additionally, Tidewater is the location of GMU's very own Red Mango and Auntie Anne’s, open in Fall 2011.
  • Dominion - Upperclassmen - Completed in 1981, and housing approximately 500 students in suite-style double occupancy rooms, which share bathrooms with the adjacent suite. All rooms are fully furnished and each floor contains a single study lounge. Renovations are currently being planned.
  • Eastern Shore - Freshmen Honors College Students - Completed in 2009, and housing approximately 200 students in suite-style rooms holding up to four residents sharing a single bathroom. Each cluster of 16 students has access to a common living room, kitchen and study space.
  • University Commons - Freshmen - Completed in 1986, and housing approximately 500 students in seven halls (Amherst, Brunswick, Carroll, Dickenson, Essex, Franklin, and Grayson). All rooms are fully furnished and residents reside in single, double, or triple rooms and use shared common bathrooms cleaned daily by janitorial staff. Renovations are currently scheduled to take place in phases, and will be completed by 2013.


Aquia(formerly Northwest):
  • Commonwealth - Upperclassman - Completed in 1981, and housing approximately 500 students in suite-style double occupancy rooms, which share bathrooms with the adjacent suite. All rooms are fully furnished and each floor contains a single study lounge. Renovations are currently being planned.
  • Hampton Roads - All Students - Completed in 2010 and housing approximately 400 students. Hampton Roads is also home to the Pilot House (open until 4am), Mason's second on-campus late night diner.
  • Northern Neck - Upperclassman - Completed in 2008 and housing approximately 400 students. Northern Neck is also home to Mason's only Starbucks, located in its first floor.
  • Student Apartments - Upperclassman - Completed in 1977 and housing approximately 500 students, in bedroom apartments, each bedroom accommodating two students and each suite sharing one bathroom. Suites has between one, to three bedrooms and are fully furnished, and contains a small kitchen and combined living/dining area.
  • Townhouses - Upperclassman - 35 two-bedroom townhouses located 1/8 of a mile north of the campus on State Route 123
  • Rogers and Whitetop (Housing VIII) - TBD - Opening in spring 2012, Rogers and Whitetop contain suite-style and suite-with-kitchen style accommodations. These buildings will temporarily house the residents of University Commons during dorm renovations.


Former Buildings:
  • Patriot Village

In summer 2008 the Patriot Village area was demolished to make room for the RAC (an on campus gym complex). Patriots Village consisted of dozens of permanent modulars
Mobile home
Mobile homes or static caravans are prefabricated homes built in factories, rather than on site, and then taken to the place where they will be occupied...

 located just outside of Patriot Circle, east of Ox Road, offering modular and suite-style units.
Johnson Center

The George W. Johnson Learning Center, more commonly known as the Johnson Center or JC, is the central hub on campus, completed in 1995 and named after University President of 18-years, George W. Johnson. Located in the center of campus, the $30 million, 320000 square feet (29,729 m²) building was built as the first of its kind building on any American campus, acting both as a library
Library
In a traditional sense, a library is a large collection of books, and can refer to the place in which the collection is housed. Today, the term can refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services...

 and a student union
Student activity center
A student activity center is a type of building found on university campuses. In the United States, such a building is more often called a student union, student commons, or student center...

. The ground floor includes a buffet style restaurant named the Bistro, the campus radio station WGMU Radio
WGMU Radio
- Introduction :WGMU Radio Station is located on the Fairfax campus of Virginia's George Mason University. Offices are in Student Union Building II, The HUB, suite 1201 and studios/broadcasting facilities are located on the ground floor in the George W. Johnson Center. WGMU has a history dating...

, a coffee shop named Jazzman's, 300-seat movie theater, and Dewberry Hall. The main floor includes the campus bookstore, a large food court with several fast food restaurants, a patisserie and the ground floor of the library. The second and third floors of the Johnson Center are primarily used by the library, with multiple group meeting rooms, computer labs, and a full service restaurant named George's located on the third floor.

The Johnson Center serves as the center for student life with many activities and productions sponsored by Program Board and Student Government. In 2004 during the Democratic Primaries
Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2004
The 2004 Democratic presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 U.S. presidential election...

, Senator John Kerry
John Kerry
John Forbes Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, the 10th most senior U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, but lost to former President George W...

, the eventual Democratic Nominee for President, visited George Mason University and gave a speech on the floor of the Johnson Center. In 2007, shortly after announcing on his website that he would establish a presidential exploratory committee
Exploratory Committee
In the election politics of the United States, an exploratory committee is an organization established to help determine whether a potential candidate should run for an elected office. They are most often cited in reference to United States Presidential hopefuls, prior to the primaries.Exploratory...

, Senator Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

 gave a speech at the "Yes We Can" rally at the Johnson Center atrium. The next week he formally announced his intentions of running for president.
Center for the Arts


The Center for the Arts includes a 2,000-seat Concert Hall built in 1990. The concert hall can be converted into a more intimate 800-seat theater. Most Center for the Arts events take place here, including operas, orchestras, ballets, and musical and theatrical performances such as Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi , better known by his stage name Kid Cudi , sometimes stylized KiD CuDi, is an American rapper, singer and actor. He first gained major attention after the release of his debut mixtape A Kid Named Cudi. In 2009, his single "Day 'n' Nite" reached the top five of the...

 in 2010.
Patriot Center

The Patriot Center
Patriot Center
The Patriot Center is a 10,000-seat arena in Fairfax, Virginia. It is located on the campus of George Mason University , and has attracted 9.6 million people to over 2,958 events. In 2010, the Patriot Center was ranked No. 7 nationwide and No...

 is a 10,000 seat arena, home court for the Men's and Women's basketball
George Mason Patriots
The George Mason Patriots are the athletic teams of George Mason University. The school's athletic program includes 22 NCAA Division I varsity sports, consisting of 11 men's and 11 women's teams...

 team. The Patriot Center is also host to over 100 concerts and events throughout the year, annually attracting major performers like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is an American circus company. The company was started when the circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum was merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Ringling brothers purchased the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1907, but ran the circuses...

.
Aquatic and Fitness Center

The 68000 square feet (6,317.4 m²) Aquatic and Fitness Center opened in 1998 at a cost of $11 million. The center includes an Olympic size swimming pool
Olympic size swimming pool
An Olympic-size swimming pool is the type of swimming pool used in the Olympic Games, where the race course is 50 meters in length. This is typically referred to as "long course", delineating it from "short course" which applies to competitions in pools that are either 25 meters or 25 yards in...

 containing eight 50-meter lanes, twenty-two 25 yards (22.9 m) lanes, two movable bulkheads, and a diving area equipped with two 1-meter and two 3-meter spring boards, a Warm-water recreational pool
Swimming pool
A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or simply a pool, is a container filled with water intended for swimming or water-based recreation. There are many standard sizes; the largest is the Olympic-size swimming pool...

, Locker rooms, a whirlpool
Hot tub
A hot tub is a large tub or small pool full of heated water and used for soaking, relaxation, massage, or hydrotherapy. In most cases, they have jets for massage purposes. Hot tubs are usually located outdoors, and are often sheltered for protection from the elements, as well as for privacy....

, a coed sauna
Sauna
A sauna is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary facilities....

, and a family changing room.
Fenwick Library

Fenwick Library was originally built in 1967, with additions in 1974, a tower in 1983, and renovations in 2005–2006. It was named for Charles Rogers Fenwick, one of George Mason's founders. Fenwick Library is the main research library
Research library
A research library is a library which contains an in-depth collection of material on one or several subjects . A research library will generally include primary sources as well as secondary sources...

 at George Mason. Its resources include: most of the university's books, microfilms, print and bound journals, government documents, and maps. Electronic resources include networked and stand-alone CD-ROM
CD-ROM
A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible to, but not writable by, a computer for data storage and music playback. The 1985 “Yellow Book” standard developed by Sony and Philips adapted the format to hold any form of binary data....

s, the libraries' online catalog
OPAC
An Online Public Access Catalog is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries...

, a number of databases available through the libraries' membership in various consortia, and Internet access
Internet access
Many technologies and service plans for Internet access allow customers to connect to the Internet.Consumer use first became popular through dial-up connections in the 20th century....

. Another important collection of research materials housed in Fenwick is the Government Documents collection. This collection includes both federal and Virginia state documents. Both sets of documents contain items from the administrative, legislative
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C....

, and judicial branches of government, and constitute an invaluable source of primary source materials for students and faculty in political science
Political science
Political Science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, government and politics. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behavior...

, public policy
Policy
A policy is typically described as a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome. The term is not normally used to denote what is actually done, this is normally referred to as either procedure or protocol...

, sociology
Sociology
Sociology is the study of society. It is a social science—a term with which it is sometimes synonymous—which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity...

, business
Business
A business is an organization engaged in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners. Businesses may also be not-for-profit...

 and other fields. There is also a special GIS center in Fenwick Library which conducts GIS drop-in sessions every week.

George Mason is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area serves as an intellectual resource for the students and faculty of the member universities in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area....

, granting it access to resources of thirteen other libraries in the District of Columbia.

Arlington Campus



The 5.2 acres (21,043.7 m²) Arlington campus was established in 1979 by the Virginia General Assembly
Virginia General Assembly
The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere, established on July 30, 1619. The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members,...

 for the newly founded law school
George Mason University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in Virginia, United States...

. In 1980, graduate and professional programs were also offered in the building, a converted Kann's department store. Since then the school has grown to offer a multitude of graduate degrees. In 1996, Arlington's campus began its first phase in a three phase campus redevelopment project. In 1998, Hazel Hall was completed to house the law school, the Mercatus Center
Mercatus Center
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University in the United States is a non-profit market-oriented research, education, and outreach think tank affiliated with the Koch family. It works with policy experts, lobbyists, and government officials to connect academic learning and real-world practice...

, and the Institute for Humane Studies
Institute for Humane Studies
The Institute for Humane Studies is a classical liberal non-profit organization whose stated mission is “to support the achievement of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and in...

. The second phase, to be completed in 2010, is underway for a 250000 square feet (23,225.8 m²) building named Founders Hall is to house the Schools of Public Policy, Education and Human Development, Information Technology
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

, Engineering
Engineering
Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize improvements to the lives of...

, Management
Management
Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively...

, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Computational Science
Computational science
Computational science is the field of study concerned with constructing mathematical models and quantitative analysis techniques and using computers to analyze and solve scientific problems...

, and the College of Visual & Performing Arts and academic and student supports services. Arlington's campus is projected to reach an enrollment of 10,000 students by the completion of its redevelopment.

The Arlington campus is served on the Washington Metro
Washington Metro
The Washington Metro, commonly called Metro, and unofficially Metrorail, is the rapid transit system in Washington, D.C., United States, and its surrounding suburbs. It is administered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority , which also operates Metrobus service under the Metro name...

 by the Virginia Square-GMU station on the Orange line
Orange Line (Washington Metro)
The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 rapid transit stations from Vienna to New Carrollton. It has stations in Fairfax County and Arlington, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Prince George's County, Maryland. Half of the line's stations are shared with the Blue Line, and over...

. The station is located approximately two blocks west of the campus.

Prince William Campus


George Mason's Prince William campus opened on August 25, 1997 in Manassas
Manassas, Virginia
The City of Manassas is an independent city surrounded by Prince William County and the independent city of Manassas Park in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Its population was 37,821 as of 2010. Manassas also surrounds the county seat for Prince William County but that county...

. It is located on 124 acre (0.50181064 km²) of land. The campus offers a high-tech/bio-tech and emphasizes bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is the application of computer science and information technology to the field of biology and medicine. Bioinformatics deals with algorithms, databases and information systems, web technologies, artificial intelligence and soft computing, information and computation theory, software...

, biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bioproducts. Biotechnology also utilizes these products for manufacturing purpose...

, forensic biosciences educational and research programs in addition to computer and information technology
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

. The campus also offers creative programs of instruction, research, and public/private partnerships in the Prince William County area.

Prince William offers an M.A. in New Professional Studies in Teaching, an M.A.I.S. with a concentration in Recreation Resources Management, a B.S. in Administration of Justice, undergraduate programs in health, fitness, and 'Recreation Resources', graduate programs in exercise, fitness and 'Health Promotion', and nontraditional programs through continuing and professional education in geographic information systems and facility management.

Prince William also boasts the 300-seat Verizon Auditorium, the 110000 square feet (10,219.3 m²) Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, and a 85000 square feet (7,896.8 m²), $46 million Hylton Performing Arts Center
Hylton Performing Arts Center
The Hylton Performing Arts Center is a $46 million performance facility located on the Prince William County, Virginia campus of George Mason University. The center is a joint venture that was funded 60 percent by Prince William County, 30 pecent by the university and 10 percent by the City of...

 which opened in 2010. Other buildings on the Prince William campus include the Occoquan Building, which houses various academic, research, and administrative resources including a Student Health clinic, Bull Run Hall, a 100000 square feet (9,290.3 m²) building which opened in the fall of 2004, and Discovery Hall, which was completed in 1998 at a cost of $20.4 million.

Loudoun Campus


In the fall of 2005, the university opened a site in Loudoun County, Virginia
Loudoun County, Virginia
Loudoun County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the county is estimated to be home to 312,311 people, an 84 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fourth...

