Higher Education
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


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  • 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


  • David Farris

    David Farris

    Director, Safety and Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety

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


  • 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



  • 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