organizational behavior; university governance; organizational citizenship behavior; university committees and teams
Dr. David Farris is currently serving as the Executive Director of Safety and Emergency Management at George Mason University. David joined Mason 2004 and has held positions responsible for laboratory safety, environmental compliance, occupational safety, fire safety, and emergency management programs. Prior to working at Mason, David was employed at Clean Harbors Environmental Services. During David’s tenure at Clean Harbors he served as a lead field chemist, regional manager, technical service specialist, sales representative, and project manager in the areas of business development, environmental compliance, emergency response, environmental remediation, and industrial services.
David graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mason’s School of Business in May 2007, and received a Ph.D. in Education from George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development in 2016. David is Certified Emergency Manager, a credential awarded by the International Association of Emergency Managers. David’s academic interests revolve around organizational behavior, university governance, organizational citizenship behavior, university committees, and teams. David is currently writing a book on university committees that is expected to be published in 2019.