. Several months later, it announced the gift of 123 acre (0.49776378 km²) of land by Greenvest, LLC, to build a fourth suburban campus. The campus was scheduled to open in 2009. However, the proposal was voted down by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, as part of the larger Dulles South project. Greenvest rescinded the gift. Committed to expanding its presence in Loudoun, the university has now proposed a possible joint campus with Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College, often abbreviated NVCC and colloquially as NOVA, comprises several locations in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and is both the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States and the largest educational institution in the...

. The campus would be located in Broadlands, Virginia
Broadlands, Virginia
Broadlands is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia. The population as of the 2010 Census was 12,313.-Travel Distances:From the center of Broadlands, by car; it is 32.8 miles to Washington DC, 9.3 miles to IAD Washington Dulles International Airport.-Housing Market:The average price...

.

Mason's current Loudoun site offers several graduate programs; an MA in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration is a :master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out...

, Masters and doctoral programs in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), a graduate degree in nursing
Nursing
Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death....

, and a Master of Science in telecommunications. The Loudon campus also offers five undergraduate programs; a minor in business and management, certificates in the College of Education and Human Development, a BS in health science, a minor in information technology
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

, and an introductory course in social work
Social work
Social Work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of an individual, group, or community by intervening through research, policy, community organizing, direct practice, and teaching on behalf of those afflicted with poverty or any real or...

. Other graduate level courses, such as those offered by the Department of Information and Software Engineering, are periodically taught at the site.

Ras Al Khaimah


George Mason opened a 'campus' in the Ras Al Khaimah emirate of the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

 in 2005. No one ever graduated from the Ras al Khaimah 'campus' and it never grew beyond one building. The Ras Al Khaimah 'campus' nominally offered three undergraduate Bachelors of Science degrees in biology
Biology
Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines...

, business administration, and electronics and communications engineering. They subsequently added a course in "educational leadership and management."

On February 27, 2009, Mason announced they would close the Ras Al Khamimah campus at the end of the Spring 2009 semester. University Provost, Peter Stearns
Peter Stearns
Peter N. Stearns is a professor at George Mason University, where he is provost with almost forty years of experience as a teacher and administrator. Stearns was Chair of the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University and also served as the Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and...

, cited that the relationship between George Mason University and the partner foundation in RAK worked smoothly until early 2009. He explained that the foundation would be reducing the financial support as well as attempting to change the academic reporting structure. In an e-mail to students Stearns wrote, "We have not been able to reach agreement with our RAK partner on a budget and administrative structure that, in our judgment, assures our ability to provide an education that meets Mason standards."

Academics



The university has strength in the basic and applied sciences with critical mass in proteomics
Proteomics
Proteomics is the large-scale study of proteins, particularly their structures and functions. Proteins are vital parts of living organisms, as they are the main components of the physiological metabolic pathways of cells. The term "proteomics" was first coined in 1997 to make an analogy with...

, neuroscience
Neuroscience
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics,...

 and computational sciences
Computer science
Computer science or computing science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems...

. Research support comes to Mason faculty from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health are an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and are the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. Its science and engineering counterpart is the National Science Foundation...

, NASA
NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research...

, the National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health...

 and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military...

. Likewise, the Center for Secure Information Systems is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) as well as a Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency.

Mason's Center for History and New Media
Center for History and New Media
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University was established by Roy Rosenzweig in 1994 to research and use digital media and information technology in historical research, education, digital tools and resources, digital preservation, and outreach.- Digital preservation...

 attracts more than one million visitors to its websites every month.

Mason's Center for Global Education's study abroad
Study abroad
Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a country other than one's own. This can include primary, secondary and post-secondary students...

 program has been rated highly offering dozens of programs ranging from one-week spring break programs to full year programs..

Mason's flagship Study Abroad experience is the prestigious Oxford Honors Program in which highly qualified students endure a rigorous application and interview process and, if selected, travel to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 where they study for 6–12 months as matriculated students of Oxford University.

Mason was awarded $25 million in 2005 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health , an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services...

 (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health are an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and are the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. Its science and engineering counterpart is the National Science Foundation...

, for construction of a Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at the Prince William Campus in Manassas.

Rankings


US News & World Report Undergraduate rankings include:
  • 138 (Tier 1) – National Universities Rankings 2011
  • 2nd – new category of "Up-and-coming National Universities" 2011
  • 69th – Top Public National Universities 2011
  • 88th – Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2011
  • 31st – The Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department for Best Engineering Schools in Industrial and Manufacturing, 2009


US News & World Report Graduate program rankings include:
  • 40th – Law 2011
  • 51st – Political Science 2011
  • 64th – History 2011
  • 45th – Public Affairs 2011
  • 79th – Nursing 2011
  • 66th – Education 2011
  • 70th – Part time MBA 2011
  • 8th – Industrial Organization Psychology PhD program 2001
  • 63rd – Computer Science 2011


Other rankings:
  • The School of Public Policy is ranked 1st in the nation for federally-funded public policy, public affairs, public administration and political science research.
  • The university is ranked 58th in North America and 75th worldwide by the web-based Webometrics Ranking of World Universities
  • 4th most diverse university in the nation, by the Princeton Review in 2008.
  • 8th in the world political economy
    Political economy
    Political economy originally was the term for studying production, buying, and selling, and their relations with law, custom, and government, as well as with the distribution of national income and wealth, including through the budget process. Political economy originated in moral philosophy...

    , 30th in public economics by econphd.net., the Southern Economic Journal ranks Mason economics as 3rd in Methodology and History of Economic Thought, 9th in General Economics and Teaching, 11th in Law and Economics, 25th in Public Economics and 25th in Microeconomics.

Schools and colleges


Research at Mason is organized into centers, laboratories, and collaborative programs. These include the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, New Century College, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study brings together researchers from many disciplines to study the phenomenon known as mind. An academic unit of George Mason University, the Institute for Advanced Study also serves as a center for doctoral education in such areas as neuroscience and...

, the School of Computational Sciences, the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering
Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering
The Volgenau School of Engineering is located in the Fairfax campus of George Mason University in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Volgenau School offers programs at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The school will move in the first semester of 2009 to a new building, which is a LEED certified...

, the School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in Virginia, United States...

, the School of Public Policy
George Mason University School of Public Policy
The School of Public Policy is a school at George Mason University.- Overview :The School of Public Policy is claimed to be the leading university-based public policy institution in the Washington, D.C., metro area...

, the College of Science, and the School of Management. In addition, Mason's Office of the Provost
Provost (education)
A provost is the senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and Australia, the equivalent of a pro-vice-chancellor at some institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland....

 includes research centers that deal with economics, global education, and teaching excellence.

In addition to a business undergraduate major and minor, Mason's School of Management has graduate programs for the Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) with a wide variety of concentrations/specializations, an Executive Master of Business Administration degree (EMBA), a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), a joint MBA/MSA degree and a Master of Science in Technology Management degree.

Athletics


The school's sports teams are called the Patriots. The university's men's and women's sports teams participate in the NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

's Division I, and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association
Colonial Athletic Association
The Colonial Athletic Association is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose full-time members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. Most of its members are public universities, with five in Virginia alone, and the conference is headquartered in Richmond,...

, or CAA. The school's colors are green and gold. George Mason has two NCAA Division I National Championship to its credit; 1985
1985 in sports
1985 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup:** Men's overall season champion: Marc Girardelli, Luxembourg** Women's overall season champion: Michela Figini, Switzerland-American football:...

 Women's Soccer
NCAA Women's Soccer Championship
NCAA Women's Soccer Championships are divided into three divisions. This article lists NCAA Women's soccer championships.-Division I:The NCAA began conducting a Women's Division I Soccer Championship tournament in 1982 with a 12-team tournament...

 and 1996
1996 in sports
1996 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.-Alpine skiing:* Alpine Skiing World Cup** Men's overall season champion: Lasse Kjus, Norway** Women's overall season champion: Katja Seizinger, Germany-American football:...

 Men's Indoor Track & Field
NCAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Championship
NCAA team champions for Men's Indoor Track and Field-See also:*NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship*NCAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship*NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship*Pre-NCAA Indoor Track and Field Champions...

.

George Mason University was catapulted into the national spotlight in March 2006, when its men's basketball team advanced to the Final Four
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single-elimination tournament held each spring in the United States, featuring 68 college basketball teams, to determine the national championship in the top tier of college basketball...

 of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball as a culmination of the 2005–06 basketball season...

 by defeating the Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
The Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represents Michigan State University and competes in the Big Ten Conference of NCAA Division I. The team currently plays at the Breslin Student Events Center...

, the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels
2005–06 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team
-Recruiting:- Roster :-Schedule:-Team players drafted into the NBA:-References:...

, the Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State Shockers men's basketball
The Wichita State Shockers basketball team is the NCAA Division I men's basketball program of Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. They currently compete in the Missouri Valley Conference...

, and the top-seeded Connecticut Huskies
Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
The Connecticut Huskies is the name of the men's college basketball team representing the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, Connecticut, USA. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Big East Conference...

. Their "Cinderella
Cinderella (sports)
In American and Canadian sports, a Cinderella or "Cinderella Story" refers to a team or player who advances much further in a tournament or career than originally anticipated. Cinderellas tend to gain much media and fan attention as they move closer to the championship game at the end of the...

" journey ended in the Final Four with a loss to the eventual tournament champion Florida Gators by a score of 73–58. As a result of the team's success in the tournament, the Patriots were ranked 8th in the final ESPN
ESPN
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, commonly known as ESPN, is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-taped event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming....

/USA Today
USA Today
USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It was founded by Al Neuharth. The newspaper vies with The Wall Street Journal for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, something it previously held since 2003...

 Poll for the 2005–06 season.
2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
The 2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 6, 2005, progressed through the regular season and conference tournaments, and concluded with the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on April 3, 2006 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana...

 The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

, The Washington Post
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation...

, Baltimore Sun, and USA Today
USA Today
USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It was founded by Al Neuharth. The newspaper vies with The Wall Street Journal for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, something it previously held since 2003...

featured the story on their front pages, and was ranked by several publications as the sports story of the year.

The Patriots, who had never won an NCAA tournament game before 2006, became the first team from the CAA to crash the Final Four and were the first true mid-major
Mid-major
Mid-major is a term used in American Division I college sports, to refer to athletic conferences that are not among the major six conferences...

 conference team since 1979 to do so (that year, the Larry Bird
Larry Bird
Larry Joe Bird is a former American NBA basketball player and coach. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons, spearheading one of the NBA's most formidable frontcourts that included center Robert Parish...

-led Indiana State Sycamores as a #1 seed, and the Penn Quakers as a #9 seed both reached the Final Four). As #11-seeds, the 2006 Patriots also tied the 1986 LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers
The LSU Tigers are the athletic teams of Louisiana State University. They participate in the NCAA's Division I, in the Southeastern Conference. It fields teams in 14 varsity sports . Its official team nickname is the Fighting Tigers and the school mascot is Mike the Tiger...

 as the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Final Four.

In 2008, the Patriots returned to the NCAA Tournament
2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball as a culmination of the 2007–08 basketball season...

 after winning the CAA Tournament. They were given a 12 seed and matched up against 5th-seeded Notre Dame
2007-08 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team
The 2007–08 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team represent the University of Notre Dame in the college basketball season of 2007-08, competing in the Big East Conference. The team is led by eighth-year head coach, Mike Brey, and play their home games in the Edmund P...

. The Patriots were unable to make another miracle run, losing to the Irish by a score of 68–50.

Organizations


George Mason offers more than 200 clubs and organizations, including 16 fraternities, 15 sororities, 24 International-student organizations, 25 religious organizations, a student programming board, student government, club sports, debate team, and student media. The Office of Student Involvement at Mason administrates Student Government, Program Board, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Recognized Student Organization (RSO), Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), and Weekends at Mason (WAM). Mason also offers an Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 ROTC program, called The "Patriot Battalion." Mason's club sports include ultimate frisbee
Ultimate (sport)
Ultimate is a sport played with a 175 gram flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football or rugby...

, crew
Rowing (sport)
Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water...

, equestrian
Equestrianism
Equestrianism more often known as riding, horseback riding or horse riding refers to the skill of riding, driving, or vaulting with horses...

, field hockey
Field hockey
Field Hockey, or Hockey, is a team sport in which a team of players attempts to score goals by hitting, pushing or flicking a ball into an opposing team's goal using sticks...

, football, lacrosse, underwater hockey
Underwater hockey
Underwater hockey is a global non-contact sport in which two teams compete to maneuver a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into goals.-Play:...

, fencing, and rugby.

The George Mason University Forensics program is one of the top ranked competitive speech teams in the United States and has achieved international recognition in the field of communication studies. The team was founded in 1970 and has won nearly 10,000 individual speech awards. In 2010 the team placed 4th at the American Forensics Association National Tournament and won the International Forensics Association Championship. The Forensics Program has been extremely active on the George Mason campus with an active Community Service Committee. GMU hosts the annual Virginia is for Lovers collegiate speech tournament, the Patriot Games scholastic speech competition (which in 2009 had over 1,000 entries), and also will host the 2011 Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament. Currently Dr. Peter Pober is the Program Director with Jeremy Hodgson as Assistant Director.

