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Dae Young Kim

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Immigrant entrepreneurship, Second-generation immigrants, Korean Americans, Asian Americans

Kim teaches courses on international migration and racial and ethnic relations. His research on immigrant integration, particularly the integration of children of immigrants, has been published in a number of scholarly journals. In his current book project, Kim is examining the evolution and transnationalization of the Korean community in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781,

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David Kravitz

Professor of Management

Expertise: Employee and public reactions to affirmative action and diversity programs, Diversity education and training

David A. Kravitz is professor of management in the School of Management at George Mason University. He teaches courses on diversity in organizations, organizational behavior, and leadership.

Kravitz's current research focus is on diversity education, which includes both classes in higher education and corporate training.He is interested in learning what works in bridging the gap between research and practice. He has also published work in several other areas, including beliefs about and reactions to affirmative action programs, procedural justice, bargaining and context effects in performance appraisals.

Kravitz has given more than fifty presentations at national and international conferences. He has published more than fifty monographs, chapters and articles in a variety of outlets, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Academy of Management Learning & Education and the Journal of Socio-economics. He serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Group & Organization Management, and Equal Opportunities International.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

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Michelle Marks

Associate Professor of Management, Associate Provost of Graduate Programs

Expertise: leadership

A recognized scholar on leadership, team and organizational effectiveness and generational differences, Marks has spent her career studying leadership development and teamwork in organizations.

She has published theoretical models and empirical studies that illustrate the dynamic nature of the collaborative processes used by organizational teams and the critical roles of team leaders. Her work on leadership explains how cognitive, social and motivational skills develop and change as leaders advance to more senior roles. Her current research examines the collaborative challenges present in strategic alliances, and she is editing a book on multiteam systems in organizations.

She teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, global business and human resource management in executive, MBA and undergraduate programs.

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Laurie Meamber

Associate Professor of Marketing

Expertise: Consumer behavior, Marketing and consumption of the arts, Marketing

Meamber is an associate professor of marketing in the School of Management. She joined George Mason University in 1998 and currently teaches advertising management and consumer behavior.

Meambers research focuses primarily on art and aesthetics, including how the arts and aesthetic-related marketing activities (e.g. product design, advertising, body art) operate as a means of cultural production for consumers, artists, and cultural intermediaries. Her secondary interests encompass topics related to sociological, technological and cultural aspects of daily life that impact marketing and consumption practices (such as Web advertising, Customer Relationship Management); the history and critique of marketing thought; and qualitative/interpretive research.


Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

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Olivia (Mandy) O'Neill

Assistant Professor of Management

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Expertise: Interrelationships among emotions, organizational culture and gender

O'Neill's focus is on how conceptualizing organizational culture as a function of emotions (e.g., compassion, pride, joy, anger) and gender enhances the link between culture and a number of individual, team and organizational processes and outcomes, including decision-making, attitudes, career success, health behavior, corporate strategy, and financial performance. She's examined the careers of masculine women, bullying in female-dominated workplaces, and work-family balance.

Prior to coming to Mason in 2010, O'Neill was a visiting assistant professor of management in The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and assistant professor of management in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

O'Neill received her PhD in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BS from the University of Maryland-College Park.


Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

Robert Quinn

Instructor, Applied Information Technology

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Expertise: business, Information technology, computer science

Robert T. Quinn is an Instructor in the Applied Information Technology Department in George Mason University's Volgenau School of Engineering.

A former U.S. Army Captain, Professor Quinn is the Founding Director of the master of science in Applied Information Technology program; Deputy Director, Intelligence Community Programs; and Instructor in the Senior Capstone Program for GMU’s Volgenau School of Engineering. He guides academic program development, oversees adjunct faculty and graduate student recruitment, and coordinates relationship management for the Program’s customers.

Professor Quinn is currently CEO of Gateway Management Group, Inc., an organization strategy firm. Before joining Mason, he was Vice President, Financial Services – North America Practice for Gemini Consulting. He was Senior Vice President of Drake Beam Morin, Inc., then the world’s largest career management firm, as well as General Manager-Philadelphia Region. He developed the business strategy for DBM’s Senior Executive Transition Program and coached top executive clients. He also served as Vice President for Business Development at Warner Amex, as Manager of Corporate Strategy for W.R. Grace, and as Head of Citicorp’s Brokerage Industry Banking Department.

Professor Quinn earned his MBA and BA in English Literature from Fordham University.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

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Kevin Rockmann

Associate Professor of Management

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Expertise: Dispersed Workers, Telecommuters, Socialization, Virtual Teams, Identity, Identification, Decision making

Rockmann is an associate professor of management at George Mason University's School of Management. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rockmann's main research centers on the motivation, trust, and identity processes among individuals that are physically separated from their company, co-workers, or teammates on a day-to-day basis. He is also interested in how work environments foster relationship development. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Small Group Research, and the Academy of Management Proceedings.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

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Anthony Sanders

Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance and Director, Center for Real Esate Entrepreneurship

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Expertise: Real estate finance and investment, Asset securitization, housing, commercial asset economics, Financial institutions, residential and commercial lending

Anthony B. Sanders is a Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance in the School of Management at George Mason University and is also the director of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship. His research and teaching focuses on corporate finance and banking with particular emphasis on real estate finance and investment. He has published articles in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Housing Economics and other journals.

Sanders has served as a consultant to various firms on the subjects of real estate asset risk, mortgage design, mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and risk management. He has served as an expert witness on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Merrill Lynch, UBS/Paine Webber, Wachovia/First Union Bank and others on the subject of CMOs, CDOs, CMBS, mortgage derivatives, residential and commercial mortgage origination and underwriting and subprime mortgage lending. He has also testified twice in the U.S House of Representatives on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Prior to joining Mason in 2009, Sanders taught most recently at Arizona State University (W.P. Carey School of Business). He has also taught at the University of Chicago (Graduate School of Business), University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business) and The Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business). In addition, he served as Director and Head of Asset-backed and Mortgage-backed Securities Research at Deutsche Bank in New York City.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

James Witte

Research Director, Institute for Immigration Research and Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Research methods especially survey research and the analysis of large longitudinal data sets, identifying the economic contributions of immigrant workers

Witte currently leads research for the newly created Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), which focuses on the economic contributions of immigrants in the U.S. workforce. Current projects include the mapping of immigrant entrepreneurs by geography and industry as well as the unique contributions of immigrants as Nobel Laureates or Major League Baseball All-Stars. Witte teaches graduate classes in research methods and survey research.

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James Wolfe

Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Expertise: Entrepreneurship, emerging growth firms

Wolfe is a management executive, consultant, and attorney with 25 years experience helping emerging growth firms. He is the CEO and co-founder of J Street Consulting, a Washington, D.C., firm providing strategic marketing for new products, markets, and companies. He also serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and assistant professor of management in the School of Management at George Mason University.

Wolfe specializes in new ventures and organizations undergoing dramatic transitions, both large and small. He has been a founder, director, or consultant to more than 50 early-stage firms in a wide range of industries including the Internet, software, biotechnology, international trade, telecommunications, legal services, real estate, manufacturing and retailing.

Wolfe is a past director of the National Entrepreneurship Foundation, the National Business Incubation Association, and is a former Trustee of Indiana University. He also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, where he taught courses on business planning, venture capital, and international entrepreneurship.

Jim Wolfe holds a BS, MBA, and JD, all from Indiana University.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,