Full-time Faculty


  • LaShonda Anthony

    LaShonda Anthony

    Director for Academic Integrity and Initiatives in University Life

    intersection of spirituality and higher education environments; diversity in higher education


  • Jeannie Brown Leonard

    Jeannie Brown Leonard

    Dean of Student Academic Affairs – Advising, Retention, and Transitions (Provost Office)

    Academic advising; Retention and degree completion; Student success; Academic policy; Transfer students; Integrative learning; Interdisciplinary theory


  • Kaitlin Cicchetti

    Kaitlin Cicchetti

    Director of Advancement for University Life

    Internationalization of higher education; International branch campuses; Student transitions to college


  • David Farris

    David Farris

    Director, Safety and Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety

    organizational behavior; university governance; organizational citizenship behavior; university committees and teams

  • Stephanie Foster

    Stephanie Foster

    Associate Director in the Office of Undergraduate Education

    student learning and meaning-making of educational experiences; faculty learning; influences on the post-secondary curriculum


  • Nicole Harris-Sealey

    Nicole Harris-Sealey

    Academic Director, INTO George Mason University

    International higher education; Enrollment planning and assessment; Approaches to mixed methods research; Higher education administration policy and practice; critical theories

  • Kimberly Holmes

    Kimberly Holmes

    Assistant Dean and Director of Retention and Student Success

    Retention; Women and under-represented students and faculty in STEM; Diversity and inclusion; College access; Policy

  • Joy Hughes

    Joy Hughes

    Senior Advisor: East Asia. Professor: Volgenau School of Engineering

    Partnerships, particularly international partnership



  • Jaime Lester

    Jaime Lester

    Interim Director


    Learning Data Analytics: Providing Actionable Insights to Increase College Student Success; Mid-career Faculty; Role of Higher Education Search Firms in Diversifying Leadership

  • Sally Lorentson

    Sally Lorentson

    Associate Dean of University Life

    Student transitions to college; College student alcohol and drug use; Student athletes; Scholar-practitioners in student affairs

  • Nance Lucas

    Nance Lucas

    Associate Professor

    Ethics, positive psychology, and leadership


  • Julie E. Owen

    Julie E. Owen

    Associate Professor

    Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), leadership studies


  • Eunkyoung Park

    Eunkyoung Park

    Research Associate

    College student access and success, quantitative research methodology, survey research, higher education policy, financial aid and college scholarship, institutional research, assessment, international comparative education


  • Lori Cohen Scher

    Lori Cohen Scher

    Director of Academics


    Student services, graduate student engagement, student and academic affairs collaboration, international branch campus development, educational policy

  • Kelly Schrum

    Kelly Schrum

    Associate Professor

    scholarship of teaching and learning, online learning, digital humanities

  • Peter N. Stearns

    Peter N. Stearns

    University Professor

    Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history

  • Amy Swan

    Amy Swan

    Assistant Professor

    Academic and Career Development, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


  • Aoi Yamanaka

    Aoi Yamanaka

    Associate Director of Academic Services, Assistant Professor

    social justice issues in higher education, cultural leadership, and civic engagement in a diverse environment