Media


Mason offers two regular print publications, Broadside
Broadside (newspaper)
-History:Broadside, George Mason University's official student newspaper, began its life as The Gunston Ledger. The Gunston Ledger, whose first issue appeared on the then George Mason College campus located in Bailey's Crossroads, VA on October 15, 1963, was an eight-page monthly printed on 12 inch...

, the student newspaper
Student newspaper
A student newspaper is a newspaper run by students of a university, high school, middle school, or other school. These papers traditionally cover local and, primarily, school or university news....

, and the Mason Gazette, the University-published newspaper. Mason also operates a Campus radio
Campus radio
Campus radio is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. Programming may be exclusively by students, or may include programmers from the wider community in which the radio station is based...

 station, WGMU Radio
WGMU Radio
- Introduction :WGMU Radio Station is located on the Fairfax campus of Virginia's George Mason University. Offices are in Student Union Building II, The HUB, suite 1201 and studios/broadcasting facilities are located on the ground floor in the George W. Johnson Center. WGMU has a history dating...

. The online radio station offers music, entertainment, news, and public affairs relating to the University community, regional area and the country. GMU-TV is the university's professional Educational-access television station. GMU-TV is an award-winning leader in educational, informational and public interest programming. The unit offers a broad spectrum of content, ranging from public affairs and humanities to science, medicine and the arts. The Mason Cable Network, or MCN, is the student organized and operated station, and offers student produced entertainment and information on campus channel 89, available on the Fairfax campus of GMU. Mason also sponsors several student-run publications through its Office of Student Media, including the VoxPop, a feature magazine, Connect2Mason, an online media and news convergence Web site, Volition, an undergraduate student literary and art magazine, Phoebe, a graduate literary journal, So to Speak, a feminist literary journal, GMView and Senior Speak, an annual yearbook publication and video, New Voices in Public Policy, School of Public Policy student journal, and Hispanic Culture Review, a student bilingual (Spanish/English) journal on Hispanic literature and culture. Mason also sponsors several academic journals including, TABLET, the International Affairs Journal of George Mason University
TABLET the International Affairs Journal of George Mason University
TABLET, the International Affairs Journal of George Mason University, is an American journal of International Affairs and foreign policy published bi-annually at George Mason University. The publication was officially founded in April 2010 by students aiming to establish a widely-recognized journal...

. Between approximately 1993 and 1998, the University was also the home of The Fractal: Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Between 1999 and 2005, the underground newspaper Expulsion was distributed on the Mason campus. It also experienced a brief online resurgence in 2007.

The staff of the Center for History and New Media
Center for History and New Media
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University was established by Roy Rosenzweig in 1994 to research and use digital media and information technology in historical research, education, digital tools and resources, digital preservation, and outreach.- Digital preservation...

 produces a podcast called Digital Campus.

In fall 2008, the satirical online newspaper, The Mason Squire, premiered. The site featured fake news stories criticizing the university. The newspaper's mottos were "Because fake news doesn't report itself" and "Fake news just got a whole lot sexier". However, the site has been inactive since late 2009.

Fraternity and sorority life



George Mason University does not have traditional Fraternity & Sorority housing or a "Greek row." For several years, three Panhellenic Council organizations had established "Living/Learning Floors" in the University Commons. Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women's fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning, and developing leadership skills through service to the Fraternity and community. ΑΟΠ was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College on the campus...

 had a floor 2004–2010, Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta is an international sorority that was founded on November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. The term "sorority," meaning sisterhood, was coined for Gamma Phi Beta by Dr. Frank Smalley, a professor at Syracuse University.The four founders are Helen M. Dodge,...

 had a floor 2006–2010, and Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi
Alpha Phi International Women's Fraternity was founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872. Alpha Phi currently has 152 active chapters and over 200,000 initiated members. Its celebrated Founders' Day is October 10. It was the third Greek-letter organization founded for women. In Alpha...

 had a floor 2007–2010.

Officially, Mason refers to "Greek Life" as "Fraternity & Sorority Life" to avoid confusion with the Hellenic Society club, a student organization focusing on the people and culture of Greece.

Most organizations in the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) hold one or two large charitable events each year. Most organizations in the National Pan-Hellenic Conference (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) hold a series of smaller charitable events throughout the year. The NPHC is also known for its annual Step Show.

The most well-known event associated with Fraternity & Sorority Life on campus is held each spring and is called Greek Week. This annual event includes competitive sporting and trivia events, charitable fund raising, and is usually ended with Greek Sing. Organizations participating in Greek Sing put together 10–15 minute themed shows which have included extravagant costumes, set designs, lighting displays, multimedia presentations, dances, singing, acrobatics, and more.

PHC holds a formal recruitment each fall. Informal recruitment is held in spring. Many PHC organizations also offer continuous open recruitment (or continuous open bidding) after the designated recruitment period. IFC has a designated one-week rush period in the fall and spring. This week is regulated and monitored, but participants are not registered or tracked.

Presidents past and present

  • Lorin A. Thompson, (1966–73)
  • Vergil H. Dykstra, (1973–1977)
  • Robert C. Krug, (1977–1978)
  • George W. Johnson, (1978–1996)
  • Alan G. Merten
    Alan G. Merten
    Alan Gilbert Merten is currently the President of George Mason University.-Biography:Merten received an undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a masters in Computer science from Stanford University, and a PhD in Computer Science at the University of...

    , (1996–2012)

Corporate/non-profit

  • Muna Abu-Sulayman
    Muna Abu-Sulayman
    Muna AbuSulayman, is Secretary General and Executive Director of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company and formerly co-host of one of MBC TV’s most popular social programs, Kalam Nawaem .As a public and media...

    , Secretary General and Executive Director, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation
  • Yusuf Azizullah
    Yusuf Azizullah
    Yusuf Azizullah is a MBA Professor of Finance & Strategy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University & also teaches at top ten ranked Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He has completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School in Corporate Governance, earned a B.S. in...

    , consultant
  • Zainab Salbi
    Zainab Salbi
    Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi American writer, activist and social entrepreneur who is co-founder and president of Washington-based Women for Women International.-Early years:...

    , President, Women for Women International
    Women for Women International
    Women for Women International is an international organization advocating for women's rights.-Organization and mission: is a humanitarian organization that provides financial and emotional support to women survivors of war. Their programs help women achieve self-sufficiency through direct aid,...

  • Will Seippel
    Will Seippel
    William H. Seippel is a successful business executive, turnaround specialist, and company founder. He is also an active donor, with primary support efforts going to George Mason University and Make a Wish Foundation....

    , business executive
  • Roy Speckhardt
    Roy Speckhardt
    Roy Speckhardt, born January 24, 1973, in Carmel, New York, is executive director of the American Humanist Association, a non-profit civil liberties organization in Washington DC.-Biography:...

    , executive director of the American Humanist Association
    American Humanist Association
    The American Humanist Association is an educational organization in the United States that advances Humanism. "Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that...

  • Martin Andrew Taylor
    Martin Andrew Taylor
    Martin Andrew Taylor is currently an Operating Principal at Vista Equity Partners, as well as the President of Vista Consulting Group. Taylor was the former senior executive Corporate Vice President of Windows Live and MSN at Microsoft. Martin Taylor also worked closely with Microsoft Chief...

    , senior executive Corporate VP of Windows Live
    Windows Live
    Windows Live is the collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft, part of their software plus services platform. A majority of these services are Web applications, accessible from a browser, but there are also client-side binary applications that require...

     and MSN
    MSN
    MSN is a collection of Internet sites and services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and Internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with the release of the Windows 95 operating system.The range of services offered by MSN has changed since its...

    , Chief of Staff to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
    Steve Ballmer
    Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American business magnate. He is the chief executive officer of Microsoft, having held that post since January 2000. , his personal wealth is estimated at US$13.9 billion, ranking number 19 on the Forbes 400.-Early life:Ballmer was born in Detroit, Michigan to...


Government and politics


  • Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
    Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
    Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is a Somali economist and politician. He is the Prime Minister of Somalia.-Personal life:Ali is originally from the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia. He holds both Somali and American citizenship....

    , Prime Minister of Somalia
  • David Bobzien
    David Bobzien
    David P. Bobzien is a Democratic member of the Nevada Assembly, representing Washoe County District 24 since 2006. He owns the web design firm, Bobzien Interactive Strategies. He attended George Mason University where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Government and Politics...

    , member of the Nevada Assembly
    Nevada Assembly
    The Nevada Assembly is the lower house of the Nevada Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Nevada. The body consists of 42 members, elected to two-year terms from single-member districts. Each Assembly district contained approximately 47,400 people as of the 2000 census, although...

  • Denise Bode
    Denise Bode
    Denise Bode is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and a former Corporate Commissioner of that state. In January 2005 she began her second and last six-year term in office, having won reelection by the most votes ever garnered by a Republican candidate for an Oklahoma state-wide...

    , energy expert, member of President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

     Energy Transition Advisory Team
  • Anna E. Cabral, Treasurer of the United States under President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

  • Kathleen L. Casey
    Kathleen L. Casey
    Kathleen L. Casey was a Republican commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was appointed by President George W. Bush and sworn in on July 17, 2006. Her term expired in August 2011.-Background:...

    , Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Sean Connaughton
    Sean Connaughton
    Sean T. Connaughton is the current Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He served as the Maritime Administrator, the head of the U.S. Maritime Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Transportation, from 2006 until early 2009...

    , Virginia Secretary of Transportation, former U.S. Maritime Administrator
  • Garrison Courtney
    Garrison Courtney
    Garrison K. Courtney formerly served as the Chief of Public Affairs for the Drug Enforcement Administration , an agency of the United States Department of Justice. Courtney is currently a partner with a Washington, D.C...

    , Chief Public Affairs of the Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Ken Cuccinelli
    Ken Cuccinelli
    Kenneth Thomas 'Ken' Cuccinelli II is a U.S. politician and the Attorney General of Virginia. From 2002 until January 16, 2010 he was a Republican member of the Senate of Virginia, representing the 37th district in Fairfax County...

    , Attorney General of Virginia
    Attorney General of Virginia
    The Attorney General of Virginia is an executive office in the Government of Virginia. Attorneys General are elected for a four-year term in the year following a presidential election . There are no term limits restricting the number of terms someone can serve as Attorney General...

  • Bob Deuell
    Bob Deuell
    Bob Deuell, MD is a conservative Republican member of the Texas Senate, representing the 10 counties of Senate District 2 in Northeast Texas, since 2003. He was educated at George Mason University and the Medical College of Virginia in order to become a family physician...

    , Texas State Senator
  • Igor Doubenko
    Igor Doubenko
    Igor Doubenko-Lazarev is an international civil servant, career diplomat and cross-cultural training specialist. He is the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Rights Educational Project .- Family lineage :...

    , Executive Director, UN Human Rights Educational Project
    United Nations Human Rights Educational Project
    The United Nations Human Rights Educational Project is a United NationsIt was founded in 2002 by the late United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Between years 2002 and 2004 UNHREP was headquartered in Hamilton, New Zealand...

  • Michael Frey
    Michael Frey
    Michael R. Frey is a politician from Virginia, who has been a Republican member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 1991; representing the Sully district in the western part of the county. The Sully district includes the town of Chantilly and part of Dulles Airport.-External links:*...

    , member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
    Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, sometimes abbreviated as FCBS, is the governing body of Fairfax County; a county of over a million in Northern Virginia. The board has nine districts, and one at-large district which is always occupied by the Chair...

  • Nancy Garland
    Nancy Garland
    Nancy Garland is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 20th District since 2009.-Career:After being raised in Washington Court House, Ohio, Garland attended Ohio University before attending George Mason for law...

    , member of the Ohio house of representatives
    Ohio House of Representatives
    The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio; the other house of the bicameral legislature being the Ohio Senate....

  • Juleanna Glover
    Juleanna Glover Weiss
    -Early career:Glover received her B.A. from Marymount University and received an MPA from George Mason University. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and studied at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.Early in her career,...

    , press secretary to Vice President Dick Cheney
    Dick Cheney
    Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney served as the 46th Vice President of the United States , under George W. Bush....

  • William D. Hansen
    William D. Hansen
    William D. Hansen is an American businessman and a former Deputy Secretary of Education who served in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2003.-Career:...

    , US Deputy Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

  • Cathy Hudgins
    Cathy Hudgins
    Cathernine M. "Cathy" Hudgins is a Democratic member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; representing the Hunter Mill district, which includes the town of Reston...

    , member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
    Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, sometimes abbreviated as FCBS, is the governing body of Fairfax County; a county of over a million in Northern Virginia. The board has nine districts, and one at-large district which is always occupied by the Chair...

  • Mohammad Khazaee
    Mohammad Khazaee
    Mohammad Khazaee , born 12 April 1953 in Kashmar, Iran) is the current Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations. He presented his credentials to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2007. He was elected as Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly on 14 September...

    , Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN
    United Nations
    The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace...

  • Kaye Kory
    Kaye Kory
    Kaye Kory is a delegate to the Virginia General Assembly and former vice-chairman of the school board for Fairfax County Public Schools. After winning the Democratic Primary in June, 2009 for the Democratic candidate against long-time incumbent Robert D...

