Marketing and Communication

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences marketing and communications team produces and implements strategic communications and marketing for CHSS departments and programs to market their degrees to potential students, to raise awareness about CHSS faculty expertise and research, and to create and maintain the brand identity for the college. We promote our faculty research, achievements, and more by creating and sharing content via the college’s website, email and print communications, and social media.

Strategic Communication and Marketing Team

  • Kristen Koehler

    Kristen Koehler

    Assistant Dean, Strategic Communications and Marketing

    Contact Kristen ( about Mason and CHSS branding and messaging, media relations, crisis communications, campus and college communications, CHSS publications, and marketing and recruitment of CHSS programs.

  • Shannon McCarthy

    Shannon McCarthy

    Marketing Specialist for Graduate Programs

    Contact Shannon McCarthy ( to create program-specific marketing plans, to discuss diverse marketing practices, or for assistance updating student or alumni profiles.

  • Marissa Joyce

    Marissa Joyce

    Social Media Manager

    Contact Marissa ( if you have post requests for CHSS's official social media handles or if you need assistance with social media, social media strategy, social media training, or content creation.

  • Melanie O'Brien

    Melanie O'Brien

    Senior Editor/Writer

    Contact Melanie ( about news to share with the CHSS community or Mason's central communications team, support for compliance with the university's editorial style guide, and CHSS publications.