Graduate Degrees
Directors and Contact Information

Anthropology (MA )

Director: Rashmi Sadana
Contact: Rashmi Sadana | 314 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-1423
Program email: rsadana@gmu.edu

Anthropology (Accelerated MA)

Director: Rashmi Sadana
BAM Coordinator: Katy E Hoepf
Program email: khoepf@gmu.edu

Applied Developmental Psychology (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Director: Timothy W Curby
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Applied Developmental Psychology (Concentration in the MA)

Director: Timothy W Curby
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Applied Psychology (Graduate Certificate)

Contact: Patrick E McKnight | 2065 David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-8292
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Art History (MA )

Director: Robert D. DeCaroli
Contact: Emily Gibson | B354 Robinson Hall B, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: rdecarol@gmu.edu

Art History (Accelerated MA)

BAM Coordinator: Robert D. DeCaroli
Program email: arthistory@gmu.edu

Clinical Psychology (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD)

Director: Christianne Esposito-Smythers
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Cognitive Neuroscience (Graduate Certificate)

Director: James C Thompson
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Director: Jane M Flinn
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (Concentration in the MA)

Director: Jane M Flinn
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Communication (PhD )

Director: Xiaoquan Zhao
Contact: Brittany Sanders | 102 Northeast Module, MS 3D6 | 703-993-1090
Program email: commgrad@gmu.edu

Communication (MA )

Director: Richard T Craig
Contact: Brittany Sanders | 102 Northeast Module, MS 3D6 | 703-993-1090
Program email: commgrad@gmu.edu

Communication (Accelerated MA)

Director: Richard T Craig
BAM Coordinator: Megan H. L. Tucker

Computational Social Science (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Andrew Crooks
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Creative Writing (MFA)

Director: Gregg Wilhelm
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Criminal Justice (MS )

Director: James Willis
Program email: clsgrad@gmu.edu

Criminal Justice (Accelerated MS)

BAM Coordinator: Brielle Manovich
BAM Coordinator: Kristin Tyburczy
Program email: clsgrad@gmu.edu

Criminology, Law and Society (PhD )

Director: Allison D. Redlich
Program email: clsgrad@gmu.edu

Criminology, Law and Society (MA)

Director: Allison D. Redlich
Program email: clsgrad@gmu.edu

Cultural Studies (PhD )

Director: Denise Albanese
Contact: Jon Aponte | 703-993-2851
Program email: cultural@gmu.edu

Cultural Studies (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Michael G Malouf
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Digital Public Humanities (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Brian W. Platt
Contact: Brian W. Platt | 351 Robinson Hall B, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1253
Program email: bplatt1@gmu.edu

Economics (PhD )

Director: Christopher Coyne
Contact: Mary Jackson | D156 Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), MS MSN 3G4 | 703-993-1135
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Economics (MA )

Director: Carlos D Ramirez
Contact: Tess Tedrick | D157 Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), MS 3G4 | 703-993-6248
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Economics (Accelerated MA)

Director: Carlos D Ramirez
Contact: Tess Tedrick | D157 Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), MS 3G4 | 703-993-6248
BAM Coordinator: Jason Dunick
Program email: econgrad@gmu.edu

Energy and Sustainability (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Lisa C Breglia
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Energy and Sustainability (Accelerated MAIS Concentration)

Concentration Head: Lisa C Breglia
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
BAM Coordinator: Robin Littleton
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

English (MA)

Director: Michael G Malouf
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

English (Concentration in Linguistics) (Accelerated MA)

Director: Douglas J Wulf
BAM Coordinator: Douglas J Wulf
Program email: dwulf@gmu.edu

English Pedagogy (College Teaching: Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)

Director: Michael G Malouf
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: ldesroch@gmu.edu

Ethics and Public Affairs (Philosophy: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Fiction (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Director: Gregg Wilhelm
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Folklore Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Benjamin Gatling
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Folklore Studies (Accelerated MAIS Concentration )

Concentration Head: Benjamin Gatling
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
BAM Coordinator: Robin Littleton
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Folklore Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Debra Lattanzi Shutika
Contact: Debra Lattanzi Shutika | 423 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1170
Program email: dshutika@gmu.edu

Foreign Languages (MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish) (Accelerated MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
BAM Coordinator: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual Multicultural Education) (Accelerated MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
BAM Coordinator: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

French (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

Global Affairs (MA )

Contact: Lisa C Breglia | 703-993-9184
Program email: globalma@gmu.edu

Global Affairs (Accelerated MA)

Director: Lisa C Breglia
BAM Coordinator: Stephanie M Lister
Program email: globalma@gmu.edu

Higher Education (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu, mais@gmu.edu

Higher Education Administration (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Jaime Lester
Contact: Katie Richards | 315 Enterprise Hall, MS 1B3 | 703-993-2310
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu

Higher Education Pedagogy (College Teaching: Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)

Director: Jaime Lester
Contact: Katie Richards | 315 Enterprise Hall, MS 1B3 | 703-993-2310
Program email: kricha22@gmu.edu

Higher Education and Student Development (MA)

Director: Jaime Lester
Program email: hepadmin@gmu.edu

History (PhD )

Director: Sam Lebovic
Contact: Emily Gibson | B354 Robinson Hall B, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: slebovic@gmu.edu