    , Virginia House Delegate
  • Sherri Kraham
    Sherri Kraham
    Sherri Kraham is the Deputy Vice President for Policy and International Relations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation . She was born and reared in Coral Springs, Florida where she attended Coral Springs High School...

    , deputy VP at the Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Millennium Challenge Corporation
    The Millennium Challenge Corporation is a bilateral United States foreign aid agency created by the George W. Bush administration in 2004, applying a new philosophy towards foreign aid.-Background and formation:...

  • Mark B. Madsen
    Mark B. Madsen
    Mark Benson Madsen is an American politician and Attorney from Utah. A Republican, he is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 13th senate district in Utah, and Tooele Counties including the city of Lehi...

    , Utah State Senator
  • Mike Mazzei
    Mike Mazzei
    Mike Mazzei is a Republican United States politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma and is an Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the Oklahoma Senate.-Electoral history:...

    , Oklahoma State Senator
  • William W. Mercer
    William W. Mercer
    William W. Mercer is a United States Attorney for the District of Montana, as well as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice. In September 2006, Mercer was nominated by George W...

    , United States Attorney
    United States Attorney
    United States Attorneys represent the United States federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals. There are 93 U.S. Attorneys stationed throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands...

     for the District of Montana
  • John Morlu
    John Morlu
    John Sembe Morlu II is a Liberian politician and economist. He is a member of the Liberia National Union .Running as the candidate of the three-party United Democratic Alliance in the 11 October 2005 presidential elections, Morlu placed 11th out of 22 candidates, receiving 1.2% of the vote.In...

    , Liberian Presidential Candidate
  • Liam O'Grady
    Liam O'Grady
    - Early life and education :Born in Newark, New Jersey, O'Grady received a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in 1973 and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1977.- Professional career :...

    , United States federal judge
    United States federal judge
    In the United States, the title of federal judge usually means a judge appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate in accordance with Article II of the United States Constitution....

  • Paul F. Nichols
    Paul F. Nichols
    Paul F. Nichols is a former delegate to the Virginia General Assembly. A Democrat, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2007. He represented the 51st district in Prince William County. He was defeated for reelection on Nov...

    , Virginia House Delegate
  • Nancy Pfotenhauer
    Nancy Pfotenhauer
    Nancy Mitchell Pfotenhauer is currently the president of MediaSpeak Strategies. She was former Senior Policy Advisor and National Spokesperson with the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign and political commentator on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC She was also former Executive Vice President of...

    , adviser to the John McCain
    John McCain
    John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election....

     presidential campaign 2008
  • Steve Ricchetti
    Steve Ricchetti
    Steve Ricchetti is the founder and President of Richetti, Inc., a government relations firm. Before founding Richetti, Inc., he served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff in the administration of President Bill Clinton....

    , former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

  • Karl Rove
    Karl Rove
    Karl Christian Rove was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until Rove's resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives...

    , former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

  • James M. Scott, Virginia House Delegate
  • William P. Winfree
    William P. Winfree
    William Paul Winfree is an American experimental physicist who is known for his contributions to the field of nondestructive evaluation....

    , NASA
  • Richard L. Young
    Richard L. Young
    Richard L. Young is a United States federal judge.Born in Davenport, Iowa, Young received a B.A. from Drake University in 1975 and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1980. He was in private practice in Evansville, Indiana from 1980 to 1990. He was a Public defender , Vanderburgh...

    , United States federal judge
    United States federal judge
    In the United States, the title of federal judge usually means a judge appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate in accordance with Article II of the United States Constitution....



Literary and media


  • Richard Bausch
    Richard Bausch
    Richard Bausch is an American novelist and short story writer, and Moss Chair of Excellence in English at the University of Memphis. He has written eleven novels, eight short story collections, and one volume of poetry and prose....

    , novelist
  • Robert Bausch
    Robert Bausch
    Robert Bausch is an American fiction writer, the author of six novels and one collection of short stories. He is currently a Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, and he has taught at the University of Virginia, The American University, Johns Hopkins University, George Mason...

    , novelist
  • Stuart Cosgrove
    Stuart Cosgrove
    Stuart Cosgrove is a Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive. As a journalist Cosgrove served on the NME and The Face during the 1980s, before joining Channel 4 in April 1994, serving for eight years as Controller of Arts and Entertainment and currently as Head of Programmes...

    , Scottish journalist, broadcaster and television executive
  • Chad Ford
    Chad Ford
    Chad Ford is an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University – Hawaii and is Director over the McKay Center and is known for his study of conflict resolution with an emphasis on large group ethnic and religious conflict and for his sports journalism with ESPN.-Early life:Ford was born in Kansas...

    , sports journalist and founder of ESPN
    ESPN
    Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, commonly known as ESPN, is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and pre-taped event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming....

     Insider
  • Angie Goff
    Angie Goff
    Angie Goff is an American broadcast journalist. After spending several years at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C., Goff joined WRC-TV as a weekend morning anchor in September 2011. Goff also writes the popular blog known for showcasing viewer generated content.Goff joined WUSA-TV in November 2007...

    , traffic presenter, WUSA-9 TV
  • Hala Gorani
    Hala Gorani
    Hala Basha-Gorani , is an American anchor/correspondent for CNN International based in the network's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. She anchors CNN Internationals 1 p.m. ET International Desk from the CNN Center...

    , news anchor, CNN
    CNN
    Cable News Network is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States...

  • Brian Krebs
    Brian Krebs
    Brian Krebs is an American journalist specializing in cybercrime and computer security. His father worked in the intelligence industry and his mother was a homemaker...

    , journalist
  • Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
    Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
    Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda was named Poet Laureate of Virginia by the Governor, Tim Kaine, on June 26, 2006. She succeeded Rita Dove and served in this position from June 2006 - July 2008...

    , Poet Laureate of Virginia
    Poet Laureate of Virginia
    The position of Poet Laureate of Virginia was established December 18, 1936 by the General Assembly.Originally the Poet Laureate of Virginia was appointed without outside consultation by the General Assembly, usually for one year. The procedure was later changed and most recently codified in 1998...

  • J. Michael Martinez
    J. Michael Martinez
    -Life:J. Michael Martinez was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, and George Mason University, with an MFA in creative writing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D...

    , poet
  • Nadine Meyer
    Nadine Meyer
    -Life:She graduated from Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University, and the University of Missouri.She taught at George Mason University, the University of Missouri, Seton Hall University, and Gettysburg College....

    , poet
  • Stephen Moore, journalist and policy analyst
  • Evan Oakley
    Evan Oakley
    -Life:He graduated from George Mason University with an MFA, the University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State University.He teaches at Aims College in Greeley, Colorado.His work has appeared in Ploughshares,-External links:...

    , poet
  • Nancy K. Pearson
    Nancy K. Pearson
    Nancy K. Pearson is an American poet. She is author of Two Minutes of Light , and has had her poems published in many literary journals and magazines including The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her honors include winning the Perugia Press Prize, the...

    , poet
  • Susan Rook
    Susan Rook
    Susan Rook is a journalist and photographer best known for her years as a CNN anchor first co-anchoring "Newsnight" with Patrick Emory and later PrimeNews and "Evening News" , co-anchoring with Bernard Shaw and later hosting the topical daily talk show TalkBack Live...

    , news anchor, CNN
    CNN
    Cable News Network is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States...

  • Rebecca Wee
    Rebecca Wee
    Rebecca Wee is an American poet, and associate professor of creative writing.-Biography:Rebecca Wee attended George Mason University where she studied poetry and served as editorial assistant to Carolyn Forche on her 1993 anthology Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness.Rebecca Wee...

    , poet
  • Mark Winegardner
    Mark Winegardner
    Mark Winegardner is an American writer born and raised in Bryan, Ohio. His novels include The Godfather Returns, Crooked River Burning, and The Veracruz Blues. He published a collection of short stories, That's True of Everybody, in 2002. His newest novel, The Godfather's Revenge, was published...

    , author


Sports and entertainment


  • Julius Achon
    Julius Achon
    Julius Achon is an Ugandan middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres.Achon currently hold the 800m American Collegiate Record with a time of 1:44.55 set back in 1996 as a student at George Mason University....

    , Ugandan distance runner, 800m American Collegiate record holder
  • Joe Addo
    Joe Addo
    Joseph Addo is a former Ghanaian football defender and one-time captain of the Ghana national team.- Career :Addo went to the United States to attend college and play soccer at George Mason University...

    , soccer player
  • Mark Adickes
    Mark Adickes
    Mark Stephen Adickes is currently an Orthopedic surgeon and a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. Adickes played college football at Baylor University and later attended George Mason University and Harvard...

    , football player
  • Negar Assari
    Negar Assari
    Negar Assari is a painter, photographer, sculptor, and graphic artist born in Tehran, Iran. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Art and Architecture with a concentration in Educational Visual Communication in 1993...

    , artist
  • Abdi Bile
    Abdi Bile
    Abdi Bile is a former middle distance runner from Somalia. In 1987 he became world champion in the 1500 metres, the first Somali to do so.-Career:...

    , Olympic runner
  • Lamar Butler
    Lamar Butler
    Lamar Edward Butler, Jr. is an American basketball player for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. He was a starting guard for the Patriots of George Mason University during the Patriots' surprising run to the Final Four...

    , basketball player
  • Shawn Camp
    Shawn Camp
    Shawn Anthony Camp is an American professional baseball pitcher. Camp stands at 6'0" tall and weighs 200 pounds. He throws and bats right-handed and was born in Fairfax, Virginia.-Early career:...

    , baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays
    Toronto Blue Jays
    The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jays are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball 's American League ....

  • Folarin Campbell
    Folarin Campbell
    Folarin Yaovi Campbell is a Nigerian-American basketball player who played for the George Mason Patriots. Campbell started at guard for the Patriots, including during his sophomore season when the Patriots made their improbable run to the NCAA Tournament's Final Four in 2006.Campbell is a former...

    , basketball player
  • Terri Dendy
    Terri Dendy
    Terri A. Dendy is a former Olympic track and field athlete from Wilmington, Delaware. Dendy was ranked among the top ten women in the U.S. for the 400 meters event from 1986 through 1989 and again in 1993. She was an alternate on the U.S. 4 x 400 meters relay team at the 1988 Summer Olympics...

    , Olympic track and field athlete
  • Ben Dogra
    Ben Dogra
    Ben Dogra is an American sports agent who, until July, headed the Football Division of SFX Football, with associate Mark Heligman. Dogra graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Economics, then earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law. He previously founded his own...

    , sports agent
  • Brent Brockman
    Brent Brockman
    Brent Brockman is an American soccer player currently playing for F.C. New York in the USL Professional Division.-College:...

    , soccer player
  • Charlie Raphael
    Charlie Raphael
    Charles “Charlie” Raphael is a former U.S. soccer forward who earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1988. He played professionally for nine years.-Youth:...

    , soccer player
  • Rebecca Cardon
    Rebecca Cardon
    Rebecca Lynn Cardon is an film and television actress, personal trainer, and product spokesperson. She has appeared on several reality-TV shows.-Early life:...

    , actress
  • John Driscoll, actor
  • Chad Dukes
    Chad Dukes (radio personality)
    Chad Dukes is a radio personality co-host of the "The LaVar Arrington show with Chad Dukes" and formerly a co-host of the Big O and Dukes Show on WJFK-FM in Washington, D.C.-Early life:...

    , radio host, WJFK-FM
    WJFK-FM
    WJFK-FM, known on-air as 106.7 The Fan, is a sports radio-formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Manassas, Virginia, serving the metro Washington DC area...

  • Jennifer Derevjanik
    Jennifer Derevjanik
    Jennifer Derevjanik is an American professional basketball player. She currently plays the point guard position for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA....

    , basketball player
  • Jerry Dunn
    Jerry Dunn
    Jerry Dunn is a former assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Michigan, who held the title of Associate Head Coach. He previously held the same position at West Virginia University, but followed head coach John Beilein to Michigan after the 2006–2007 season.-Coaching career:Dunn...

    , basketball coach
  • George Evans
    George Evans (basketball)
    George Evans is a former basketball standout at George Mason University from 1997-2001. He ranks first all time at George Mason in steals and blocked shots , third in points and rebounds , and 13th in assists .-Basketball career:Evans shares a record with David Robinson as being the only 2...

    , basketball player
  • Mike Garrett
    Mike Garrett (soccer)
    Mike Garrett is a retired American soccer player and current businessman.In 1979, Garrett graduated in from McLean High School. He then attended George Mason University where he played soccer for two and a half seasons...

    , soccer player
  • Kristi Lauren Glakas
    Kristi Lauren Glakas
    Kristi Lauren Glakas Ingram is an American beauty pageant contestant.- Personal life :She attended George Mason University and majored in 20th Century English with a Pre-Medicine Concentration. She was on George Mason University Dean's List Scholar and recipient of the Hoya Crystal Scholarship...

    , Miss Virginia Teen, Miss Virginia USA
  • King Kamali
    King Kamali
    Shahriar Kamali, known professionally as King Kamali , is an IFBB professional bodybuilder.Nicknamed "The Persian Pearl" and "The Terminator", Kamali was born in Tehran, Iran, but now lives in West New York, New Jersey and New City, New York...

