Faculty and Staff

  • Headshot of Amanda Brooks

    Assistant Professor, Nursing 

    Dr. Amanda Brooks is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serving as a provider in the Manassas MAP clinic. 
  • Karen Brown

    Director, Area Health Education Center at Mason, Nursing

    Ms. Karen Brown is the Director for the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at George Mason. She has over a decade experience in community and public health, working for regional teen tobacco prevention programs in eastern North Carolina, in addition to her years as a program coordinator and director with Texas AHEC.
  • Assistant Professor, Nursing

    Kathleen is a graduate from Long Island University, Columbia University, Teacher’s College in New York, and George Mason University.
  • Shanti Chang

    Associate Professor, Nursing

    Dr. Shanti Chang is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and the Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology DNP Program Director. Chang's interests are pediatrics and underserved populations.
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    Associate Professor

    College of Public Health

    Bethany Cieslowski is the Simulation Coordinator for the George Mason University School of Nursing. She earned her BSN from the University of Virginia, MA from Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical (Nursing) Informatics and DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. 
  • Tracy Davidson

    Accelerated BSN Program Coordinator
    Associate Professor, Nursing

    Dr. Davidson is an Associate Professor with School of Nursing with over 20 years of experience in an array of healthcare settings. She has a robust education that encompasses both clinical nursing practices and community public health.
  • Headshot of James DeMarco

    Assistant Professor, Nursing 

    Dr. James “Jimmy” DeMarco is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. His research interest included improving mental health outcomes through the use of nursing involvement and empowerment.
  • Sharolyn Dugger

    Population Health Center, Clinical Social Worker, Nursing

    Sharolyn Dugger joined the GMU Social Work faculty in 2015 as the Field Education Director. She received her MSW from the University of Kansas and practiced community social work for 13 years.
  • K. Pierre Eklou
    Dr. Kossi Pierre Eklou is an Assistant Professor for the School of Nursing in the College of Public Health and a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Headshot of Kenneth Frese

    Director of Clinical Operations Nursing

    Dr. Kenneth Frese is Director of Clinical Operations in the School of Nursing. Frese’s research and quality improvement interests are in patient safety, expanding healthcare access, new nurse preparedness and professional identity. Before coming to Mason, Frese was a clinical nurse for 31 years, spanning roles from Practical Nurse to Clinical Nurse Specialist. His experience includes 27 years with Inova primarily in Critical Care, and he has led and collaborated on multiple successful facility and system-wide QI projects.