Faculty and Staff List A to Z

  • Asst. Mgr, Front of House, Hylton Performing Arts Center, CVPA

  • Orin Adcox

    Adjunct Faculty, Computer Game Design, CVPA  Computer Game Design alumnus, CVPA

    Orin Adcox is an entrepreneur and game developer that co-owns a small game design studio located at the Virginia Serious Game Institute in which he creates Serious Games for various clientele within a myriad of subject matters. This includes everything from aid allocation in foreign countries to evaluating social and emotional skills of young students through games. When not working at his company, Orin teaches undergraduate classes in Mason’s game design program.
  • Changwoo Ahn

    Professor, EcoScience and Policy, School of Art Affiliate Faculty, CVPA
    Wetland Ecosystems, Ecosystem Restoration, Ecological Engineering, System Ecology, Urban Ecology, Water Quality, Environmental Sustainability, STEAM

    My research centers on a long-term study of functional development and design elements for created mitigation wetlands, which includes biodgeochemistry, ecological modeling, constructed wetlands, urban green infrastructure, soil carbon and nitrogen, denitrification and water quality, plant and microbial communities, and system ecology. Current Projects ■ Design elements for creating wetlands to restore ecosystem functions and services (i.e., N cycling for water quality in wetlands and plant community productivity and carbon cycling)
  • John Aler

    Associate Professor (Tenor and Opera), Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    A renowned tenor, John Aler teaches applied voice at Mason. He has been a frequent performer with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. 
  • Samirah Alkassim

    Term Assistant Professor in Film Theory, Film and Video Studies, CVPA

    Samirah Alkassim is an experimental documentary filmmaker whose films include Far From You, From Here to There, and current work in progress Love Letters, among other projects.
  • Elizabeth Alman

    Adjunct Faculty, School of Theater, CVPA

    Dr. Elizabeth Alman joined the School of Theatre Faculty at Mason in 2015, teaching theatre performance courses, coaching Voice, Speech, Text and Dialects for Mason Players’ productions, and serving on the Faculty Committee for Mason’s Gateway Auditions and Interviews for prospective freshmen and transfer students.
  • Angela Ammerman

    Adjunct Professor of Music (Music Education and Aural Skills), Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Angela Ammerman, referred to by the Washington Post as the first “music teacher prodigy,” earned degrees in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music, Boston University, and her PhD from George Mason University.
  • Ben Ashworth

    Sculpture Supervisor, School of Art, CVPA

  • Anna Balakerskaia

    Professor (Piano and Chamber Music), Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Anna Balakerskaia is a “consistently thrilling pianist” (Judy Gruber, Washington Post) whose expression “wells with a delightful freedom,” (Robert Dumm, Clavier) and whose sound “is warm and deep.”