    , Iranian bodybuilder
  • Archie Kao
    Archie Kao
    Archie David Kao is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Archie Johnson in the hit television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as the role of Kai Chen in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy...

    , actor
  • Jai Lewis
    Jai Lewis
    Jai Lamar Lewis is an American basketball player who currently plays in Japan for Rera Kamuy Hokkaido.-College career:...

    , basketball player
  • Bob Lilley
    Bob Lilley
    Robert "Bob" Lilley is an American former soccer player and head coach. He has managed the Hershey Wildcats, Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, Detroit Ignition, and Rochester Rhinos....

    , soccer player and head coach
  • Tamir Linhart
    Tamir Linhart
    Tamir Linhart is a former professional and college soccer player.Linhart played professionally for 7 years for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League. He was a member of the two-time championship team and qualified with Hapoel Tel Aviv for the UEFA Cup...

    , soccer player
  • Jason Miskiri
    Jason Miskiri
    Jason Miskiri is an Guyanese professional basketball player.Miskiri attended George Mason University and Montgomery College. He played one game for the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets during the 1999-2000 NBA season.-External links:**...

    , basketball player
  • Dayton Moore
    Dayton Moore
    Dayton Moore is the general manager of the Kansas City Royals. He succeeded Allard Baird.-Childhood and education:Born February 17th, 1967, in Wichita, Kansas, Moore grew up a Royals fan. He claims to have watched the 1985 World Series in Kansas City from I-70...

    , general manager, senior VP, Kansas City Royals
    Kansas City Royals
    The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From 1973 to the present, the Royals have played in Kauffman Stadium...

  • Rob Muzzio
    Rob Muzzio
    Robert Muzzio is a retired male decathlete from the United States, who represented Team USA at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He retired in 1996 after fifteen years of competition. His personal best was 8237 points, achieved at the World Championships in 1993...

    , Decathlon champion, Olympic athlete
  • Anthony Noreiga
    Anthony Noreiga
    Anthony Noreiga is a Trinidadian footballer with Joe Public F.C.. Noreiga joined the Trinidad and Tobago national football team for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia for university.Prior to this he attended University of Mobile. He is from South...

    , soccer player
  • Gabe Norwood
    Gabe Norwood
    Gabriel Daniel Norwood also known as Gabe Norwood is a Filipino-American professional basketball player and a former NCAA basketball player at George Mason University. Norwood is currently playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association...

    , Philippine Basketball Association
    Philippine Basketball Association
    The Philippine Basketball Association , is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of 10 company-branded franchised teams. It is the first and oldest professional basketball league in Asia and the second oldest in the world after the NBA...

     player
  • Maegan Phillips
    Maegan Phillips
    Maegan Phillips is a beauty pageant contestant from Centreville, Virginia who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2009 where she placed in the top 15....

    , Miss Virginia USA
  • Jennifer Pitts
    Jennifer Pitts
    Jennifer Anne Pitts is a beauty pageant contestant from Richmond, Virginia who has competed in the Miss America and Miss USA pageants....

    , Miss Virginia, Miss Virginia USA
  • Mark Pulisic
    Mark Pulisic
    Mark Pulisic is a former U.S. soccer forward and currently director of soccer operations of the Detroit Ignition of the Major Indoor Soccer League.-College:Pulisic attended George Mason University where he played soccer from 1986 to 1989...

    , soccer player
  • Kenny Sanders
    Kenny Sanders
    Kenny Sanders is an American former college basketball player for George Mason University. He was the Colonial Athletic Association's Rookie of the Year in 1986 and its Player of the Year in 1988...

    , basketball player
  • Tony Skinn
    Tony Skinn
    Tony Oludewa Jeffrey Skinn was a college basketball player who was a starting guard for the George Mason University Patriots.-College career:...

    , basketball player
  • Tommy Steenberg
    Tommy Steenberg
    Tommy Steenberg is an American figure skater. He is the 2004 U.S. Junior pewter medalist, 2003 U.S. Novice bronze medalist, and 2002 U.S. Intermediate silver medalist....

    , iceskater
  • Will Thomas
    Will Thomas (basketball)
    William Benson Thomas is an American former college basketball player for George Mason University.-College career:As a starter in his sophomore year, Thomas was part of the 2005-06 Mason Final Four team. During his college career, Thomas was named to the Colonial Athletic Association's All-CAA...

    , basketball player
  • Chris Widger
    Chris Widger
    Christopher Jon Widger is a former Major League Baseball catcher.-Career:A third round pick in the 1992 Major League Baseball Draft, Widger played for the Seattle Mariners , Montréal Expos , New York Yankees , St. Louis Cardinals , Chicago White Sox , and Baltimore Orioles...

    , baseball player
  • Aimee Willard
    Aimee Willard
    Aimee Willard was a star lacrosse player who was murdered on her way home from a night out with friends. Her car was left running and her body was found, but the killer was unknown...

    , lacrosse player
  • Ricky Wilson
    Ricky Wilson (basketball)
    Ricky Wilson is a retired American professional basketball player.A 6'3" guard from George Mason University, Wilson was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the third round of the 1986 NBA Draft...

    , basketball player
  • Carlos Yates
    Carlos Yates
    Carlos Yates was an American former college basketball player for George Mason University.-College career:Yates began his collegiate career at George Mason and remained with the team all four years. He was the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and its Co-Player of...

    , basketball player
  • Kate Ziegler
    Kate Ziegler
    Kate Marie Ziegler is an American long-distance swimmer. She currently holds the world record in the 1500-meter freestyle ....

    , World Record distance swimmer


Other


  • Anousheh Ansari
    Anousheh Ansari
    Anousheh Ansari is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. . The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On September 18, 2006,...

    , space tourist
  • Amir Ansari
    Amir Ansari
    Amir Ansari is co-founder of venture capital firm Prodea Systems, Inc. Along with his sister-in-law Anousheh Ansari, he made a multi-million dollar contribution to the X PRIZE foundation on May 5, 2004, the 43rd anniversary of Alan Shepard's sub-orbital spaceflight...

    , venture capitalist
  • Sandy Antunes
    Sandy Antunes
    Alexander "Sandy" Antunes is a Maryland-area astronomer, author, and role playing game designer. He graduated from Boston University in 1989 with a dual major in astronomy and physics, received a Masters in astronomy from Penn State in 1992, and received his PhD in computational astrophysics from...

    , astronomer
  • Randall C. Berg, Jr.
    Randall C. Berg, Jr.
    Randall Challen Berg Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Randall Challen Berg and Margaret Baker Berg. He spent most of his childhood in Jacksonville, FL, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in 1967. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1971 with a...

    , lawyer
  • M. Brian Blake
    M. Brian Blake
    M. Brian Blake is an American computer scientist/software engineer and a Professor at the College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame. In 2005, Dr. Blake was the youngest African-American in history to receive tenure in a computer science department...

    , professor
  • Mark A. Calabria
    Mark A. Calabria
    Mark A. Calabria, Ph.D. is Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the Cato Institute. He was a member of the senior staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs where he handled issues related to housing, mortgage finance, economics, banking and insurance for...

    , Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the Cato Institute
    Cato Institute
    The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane, who remains president and CEO, and Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the conglomerate Koch Industries, Inc., the largest privately held...

  • Alan M. Davis
    Alan M. Davis
    Alan Mark Davis is a Professor of Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is also President and CEO of Spiral Funds, Inc. Davis earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

    , engineer and businessman
  • Chris DiBona
    Chris DiBona
    Chris DiBona is the open source and public sector engineering manager at Google. His team oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches on Google...

    , Google Public Sector Director
  • Taylor Edgar
    Taylor Edgar
    Taylor Edgar, stand-up comic and musician, was born on July 12, 1987 in Sarasota, Florida. His parents lived in neighboring Bradenton, Florida where at an early age he played tennis at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy...

    , stand-up comic and musician
  • Sibel Edmonds
    Sibel Edmonds
    Sibel Deniz Edmonds is a Turkish-American former FBI translator and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition...

    , former Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency . The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime...

     translator
  • Fred E. Foldvary
    Fred E. Foldvary
    Fred Emanuel Foldvary is a lecturer in economics at Santa Clara University, California, and a research fellow at The Independent Institute...

    , economist
  • Graham Foust
    Graham Foust
    Graham Foust is an American poet and currently is an associate professor at Saint Mary's College of California.-Early life:...

    , professor and poet
  • Jon Gettman
    Jon Gettman
    Jon B. Gettman is a marijuana reform activist, a leader of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis, and a former head of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has a PhD in public policy and regional economic development from George Mason University and is a longtime...

    , marijuana reform activist
  • Steven Horwitz
    Steven Horwitz
    Steven Horwitz is an American economist of the Austrian School.-Early life and education:Horwitz was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ronald and Carol Horwitz. He was raised in Oak Park, Michigan and graduated from Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan in 1981. He graduated cum laude with an A.B...

    , professor
  • Raynard Jackson
    Raynard Jackson
    Raynard Jackson is a Republican political consultant based in Washington, DC. He has been involved in every Republican presidential campaign from George H. W. Bush to George W. Bush. He has also worked on many Republican senate, governor, and congressional campaigns across the country.He is the...

    , Republican political consultant
  • Matt Kibbe
    Matt Kibbe
    Matthew B. 'Matt' Kibbe is President and CEO of FreedomWorks, a position he has held since 2004. He originally joined the organization as a policy analyst in 1986. He previously worked as Chief of Staff to U.S...

    , President and CEO of FreedomWorks
    FreedomWorks
    FreedomWorks is a conservative non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., United States. FreedomWorks trains volunteers, assists in campaigns, and encourages them to mobilize, interacting with both fellow citizens and their political representatives....

  • Jonathan Klick
    Jonathan Klick
    Jonathan Klick is an American economist who has written numerous works on empirical law and economics. His scholarship addresses tort liability and moral hazard, criminal punishment, health regulation, and business regulation. He is a Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School and...

    , professor
  • Robert A. Levy
    Robert A. Levy
    Robert A. Levy is the chairman of the libertarian Cato Institute and the organizer and financier behind District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court Case that established the Second Amendment as affirming an individual right to gun ownership. He is a Cato senior fellow and an author and pundit...

    , Chairman of the Cato Institute
    Cato Institute
    The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane, who remains president and CEO, and Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the conglomerate Koch Industries, Inc., the largest privately held...

  • Jeb Livingood
    Jeb Livingood
    Jeb Livingood is an American essayist, short story writer, editor, and academic.- Life :He graduated from University of Virginia, American University, George Mason University, and University of Virginia, with an M.F.A...

    , professor and writer
  • Daniel Mann
    Daniel Mann (lawyer)
    Daniel Mann is a lawyer in Newark, New Jersey and a fellow of the Seton Hall Center for Policy and Research at Seton Hall University School of Law...

    , lawyer
  • George Michael
    George Michael (professor)
    George J. Michael is an associate professor of political science and administration of justice at The University of Virginia's College at Wise...

    , professor
  • Kendrick Moxon
    Kendrick Moxon
    Kendrick Lichty Moxon is a Scientology official and an attorney with the law firm Moxon & Kobrin. He practices in Los Angeles, California, and is a lead counsel for the Church of Scientology. Moxon received a B.A. from American University in 1972, and a J.D. degree from George Mason University in...

    , lawyer and Scientologist
  • Michael L. Murray
    Michael L. Murray
    Michael L. Murray, Ph.D., is an American folklorist formerly on the faculty of Princeton University. Murray obtained his B.A. from George Mason University, a masters degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania...

    , American folklorist
  • Angela Orebaugh
    Angela Orebaugh
    Angela Orebaugh is a technology futurist and thought leader with a focus in cybersecurity. She is an internationally recognized author of best selling technology books including Syngress' Wireshark and Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit and Ethereal Packet Sniffing...

    , cyber security technologist and professor
  • Mark Perry (economist)
    Mark Perry (economist)
    Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan. Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics from George Mason University in Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L....

    , professor
  • Brad Pfaff
    Brad Pfaff
    Brad Pfaff is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wisconsin Farm Service Agency executive director, serving in the Obama administration. He is a member of the Democratic Party and served on the La Crosse County Board of Supervisors from 2007 to 2009, representing the 29th district of La Crosse,...

    , USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency executive director
  • David Prychitko
    David Prychitko
    David L. Prychitko is an American economist of the Austrian School.-Early life and education:Prychitko was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois to Harry and Joanne Prychitko. He is of Ukrainian and Italian descent. He was raised in Worth, Illinois, and is a 1980 graduate of Alan Shepard High School...

    , economist
  • Jose Rodriguez
    Jose Rodriguez (activist)
    Jose Rodriguez is an American political activist. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1952 and was naturalized as a child because of his father's long career in the U.S. Air Force. Getting drafted for Vietnam changed his pro-war attitudes...

    , political activist
  • Eric Schansberg
    Eric Schansberg
    David Eric "Eric" Schansberg is a professor of economics at Indiana University Southeast, an author, and a two-time Libertarian candidate for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District.-Early life, education, and career:...

    , economics professor
  • Stephen Slivinski
    Stephen Slivinski
    Stephen Slivinski is a senior economist for the Goldwater Institute. He is an expert in tax and budget policy at the state and federal level. He has previously worked for the Cato Institute, the Tax Foundation and the James Madison Institute. He has written extensively on the United States...

