Information Sciences and Technology

Volgenau School of Engineering

Recent Projects and Activities

2018

Projects and Activities
Received the 2018 Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program grant
Participated in the Tenured /Tenure Track Faculty Search Committee, Department of Information Sciences and Technology

2017

Projects and Activities
Invited to give a presentation "Advances in the Cognitive and Learning Sciences and Digital Learning" at American Councils for International Education, Higher Education Programs
Received the 2017 Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program grant
Invited to give a presentation "Re-Engaging/Re-Energizing Your Students" at a seminar series "Faculty Conversations about Teaching" organized by the GMU Office of Distance Education and Center for Teaching & Faculty Excellence (CTFE)
Led the IST Task Force to substantially redesign the MS AIT program
Led the IST Task Force to substantially redesign the PhD in IT program, Information Sciences and Technology concentration
Redesigned the Accelerated MS AIT program
Chaired the Tenured /Tenure Track Faculty Search Committee, Department of Information Sciences and Technology

2016

Projects and Activities
Received the GMU OSCAR Undergraduate Research SDG grant for the curriculum development for the Information Sciences and Technology department (Project Leader)
Invited to give a presentation at the VCU School of Nursing Doris. B. Yingling Lectureship Series
Chaired the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Search Committee, Department of Information Sciences and Technology

2015

Projects and Activities
Selected to be a member of the Global Collaborative Classroom (GCC) Initiative Committee for the Center for Global Studies
Selected to become a member of the GMU Distance Education (DE) Council
Invited to participate in the GMU Teaching Inquiry Group
Became a member of the GMU Learning Analytics Focus Group

2014

Projects and Activities
Selected by the GMU Center For Teaching and Faculty Excellence as the first Volgenau School of Engineering faculty member to teach in the new state-of-the-art Active Learning Technology (ALT) classroom
Established workshop series "Mason Life-long Learning", George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Organized the 1st PLAIT workshop "Customizing Higher Education: Competency-based Personalized Learning", George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Became a member of the GMU Center of Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE) Active Learning Technology Group

2013

Projects and Activities
Established the "Personalized Learning in Applied Information Technology" (PLAIT) Laboratory, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Organized the "Advancing Engineering Education" workshop, National University of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

2012

Projects and Activities
Selected to become a member of the GMU Distance Education (DE) Advisory Group
Developed a new Health Information Technologies (HIT) concentration for the Information Sciences and Technology department

2010-2011

Projects and Activities
Developed School of Engineering Interdisciplinary Certificate "E-manufacturing" (in conjunction with the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Systems Engineering and Operations Research departments)