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Joy Hughes

Joy Hughes

Joy Hughes

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

Partnerships, particularly international partnership

Joy Reed Hughes is currently a professor in George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering and also serves as the Senior Advisor on East Asia for the Office of the Provost.  At Mason she serves on the Board of the Confucius Institute and the Board of the GMU-Instructional Foundation.  She formerly served for 16 years as the Vice President for Information Technology at Mason and was interim president of Mason’s campus in Korea during its formative years. She was also the founding head of 4-VA, a partnership between four Virginia universities, the government of Virginia, and the Cisco Systems Corporation and was instrumental in the founding of VA-SCAN, a cybersecurity partnership comprised of most of Virginia’s universities.

Dr. Hughes earned a PhD from the Union institute (1990) with the dissertation, A Clash of Cultures: Libraries and Computing Centers in an Information Age.   She also holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University in mathematics and a master’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in computer science.  Her current scholarly interests focus on partnerships, particularly international partnership.