    , economist for the Goldwater Institute
    Goldwater Institute
    The Goldwater Institute is a Phoenix, Arizona-based conservative public policy research organization established in 1988. The president is Darcy A. Olsen. The Goldwater Institute advances public policies with emphasis on lower taxes, limited government spending, school choice, and a reduction in...

  • Victoria Stiles
    Victoria Stiles
    Victoria Stiles is a Washington, D.C. makeup artist, who works internationally.-Overview:...

    , makeup artist
    Makeup artist
    thumb|[[Michelle Camaclang]], an international-certified professional makeup artistthumb|Special effects makeup techniquesA Make-up artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions...

  • Edward Stringham
    Edward Stringham
    Edward Peter Stringham is the L.V. Hackley Endowed Professor for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise at Fayetteville State University.He received a B.A. in economics from College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D...

    , professor
  • Joshua N. Weiss
    Joshua N. Weiss
    Dr. Joshua N. Weiss is a negotiation expert and Associate Director of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in 2002. Weiss has spoken and published on negotiation,...

    , mediator
  • Deborah Willis, photographer and professor


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • William Sims Bainbridge
    William Sims Bainbridge
    William Sims Bainbridge is an American sociologist who currently resides in Virginia. He is co-director of Human-Centered Computing at the National Science Foundation and also teaches sociology as a part-time professor at George Mason University. He is the first Senior Fellow to be appointed by...

  • Shaul Bakhash
    Shaul Bakhash
    Shaul Bakhash , PhD, is a historian and leading expert in Iranian studies at George Mason University where he is a "Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History."...

    , scholar of Persian studies. Husband of Haleh Esfandiari
    Haleh Esfandiari
    Haleh Esfandiari is an Iranian American academic and the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Her areas of expertise include Middle Eastern women's issues, contemporary Iranian intellectual currents and politics, and...

    .
  • Mary Catherine Bateson
    Mary Catherine Bateson
    Mary Catherine Bateson is an American writer and cultural anthropologist.A graduate of the Brearley School, Bateson is the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Since 1960, she has been married to Barkev Kassarjian, a professor of business management at Babson College...

    , daughter of American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s....

    , former Clarence J. Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English, now Professor Emerita.
  • Robert Bausch
    Robert Bausch
    Robert Bausch is an American fiction writer, the author of six novels and one collection of short stories. He is currently a Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, and he has taught at the University of Virginia, The American University, Johns Hopkins University, George Mason...

    , novelist
  • Rei Berroa
    Rei Berroa
    Rei Berroa , is a Dominican-American poet, university professor, literary and cultural critic, and translator living in the United States. He has published more than 25 books of poetry, anthologies, translations, and literary criticism.-Biography:In 1983 he received a Ph.D...

    , poet
  • Andrés Boiarsky
    Andrés Boiarsky
    Andrés Boiarsky is an Argentine alto and tenor saxophonist.Boairsky was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. A 1972 concert by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in Buenos Aires, and a later appearance by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, inspired Boiarsky to become a jazz musician...

  • Courtney Angela Brkic
    Courtney Angela Brkic
    Courtney Angela Brkic is Croatian American memoirist, short story writer, and academic.-Life:She is a native of Washington, D.C., grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and graduated from Yorktown High School...

    , poet
  • Michael Bunn
    Michael Bunn
    Michael Bunn is a tubist and music professor in the Washington, D.C. area.Mr. Bunn has performed with: Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Opera, Paris Opera, Washington Opera, Orchestre Nationale de France, Bolshoi Opera and Ballet, Kirov Ballet, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra...

  • Arthur W. Chickering
    Arthur W. Chickering
    Arthur W. Chickering is an educational researcher in the field of student affairs. He is known for his contribution to student development theories. Chickering formerly taught at George Mason University and Goddard College...

  • Alan Cheuse
    Alan Cheuse
    Alan Cheuse is an American writer and critic, the son of a Russian immigrant father and a mother of Romanian descent. He graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1957 and Rutgers University in 1961. After traveling abroad and working for several years at various writing and editing jobs, he...

    , novelist
  • Wilfrid Desan
    Wilfrid Desan
    Wilfrid Desan was a professor in philosophy best known for introducing French existentialism and especially the thought of Jean-Paul Sartre to the United States. He was a native of Belgium who emigrated to the United States in 1948, where he gained a doctorate from Harvard University in 1951 and...

  • Bùi Diễm
    Bui Diem
    Bùi Diễm was South Vietnam's ambassador to the United States under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. He played a key role in the last desperate attempt to secure US$700 million in military aid to defend South Vietnam against the North in 1975...

    , South Vietnam
    South Vietnam
    South Vietnam was a state which governed southern Vietnam until 1975. It received international recognition in 1950 as the "State of Vietnam" and later as the "Republic of Vietnam" . Its capital was Saigon...

    's Ambassador to the United States
  • Robert J. Elder, Jr, Air Force Commander
  • Marita Golden
    Marita Golden
    Marita Golden is an award-winning novelist, nonfiction writer, distinguished teacher of writing and co-founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African-American writers....

    , novelist
  • Gerald L. Gordon
    Gerald L. Gordon
    Gerald L. Gordon is the president and chief executive officer of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in Fairfax County, Virginia, a position he has held since late 1983....

  • Joshua Greenberg
    Joshua Greenberg
    Joshua M. Greenberg is an American academic working in sociology of scientific knowledge. Greenberg is Program Director for Digital Information Technology and the Dissemination of Knowledge at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Previously he was the Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship at the...

  • Hugh Gusterson
    Hugh Gusterson
    Hugh Gusterson is an anthropologist currently at George Mason University.His expertise is in nuclear culture, international security and the anthropology of science....

  • Helon Habila
    Helon Habila
    Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist and poet. He won the Caine Prize for African fiction in 2001, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2003....

  • Deanna Hammond
    Deanna Hammond
    Deanna L. Hammond was a Canadian-American translator and linguist. She led the Linguistic Services section of the US Library of Congress. During the 1990s, she taught Spanish translation at George Mason University and at American University. She was president of the American Translators...

  • Frances V. Harbour
    Frances V. Harbour
    Frances Vryling Harbour is Associate Professor of Government at George Mason University, in the United States. She is a founding member and past president of the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association and a former John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellow in...

  • Hugh Heclo
    Hugh Heclo
    Hugh Heclo is a Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Public Affairs at George Mason University, in the United States. He was previously a professor of government at Harvard University.He also operates a Christmas tree farm outside Winchester, Virginia - Ashcroft Farms.Heclo is perhaps best known as...

    , professor of American politics and winner of John Gaus award.
  • Carma Hinton
    Carma Hinton
    Carma Hinton is a documentary filmmaker and Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. She was born and raised in Beijing, China, by American parents, and lived there until she was twenty-one. Chinese is...

    , documentary flimmaker. Credits include The Gate of Heavenly Peace
  • Mark N. Katz
    Mark N. Katz
    Mark N. Katz is a professor of government and politics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. He researches and teaches classes about Russian politics and foreign policy, revolution, and the "War on Terror."...

  • Peter Klappert
    Peter Klappert
    -Life:He grew up in West Hempstead, New York, and Rowayton, Connecticut. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Iowa, with an M.A...

    , poet
  • Gary L Kreps
    Gary L Kreps
    Gary L. Kreps is a communication scholar. He is currently a University Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Department of Communication, and Director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. He held the Eileen and Steve...

  • Lawrence W. Levine
    Lawrence W. Levine
    Lawrence William Levine was an American historian. He was born in Manhattan and died in Berkeley, California.-Life:...

    , historian
  • Suzannah Lessard
    Suzannah Lessard
    Suzannah Lessard is an American writer of literary non-fiction. She has written memoir, reportorial pieces, essays and opinion.-Life:She has taught at Columbia School of the Arts, Wesleyan University, The New School, George Mason University, George Washington University, and Goucher College MFA...

    , writer
  • Samuel Robert Lichter
    Samuel Robert Lichter
    S. Robert Lichter is Professor of Communication at George Mason University, where he directs the Center for Media and Public Affairs, which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media, and the Statistical Assessment Service , which works to improve the quality of statistical...

    , former professor at Princeton University
    Princeton University
    Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

    , Georgetown University
    Georgetown University
    Georgetown University is a private, Jesuit, research university whose main campus is in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic university in the United States...

    , George Washington University
    George Washington University
    The George Washington University is a private, coeducational comprehensive university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States...

    , Yale
    YALE
    RapidMiner, formerly YALE , is an environment for machine learning, data mining, text mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. It is used for research, education, training, rapid prototyping, application development, and industrial applications...

    , and Columbia University
    Columbia University
    Columbia University in the City of New York is a private, Ivy League university in Manhattan, New York City. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the...

    .
  • Peter Mandaville
    Peter Mandaville
    Peter Mandaville is Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and Co-Director of Mason’s Center for Global Studies at George Mason University in Virginia, United States...

    , professor of international affairs and scholar of political Islam.
  • Nadine Meyer
    Nadine Meyer
    -Life:She graduated from Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University, and the University of Missouri.She taught at George Mason University, the University of Missouri, Seton Hall University, and Gettysburg College....

    , poet
  • Robert Nadeau
    Robert Nadeau (science historian)
    Robert Lee Nadeau is an American Professor of English at George Mason University. His recent research focuses on integration between economic and environmental thinking.-Bibliography:*Books...

    , English professor
  • Eric Pankey
    Eric Pankey
    -Life:He graduated from the University of Missouri and Iowa University with his MFA in 1981.He directed the Creative Writing Program at Washington University in St...

    , poet
  • Roy Rosenzweig
    Roy Rosenzweig
    -References:* * * Memorial website-External links:* Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media**...

  • Richard E. Rubenstein
    Richard E. Rubenstein
    Richard E. Rubenstein is an author and University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University, holding degrees from Harvard College, Oxford University , and Harvard Law School...

  • Martin Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

     winner for his biography of Robert Oppenheimer
    Robert Oppenheimer
    Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with Enrico Fermi, he is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first...

  • Clare Shore
    Clare Shore
    Clare Shore is an American composer, music educator mezzo-soprano, and conductor.-Biography:Clare Shore studied composition with Annette LeSiege, voice with Donald Hoirup, and oboe and saxophone with Davidson Burgess, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in 1976...

  • Susan Shreve
    Susan Shreve
    Susan Richards Shreve is an American professor, author, and novelist, as well as author of over a dozen children's books. She currently teaches at George Mason University....

  • Richard Norton Smith
    Richard Norton Smith
    Richard Norton Smith is an American historian and author specializing in US presidents.-Life:Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, in 1953, Smith graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1975 with a degree in government...

     Presidential historian & former director of five presidential libraries.
  • Rod Smith
    Rod Smith (poet)
    Rod Smith, who was born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1962, is an American poet, editor and publisher. He grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Washington, DC in 1987. Smith has authored several collections of poetry, including In Memory of My Theories, Protective Immediacy, and Music or Honesty. He...

    , poet
  • Peter Stearns
    Peter Stearns
    Peter N. Stearns is a professor at George Mason University, where he is provost with almost forty years of experience as a teacher and administrator. Stearns was Chair of the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University and also served as the Dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and...

    , American historian and current provost
  • Rex A. Wade
    Rex A. Wade
    Rex A. Wade is an American historian and author who has written extensively about the 1917 Russian Revolution. He has taught courses in Russian and Soviet history at George Mason University since 1986.-Career:...

    , professor of Russian history.
  • Roger Wilkins
    Roger Wilkins
    Roger Wilkins is an African American civil rights leader, professor of history, and journalist.-Biography:Wilkins was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in Michigan...

    , Pulitzer Prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

     winner for coverage of the Watergate scandal
    Watergate scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal during the 1970s in the United States resulting from the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement...

     (along with Bob Woodward
    Bob Woodward
    Robert Upshur Woodward is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is currently an associate editor of the Post....

     and Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein is an American investigative journalist who, at The Washington Post, teamed up with Bob Woodward; the two did the majority of the most important news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to numerous government investigations, the indictment of a vast number of...

     while he was working at The Washington Post
    The Washington Post
    The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation...

    .
    ) Now retired.
  • Margaret R. Yocom
    Margaret R. Yocom
    Margaret R. Yocom is a folklorist who teaches at George Mason University.Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States, the eldest child of Betty Keck and Norman Davidheiser Yocom, she first pursued her interest in folklore at Pennsylvania State University where she majored in English She went on...

  • Mary Kay Zuravleff
    Mary Kay Zuravleff
    Mary Kay Zuravleff is an American short story writer and novelist.She taught at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, the University of Maryland, and George Mason University.She was writer in residence at American University....

    , novelist


Department of Economics


  • Peter Boettke
    Peter Boettke
    Peter J. Boettke is an American economist of the Austrian School.-Early life and education:Boettke was born in Rahway, New Jersey to Fred and Elinor Boettke and remained there until he moved to Pennsylvania to attend Thiel College in Greenville and later Grove City College. He became interested in...

  • Kenneth E. Boulding
    Kenneth E. Boulding
    Kenneth Ewart Boulding was an economist, educator, peace activist, poet, religious mystic, devoted Quaker, systems scientist, and interdisciplinary philosopher. He was cofounder of General Systems Theory and founder of numerous ongoing intellectual projects in economics and social science. He was...