History (MA )

Director: Zachary Schrag
Contact: Emily Gibson | B354 Robinson Hall B, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
Program email: egibson5@gmu.edu

History (Accelerated MA)

Director: Zachary Schrag
Contact: Emily Gibson | B354 Robinson Hall B, MS 3G1 | 703-993-1248
BAM Coordinator: Samuel Collins
Program email: egibson5@gmu.edu

Human Factors/Applied Cognition (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Director: Carryl Baldwin
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Human Factors/Applied Cognition (Concentration in the MA)

Concentration Head: Patrick E McKnight
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology (Psychology: Concentration in the PhD )

Concentration Head: Stephen Zaccaro
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Industrial/ Organizational Psychology (Concentration in the MA)

Concentration Head: Louis C Buffardi
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: buffardi@gmu.edu

Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

Director: Meredith H. Lair
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Linguistics (PhD )

Director: Douglas J Wulf
Program email: dwulf@gmu.edu

Linguistics (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Douglas J Wulf
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Literature (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Michael G Malouf
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Middle East and Islamic Studies (MA )

Director: Bassam S. Haddad
Program email: meis@gmu.edu

Middle East and Islamic Studies (Accelerated MA )

Director: Bassam S. Haddad
BAM Coordinator: Stephanie M Lister
Program email: meis@gmu.edu

Middle East and Islamic Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Bassam S. Haddad
Program email: meis@gmu.edu

Nonfiction Writing (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Director: Gregg Wilhelm
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy (MA )

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy (Accelerated MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
BAM Coordinator: Katy E Hoepf
Program email: rcherubi@gmu.edu, philgrad@gmu.edu

Philosophy and Cultural Theory (Philosophy: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Rose M Cherubin
Program email: philgrad@gmu.edu

Poetry (Creative Writing: Concentration in the MFA)

Director: Gregg Wilhelm
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Professional Writing and Rhetoric (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Douglas Eyman
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Professional and Technical Writing (Professional Writing and Editing: Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)

Director: Douglas Eyman

Psychology (PhD )

Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Psychology (MA)

Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: jhicks27@gmu.edu

Psychology (with a Concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience) (Accelerated MA)

Assistant Director: Doris Bitler Davis
BAM Coordinator: Michael B Hock
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Religion, Culture, and Values (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Abdulaziz Sachedina
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Religion, Culture, and Values (Accelerated MAIS Concentration)

Concentration Head: Abdulaziz Sachedina
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
BAM Coordinator: Robin Littleton
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Science Communication (Professional Writing and Editing: Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)

Director: Katherine E Rowan
Contact: Brittany Sanders | 102 Northeast Module, MS 3D6 | 703-993-1090
Program email: bsander7@gmu.edu

Social Entrepreneurship (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Social Justice and Human Rights (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Social Justice and Human Rights (Accelerated MAIS Concentration)

Concentration Head: Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
BAM Coordinator: Robin Littleton
Program email: mais.gmu.edu

Sociology (PhD )

Director: Shannon N Davis
Contact: Farhana Islam | 305 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-5207
Program email: fislam2@gmu.edu

Sociology (MA )

Director: Shannon N Davis
Contact: Farhana Islam | 305 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-5207
Program email: fislam2@gmu.edu

Sociology (Accelerated MA)

Director: Shannon N Davis
Contact: Farhana Islam | 305 Robinson Hall B | 703-993-5207
BAM Coordinator: Katy E Hoepf
Program email: fislam2@gmu.edu

Spanish (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

Spanish and French (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education (Foreign Languages: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Esperanza Roman-Mendoza
Contact: Jen Barnard | 331 Aquia Building | 703-993-1230
Program email: mclgrad@gmu.edu

Teaching English as a Second Language (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Douglas J Wulf
Program email: dwulf@gmu.edu

Teaching of Writing and Literature (English: Concentration in the MA)

Director: Michael G Malouf
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: englgrad@gmu.edu

Transportation Human Factors (Applied Psychology: Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)

Director: Patrick E McKnight
Program email: psycgrad@gmu.edu

Usability (Applied Psychology: Concentration in the Graduate Certificate)

Concentration Head: Patrick E McKnight
Contact: Jessica S Hicks | 2013F David King Hall, MS 3F5 | 703-993-1548
Program email: jhicks27@gmu.edu

War and the Military in Society (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS)

Concentration Head: Christopher H. Hamner
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Women and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in the MAIS )

Concentration Head: Rachel Ann Lewis
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
Program email: mais@gmu.edu, wmst@gmu.edu

Women and Gender Studies (Accelerated MAIS Concentration )

Concentration Head: Rachel Ann Lewis
Contact: Robin Littleton | 408 Enterprise Hall, MS 5G3 | 703-993-8762
BAM Coordinator: Robin Littleton
Program email: mais@gmu.edu

Women and Gender Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Director: Angela Jean Hattery
Contact: Rachel Ann Lewis | 240C Johnson Center, MS 5B6 | 703-993-2896
Program email: rlewis13@gmu.edu

Writing and Rhetoric (PhD)

Director: Douglas Eyman
Contact: Lisa Corinne DesRochers-Short | 413 Robinson Hall B, MS 3E4 | 703-993-1185
Program email: wrphd@gmu.edu