    , cofounder of the General Systems Theory
  • Donald J. Boudreaux
    Donald J. Boudreaux
    Donald J. Boudreaux is professor of economics at George Mason University. He served as chairman from August 2001 and stepped down in August 2009. He previously served as president of the libertarian think tank Foundation for Economic Education, a post he accepted in May 1997...

  • James M. Buchanan
    James M. Buchanan
    James McGill Buchanan, Jr. is an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Buchanan's work initiated research on how politicians' self-interest and non-economic forces affect government economic policy...

    , Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

    -winning economist
    Economist
    An economist is a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy...

     (1986)
  • Henry N. Butler
    Henry N. Butler
    Henry N. Butler is an American professor of law, economics, and public policy. He currently serves as the executive director of the Searle Center at the George Mason University's School of Law. He formerly served as the Director of the Judicial Education Program at the American Enterprise...

  • Bryan Caplan
    Bryan Caplan
    Bryan Caplan is an American economist, a Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute, and blogger for Econlog. He is best known for his work in public choice theory and for his libertarian ideology.-Personal...

  • Tyler Cowen
    Tyler Cowen
    Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution...

  • Christopher Coyne
  • Richard H. Fink
    Richard H. Fink
    Richard H. Fink is an American businessman and academic. He is an executive vice president of Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the U.S.-Education and academic career:...

    , Executive Vice President of the Koch Industries
    Koch Industries
    Koch Industries, Inc. , is an American private energy conglomerate based in Wichita, Kansas, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading and investments. Koch also owns Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company...

  • Joseph L. Fisher
    Joseph L. Fisher
    Joseph Lyman Fisher is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a Democrat from Virginia....

    , U.S. Congressman from Virginia
  • Jack A. Goldstone
  • Wendy Lee Gramm
    Wendy Lee Gramm
    Wendy Lee Gramm is an American economist and a distinguished senior scholar at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, a free-market think tank based in Washington D.C. She is also the wife of former United States Senator Phil Gramm...

  • Robin Hanson
    Robin Hanson
    Robin D. Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He is known as an expert on idea futures, markets and was involved in the creation of the Foresight Exchange and DARPA's FutureMAP...

  • Laurence Iannaccone
    Laurence Iannaccone
    Laurence R. Iannaccone is a Professor of Economics at Chapman University, Orange County, California. Before moving to Chapman in 2009 he was a Koch Professor of Economics at George Mason University...

  • Manuel H. Johnson
    Manuel H. Johnson
    Manuel H. "Manley" Johnson is an American economist, who served as the vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the mid-1980s. Since 1990, he has been co-chairman and senior partner on Johnson Smick International, Inc., an investments, economic and political...

    , Former Vice Governor of the Federal Reserve
  • Arnold Kling
    Arnold Kling
    Arnold Kling is a founder and co-editor of , an economics blog, along with Bryan Caplan and David Henderson.Kling graduated from Swarthmore College in 1975 and received a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked as an economist in the Federal Reserve System from 1980...

  • Daniel B. Klein
    Daniel B. Klein
    Daniel B. Klein is a professor of economics at George Mason University and an Associate Fellow of the Swedish Ratio Institute. Much of his research examines public policy questions, libertarian political philosophy, and the sociology of academia...

  • Don Lavoie
    Don Lavoie
    Don C. Lavoie was an Austrian school economist. He worked at the Cato Institute. He wrote two books on the problem of economic calculation. His first book on this subject was Rivalry and Central Planning . This book stressed the importance of the process of competitive rivalry in markets...

  • Peter T. Leeson
  • Kevin McCabe
  • Maurice McTigue
    Maurice McTigue
    Maurice Patrick McTigue, QSO was a New Zealand politician of the National Party. He was a Cabinet Minister in the Fourth National Government from 1990 to 1993, holding the Employment portfolio, among others....

    , former Minister for Labor in New Zealand
  • James C. Miller III
    James C. Miller III
    James C. Miller III is a former U.S. government official and economist who served as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988...

    , Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

  • Russell Roberts
    Russell Roberts (economist)
    Russell Roberts is a professor of economics at the George Mason University Mercatus Center. Roberts founded and directed the Management Center at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis...

  • George Selgin
    George Selgin
    George A. Selgin is a professor of economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, and an associate editor of Econ Journal Watch...

  • Vernon L. Smith
    Vernon L. Smith
    Vernon Lomax Smith is professor of economics at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics and School of Law in Orange, California, a research scholar at George Mason University Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science, and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center, all in Arlington,...

    , Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

    -winning economist
    Economist
    An economist is a professional in the social science discipline of economics. The individual may also study, develop, and apply theories and concepts from economics and write about economic policy...

     (2002)
  • Alex Tabarrok
    Alex Tabarrok
    Alexander Taghi Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution....

  • Robert Tollison
    Robert Tollison
    Robert D. Tollison is an American economist who specializes in public choice theory.-Education:A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Tollison attended local Wofford College where he earned an A.B. in business administration and economics in 1964. He completed an M.A. in economics at the...

  • Gordon Tullock
    Gordon Tullock
    Gordon Tullock is an economist and retired Professor of Law and Economics at the George Mason University School of Law. He is best known for his work on public choice theory, the application of economic thinking to political issues...

    , Developed the Public Choice Theory
    Public choice theory
    In economics, public choice theory is the use of modern economic tools to study problems that traditionally are in the province of political science...

  • Bruce Yandle
    Bruce Yandle
    Bruce Yandle is dean emeritus of Clemson University's College of Business & Behavior Sciences and a professor of economics emeritus at Clemson. He is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center, a faculty member with George Mason University's Capitol Hill Campus, and a...

    , Executive Director of the Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act...

  • Richard E. Wagner
    Richard E. Wagner
    Richard E. Wagner is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He works primarily in the fields of public finance and public choice....

  • Lawrence H. White
    Lawrence H. White
    Lawrence H. White is an Economics Professor at George Mason University who teaches graduate level Monetary Theory and Policy. He is considered an authority on the history and theory of free banking...

  • Walter E. Williams
    Walter E. Williams
    Walter E. Williams, is an American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a syndicated columnist and author known for his libertarian views.- Early life and education :Williams family during childhood...

    , John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • Bart Wilson
    Bart Wilson
    Bart Wilson is an experimental economist and currently holds Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Economics and Law in the Chapman University, Argyros School of Business and Economics. His work has been widely published in both the popular and academic press....



School of Public Policy



  • Zoltan Acs
    Zoltan Acs
    Zoltan J. Acs is a professor at George Mason University where he teaches in the School of Public Policy and directs the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. He is a Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena, Germany, and Scholar-in-Residence at the Kauffman...

  • David S. Alberts
    David S. Alberts
    David Stephen Alberts is an American Director of Research for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration .- Biography :...

    , Director of Research for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Kenneth Button
    Kenneth Button
    Kenneth J. Button is a renowned British transport expert, currently University Professor and Director of the Center for Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia....

  • Thomas M. Davis
    Thomas M. Davis
    Thomas Milburn "Tom" Davis III was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Davis was considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by five-term incumbent and fellow Republican John...

    , former U.S. Congressman from Virginia
  • Desmond Dinan
    Desmond Dinan
    Desmond Dinan, an Irish academic , is the Jean Monnet Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy, in Arlington, Virginia. He is the author of a number of textbooks on European integration and its history. He lives and works in the United States, where he is married and has three...

  • Richard Florida
    Richard Florida
    Richard Florida is an American urban studies theorist.Richard Florida's focus is on social and economic theory. He is currently a professor and head of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto. He also heads a private consulting firm, the...

  • William Conrad Gibbons
    William Conrad Gibbons
    William Conrad Gibbons was born in 1926 in Harrisonburg, Virginia to Howard and Jessie Gibbons. He entered the University of Virginia in 1945. His studies were interrupted in order to serve in World War II but he returned to finish his college education at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland,...

  • Marc Gopin
    Marc Gopin
    Marc Gopin is director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. He is an expert on the role that religion and culture play in conflicts and conflict resolution. In 2008 he received the Andrew Thomas Peacebuilder Award from the New York State...

  • Stephen Haseler
    Stephen Haseler
    Stephen Haseler is Professor of Government, author of numerous books on contemporary politics, and Director of The Global Policy Institute in London...

  • Michael Hayden, former CIA Director
  • Seymour Martin Lipset
    Seymour Martin Lipset
    Seymour Martin Lipset was an American political sociologist, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. His major work was in the fields of political sociology, trade union organization, social stratification, public opinion, and...

  • Patrick Mendis
    Patrick Mendis
    Patrick Mendis is an educator, diplomat, author, and executive in government service. He taught MBA/MPA as well as international trade and American foreign policy courses at the University of Minnesota, University of Maryland University College, and Yale University before joining the U.S....

    , US Diplomat
  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels
    Patrick J. Michaels is an American climatologist. Michaels is a senior research fellow for Research and Economic Development at George Mason University, and a senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute...

  • Thomas J. Miller
    Thomas J. Miller (diplomat)
    Thomas J. Miller is an American diplomat and previous U.S. Ambassador who currently serves as Director of the Washington, DC office of Independent Diplomat....

    , US Ambassador to Greece, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bill Schneider (journalist)
    Bill Schneider (journalist)
    William Schneider is an American journalist. Currently he serves as CNN's senior political analyst and Distinguished Senior Fellow & Resident Scholar at Third Way, a Washington think tank. Schneider is also serving as the Omer L...

    , CNN's senior political analyst
  • Louise Shelley
    Louise Shelley
    Louise Shelley is a professor at George Mason University in Virginia. She is also founder and director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center . Shelley's first book, Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, was published by Cambridge University Press in December 2010.-Recent...

  • Jeremy Shearmur
    Jeremy Shearmur
    Jeremy Shearmur is Reader in Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He was educated at the London School of Economics....

  • Richard Norton Smith
    Richard Norton Smith
    Richard Norton Smith is an American historian and author specializing in US presidents.-Life:Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, in 1953, Smith graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1975 with a degree in government...

  • John N. Warfield
    John N. Warfield
    John Nelson Warfield is an American systems scientist, who was professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Integrative Sciences at George Mason University.- Biography :...


College of Science

  • David Albright
    David Albright
    David Albright, M.S., is the founder of the non-governmental Institute for Science and International Security , its current president, and author of several books on proliferation of atomic weapons. Albright holds a Master of Science in physics from Indiana University and a M.Sc. in mathematics...

  • Ken Alibek
    Ken Alibek
    Colonel Kanatzhan Alibekov — known as Dr. Kenneth Alibek since 1992 — is a former Soviet physician, scientist and biological warfare expert of Kazakh descent. He is a military physician, has PhD in microbiology and ScD in biotechnology...

    , Colonel in the Soviet Union
    Soviet Union
    The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....

     in charge of biodefense
  • Robert Axtell
    Robert Axtell
    - References :...

  • Caroline Crocker
    Caroline Crocker
    Caroline Crocker is an American immunopharmacologist who taught creationist claims about evolution and promoted intelligent design in a biology class at George Mason University in 2005, while employed in a non-tenure track contract position as “contingent faculty”, with no guarantee of a renewal...

    , immunopharmacologist who teaches creationist claims
    Objections to evolution
    Objections to evolution have been raised since evolutionary ideas came to prominence in the 19th century. When Charles Darwin published his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, his theory of evolution by natural selection initially met opposition from scientists with different theories, but came to...

     about evolution
    Evolution
    Evolution is any change across successive generations in the heritable characteristics of biological populations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins.Life on Earth...

  • Peter J. Denning
    Peter J. Denning
    Peter J. Denning is an American computer scientist, and prolific writer. He is best known for pioneering work in virtual memory, especially for inventing the working-set model for program behavior, which defeated thrashing in operating systems and became the reference standard for all memory...

  • Klaus Fischer
    Klaus Fischer (mathematician)
    Klaus Gunter Fischer was an American mathematician of German origin. He worked on a wide range of problems in algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, graph theory, and combinatorics....

    , mathematician
  • Peter A. Freeman
    Peter A. Freeman
    Peter A. Freeman is the founding dean of Georgia Tech's College of Computing, a position he held from 1990 to 2002. Freeman was assistant director of the National Science Foundation from 2002 to 2007....

  • Robert Hazen
    Robert Hazen
    Robert Hazen is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University, in the United States, received a B.S. and S.M. in geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1971, and a...

    , Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science, and author
  • Abul Hussam
    Abul Hussam
    Abul Hussam is the inventor of the Sono arsenic filter. He is a chemistry Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a member of advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology....

    , inventor of the Sono arsenic filter, for which he received the 2007 sustainability prize awarded by the National Academy of Engineering
  • Angela Orebaugh
    Angela Orebaugh
    Angela Orebaugh is a technology futurist and thought leader with a focus in cybersecurity. She is an internationally recognized author of best selling technology books including Syngress' Wireshark and Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit and Ethereal Packet Sniffing...

  • Suresh V. Shenoy
    Suresh V. Shenoy
    Suresh V. Shenoy is an Indian-American engineer, senior business executive and philanthropist.Suresh V. Shenoy is Executive Vice President at Information Management Consultants, Inc., a Virginia, USA based consulting and technology services company that provides information technology and software...

  • Fred Singer
    Fred Singer
    Siegfried Fred Singer is an Austrian-born American physicist and emeritus professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia...

  • Jagdish Shukla
    Jagdish Shukla
    Jagdish Shukla is an Indian meteorologist and Distinguished University Professor at George Mason University in the United States.-Early years:...

    , founding member of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics
    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics was founded in 1964 by Pakistani scientist and Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam after consulting with Munir Ahmad Khan. It operates under a tripartite agreement among the Italian Government, UNESCO, and International Atomic Energy Agency...

  • John P. Snyder
    John P. Snyder
    John Parr Snyder was an American cartographer most known for his work on map projections for the United States Geological Survey . Educated at Purdue and MIT as a chemical engineer, he had a lifetime interest in map projections as a hobby, but found the calculations tedious without the benefit of...

    , cartographer
  • James Trefil
    James Trefil
    James S. Trefil is an American physicist and author of more than thirty books. Much of his published work focuses on science for the general audience. Dr...

    , physicist, and author
  • Ernst Volgenau
    Ernst Volgenau
    Ernst Volgenau is the chairman and founder of SRA International.After serving in the United States Air Force, he managed 700 engineers for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission....

    , chairman and founder of SRA International
    SRA International
    SRA International, Inc. is an information technology services and solutions consulting company incorporated as Systems Research and Applications Corporation in 1976 and beginning operations in 1978. Founded by Dr. Ernst Volgenau, it is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, and employs 7200 people...

  • Edward Wegman
    Edward Wegman
    Edward Wegman is a statistician, a statistics professor at George Mason University, and past chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a Senior...

    , statistician
  • Boris Willis
    Boris Willis
    Boris Willis is currently Chief Artistic Officer of Boris Willis Moves and Assistant Professor of Computer Game Design at George Mason University. Willis' work has been presented both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of the 2003 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission and 2004...


School of Management

  • Teresa J. Domzal
    Teresa J. Domzal
    Teresa J. Domzal, from Falls Church, Virginia, is an American professor and scholar who has published many journals and articles on the subjects of marketing and advertising...

    , dean of the school of management
  • Jim Larranaga
    Jim Larranaga
    James Larranaga is an American college basketball coach and the head coach of the University of Miami men's basketball program. He was most notably the men's basketball coach of George Mason where he coached the Patriots to 13 consecutive winning seasons and became a media sensation during the...

    , Mason's head men's basketball coach since 1997
  • Anthony Sanders
    Anthony Sanders
    Anthony Marcus Sanders is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball. Sanders spent parts of three seasons in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, along with part of the 2001 season with the Yokohama BayStars in Japan...

    , Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance
  • Raymond W. Smith
    Raymond W. Smith
    Raymond W. Smith is currently the Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Investments, Founding Partner of Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and Chairman of Verizon Ventures.-Career:...


School of Law

  • Peter Berkowitz
    Peter Berkowitz
    Peter Berkowitz is an American political scientist, a former law professor, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and a Senior Fellow at the Jegish Academy on top of the Guggenheim Museum. He holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale...

  • David Bernstein
    David Bernstein (law professor)
    David E. Bernstein is Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has been teaching since 1995....

  • Lawrence J. Block
    Lawrence J. Block
    Lawrence J. Block is an American federal judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims who was confirmed on October 2, 2002.-Education and Experience:...

    , Federal Judge
    Federal judge
    Federal judges are judges appointed by a federal level of government as opposed to the state / provincial / local level.-Brazil:In Brazil, federal judges of first instance are chosen exclusively by public contest...

  • Frank H. Buckley
    Frank H. Buckley
    Frank H. Buckley is a Foundation Professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he has taught since 1989. Before then, he was a visiting Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He has also taught at McGill Law School in Montreal; and the Sorbonne , and Sciences Po in Paris....

  • Henry N. Butler
    Henry N. Butler
    Henry N. Butler is an American professor of law, economics, and public policy. He currently serves as the executive director of the Searle Center at the George Mason University's School of Law. He formerly served as the Director of the Judicial Education Program at the American Enterprise...

    , Republican Candidate for member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 11th congressional district
    Virginia's 11th congressional district
    Virginia's Eleventh Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It comprises most of Fairfax County, all of the city of Fairfax, and part of eastern Prince William County...

  • Susan Dudley
    Susan Dudley
    Susan E. Dudley is an American academic who served as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs , Office of Management and Budget in the administration of George W. Bush. As such, Dudley was the top regulatory official at the White House.-Early life:Dudley was born in...

    , Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is an office of the United States Government that Congress established in the 1980 Paperwork Reduction Act. OIRA is located within the Office of Management and Budget, which is an agency within the Executive Office of the President...

     under President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

  • Victoria Espinel
    Victoria Espinel
    Victoria Angelica Espinel is the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator for the Office of Management and Budget. She was appointed to the position by Barack Obama on September 25, 2009, and her appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 3, 2009...

    , United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
  • Adrian S. Fisher
    Adrian S. Fisher
    Adrian Sanford Fisher was an American lawyer and federal public servant, who served from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. He was associated with the Department of War and Department of State throughout his professional career. He participated in the U.S...

    , lawyer, diplomat, and politician during the 60s and 70s
  • Sandra Froman
    Sandra Froman
    Sandra S. Froman is a past President of the National Rifle Association of America.*Froman was raised in the San Francisco, California Bay Area, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with distinction from Stanford University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1974...

    , President of the National Rifle Association of America
  • Sigrid Fry-Revere
    Sigrid Fry-Revere
    Sigrid Fry-Revere is the founder and president of the Center for Ethical Solutions, a bioethics think tank; she formerly served as Director of Bioethics Studies at the Cato Institute. She earned her BA with honors at Smith College in 1983 and went on to earn her Masters in Jurisprudence at...

    , founder and president of Center for Ethical Solutions
    Center for Ethical Solutions
    The Center for Ethical Solutions , founded by Sigrid Fry-Revere, is a 501 non-profit bioethics think tank based in Lovettsville, Virginia whose mission is to find practical solutions to controversial problems in the field of medical ethics...

  • Ernest Gellhorn
    Ernest Gellhorn
    Ernest Gellhorn was an American academic and legal scholar. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Law School, and was a Guggenheim fellow...

  • Douglas H. Ginsburg
    Douglas H. Ginsburg
    Douglas Howard Ginsburg is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed to this court in October 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. He served as its Chief Judge from July 16, 2001 until February 10, 2008...

    , judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Appeals from the D.C. Circuit, as with all the U.S. Courts of Appeals, are heard on a...

    , and Ronald Reagan's nominee to the United States Supreme Court
  • Irving Kayton
    Irving Kayton
    Irving Kayton, Esq. is the founder of the Patent Resources Group, Inc. , which offers advanced education to patent lawyers, patent litigators, scientists and engineers. Professor Kayton is an Emeritus Law Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia...

    , founder of the Patent Resources Group
    Patent Resources Group
    Patent Resources Group is an Alexandria, Virginia based patent law education company, mainly dealing in Continuing Legal Education . PRG courses are attended by approximately 3,000 professionals a year...

    , Inc. (PRG)
  • William Kovacic
    William Kovacic
    William Evan Kovacic served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from January 4, 2006 to October 3, 2011. President George W. Bush designated him to serve as FTC Chairman on March 30, 2008. President Barack H. Obama designated Jon Leibowitz as Chairman on March 2, 2009, replacing Kovacic...

    , former member of the Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act...

  • Michael I. Krauss
    Michael I. Krauss
    Michael Ian Krauss is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, an American legal scholar and expert on tort law, products liability, jurisprudence and legal ethics. He is faculty advisor to George Mason's Federalist Society chapter, and lectures frequently at FS chapters across...

    , former Commissioner for Québec's Human Rights Commission
  • William H. Lash
    William H. Lash
    William H. Lash III was a United States Assistant Secretary of Commerce from 2001 to 2005 and a professor at George Mason University law school.-External links:*...

    , former United States Assistant Secretary of Commerce
  • James LeMunyon
    James LeMunyon
    James M. "Jim" LeMunyon is a Republican delegate to the Virginia House of Delegates in the 67th District. He defeated incumbent Democrat Chuck Caputo on November 3, 2009. LeMunyon is a self-described technology entrepreneur, and he served as a U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce from...

    , former United States Assistant Secretary of Commerce
  • Leonard Liggio
    Leonard Liggio
    Leonard Liggio is a classical liberal author, research professor of law at George Mason University, and executive vice president of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.-Present positions:...

    , Vice President of Atlas Economic Research Foundation
    Atlas Economic Research Foundation
    The Atlas Economic Research Foundation, also known as the Atlas Network, is a non-profit organization based in the United States which organizes and convenes workshops, offers training, runs prize programs, and provides advisory services in order to continue growing and strengthening an informal...

  • Deborah Platt Majoras
    Deborah Platt Majoras
    Deborah Platt Majoras is the former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, appointed May 11, 2004, by President George W. Bush and sworn in on August 16, 2004. President Bush had announced his intention to appoint her to the position on July 30, 2004...

    , former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act...

  • Henry Manne
    Henry Manne
    Henry Manne is an American writer and academic, considered a founder of the Law and economics discipline. He is Professor Emeritus of the George Mason University....

  • James C. Miller III
    James C. Miller III
    James C. Miller III is a former U.S. government official and economist who served as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988...

    , Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act...

     and Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan
  • Timothy Muris
    Timothy Muris
    Timothy J. Muris was the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission from 2001 to 2004.He is currently George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Of Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers, a law firm....

    , former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act...

  • Raymond O'Brien
    Raymond O'Brien
    Raymond O'Brien is a priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington and a professor of law at the Columbus School of Law in the Catholic University of America. O'Brien has published numerous books on domestic relations, and has also written on the legal consequences of the AIDS...

  • Jeremy A. Rabkin
    Jeremy A. Rabkin
    Jeremy A. Rabkin is a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law and international law. Prior to joining the George Mason faculty in 2007, he spent 27 years as a professor of government at Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in government from...

  • Chuck Robb
    Chuck Robb
    Charles Spittal "Chuck" Robb is an American politician. He served as the 64th Governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986, and as a United States senator from 1989 until 2001. In 2004, he chaired the Iraq Intelligence Commission.-Early life:...

    , former Governor of Virginia and former U.S. Senator
  • William J. Roberts
    William J. Roberts
    William J. Roberts "has been appointed as a copyright royalty judge with expertise in copyright law. He will serve a term of two years, subject to reappointment to additional six year terms. Mr. Roberts began his legal career in the Copyright Office in 1987...

    , copyright royalty judge
    Copyright Royalty Board
    The Copyright Royalty Board is a U.S. system of three Copyright Royalty Judges who determine rates and terms for copyright statutory licenses and make determinations on distribution of statutory license royalties collected by the United States Copyright Office of the Library of Congress...

  • Kyndra Miller Rotunda
    Kyndra Miller Rotunda
    Kyndra Kaye Rotunda is an American lawyer, author, and officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps Individual Ready Reserve.She is a law professor at the Chapman University School of Law.-Education:...

    , Army JAG officer
  • Hans-Bernd Schäfer
    Hans-Bernd Schäfer
    Hans-Bernd Schäfer is a German economist and a pioneer in the field of law and economics in Germany and Europe....

  • Loren A. Smith, Federal Judge
    Federal judge
    Federal judges are judges appointed by a federal level of government as opposed to the state / provincial / local level.-Brazil:In Brazil, federal judges of first instance are chosen exclusively by public contest...

  • Michael Uhlmann
    Michael Uhlmann
    Michael M. Uhlmann is currently professor of government in the department of politics and policy at Claremont Graduate University and Claremont McKenna College. Prior to teaching at Claremont, Dr...

  • Clay T. Whitehead
    Clay T. Whitehead
    Clay T. "Tom" Whitehead was a United States government official who served as director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1970 to 1974, during the Nixon administration...

    , former director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy
  • Todd Zywicki
    Todd Zywicki
    Todd J. Zywicki is George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, teaching in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts, where he has taught since 1998. He taught previously at the Mississippi College School of Law, where he held a faculty position from...

    , former Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism

  • Steve Baumann
    Steve Baumann
    Steve Baumann was a U.S. soccer forward who is currently the Chief Executive of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. He was a first team All American at the University of Pennsylvania before playing three seasons in the North American Soccer League...

    , Chief Executive of the National Soccer Hall of Fame
    National Soccer Hall of Fame
    The National Soccer Hall of Fame is a private, non-profit institution established in 1979 that honors soccer achievements in the United States.-History:...

  • Charley Casserly
    Charley Casserly
    Charley Casserly is a 16-year veteran NFL General Manager and 24-year NFL executive who worked for the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans...

    , General Manager of the Washington Redskins
    Washington Redskins
    The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team and members of the East Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, while its headquarters and training facility are at Redskin Park in Ashburn,...

     and Houston Texans
    Houston Texans
    The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team is currently a member of the Southern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

  • Craig Esherick
    Craig Esherick
    Craig Esherick is an assistant professor of sport management for George Mason University and color commentator for college basketball games. He was formerly the head coach of the Georgetown University men's basketball team and assistant basketball coach and scout for the 1988 U.S...

    , former head coach of the Georgetown basketball team

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