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Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) and Graduate Research Scholarship (GRS) Positions

PhD students are eligible to be hired by faculty as graduate research assistants (GRA) or graduate research scholars (GRS).

GRA: These positions are available to full-time students who are not employed over 19 hours in other positions (within or outside Mason). Students selected for a 10-hour per week GRA must be enrolled in at least 9 credits per semester, and students selected for a 20-hour per week GRA must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester. GRA positions pay a stipend and tuition benefits. Current compensation rates and other benefits can be found here.

GRS: These positions are available to full- and part-time students. Outside employment is not a factor when being selected. Students can be enrolled in any number of credits per semester. GRS positions include a tuition benefit. Current compensation rates and other benefits can be found here.

Step 1:

Complete the graduate assistantship application. You cannot be hired without completing this form and uploading your current vita. (Open NOW)

Step 2:

Review the list of faculty with open positions (listed below) and contact faculty directly to express your interest in the position. It is recommended that you limit your requests to faculty who are doing work in an area that aligns in some way with your own research interests.

Faculty with an Open GRA/GRS Position for the 2024-2025 Academic Year


Faculty NameSpecialization(s)Position Status
Ambegaonkar, JatinKinesiology Filled
Baily, SupriyaInternational Education, Research MethodologyFilled
Baker, CourtneyMathematics Education LeadershipFilled
Baker, PamelaSpecial EducationFilled
Banks, JoySpecial EducationOpen
Banville, DominiqueOther School of EducationOpen
Berkeley, SheriSpecial EducationFilled
Biggs, ReginaEducation LeadershipFilled
Buehl, MichelleResearch Methodology, Educational PsychologyOpen
Caswell, ShaneKinesiology Filled
Coogle, ChristanEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special EducationFilled
Dabbagh, NadaLearning Technologies Design ResearchFilled
Dailey, StephanieOther School of EducationOpen
Dodman, StephanieTeaching and Teacher EducationFilled
Duke, JodiSpecial EducationFilled
Eddo, OladipoKinesiology Open
Evmenova, AnnaSpecial EducationFilled
Ferguson, DanielEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special EducationFilled
Fisher-Maltese, CarleyEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special EducationFilled
Francis, GraceSpecial EducationFilled
Goodman, RachaelOther School of EducationFilled
Green, Chris (Beverly)Other School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementFilled
Hathaway, DawnLearning Technologies Design ResearchFilled
Hines, ErikOther School of EducationOpen
Holincheck, NancyTeaching and Teacher Education, Science Education ResearchFilled
Houston, DavidEducation PolicyFilled
Hunter, SethEducation LeadershipFilled
Jerome, MarciSpecial EducationFilled
Jin, Naehyun (Paul)Other School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementOpen
Jones, MargaretOther School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementFilled
Jorgenson, LinnOther School of EducationOpen
Kaya, ErdoganOther School of EducationFilled
Kim, SujinMultilingual/Multicultural EducationFilled
Kitsantas, AnastasiaEducational PsychologyFilled
La Croix, LeslieEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education, Teaching and Teacher EducationFilled
Lee, Seungwon (Shawn)Other School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementOpen
Letiecq, BethanyResearch MethodologyOpen
Levine-Brown, ElizabethTeaching and Teacher Education, Educational PsychologyFilled
Liu, Hung-Ling (Stella)Other School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementFilled
Martin, JoelKinesiology Filled
Marttinen, RistoOther School of EducationOpen
Mattix Foster, AprilInternational EducationFilled
McDowell, JacquelineOther School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementFilled
Miller, AngelaResearch Methodology, Educational PsychologyFilled
O'Brien, KristenSpecial EducationFilled
Park, Jung Yeon (Ellie)Research MethodologyFilled
Park, Minkyung (Min)Other School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementOpen
Parker, AudraTeaching and Teacher EducationFilled
Parsons, AllisonLiteracy(ies), Culture, and ReadingFilled
Parsons, SethLiteracy(ies), Culture, and Reading, Teaching and Teacher EducationFilled
Patzak, AlexandraEducational PsychologyFilled
Peters-Burton, ErinScience Education Research, Educational PsychologyFilled
Pierce, Lorraine V.Multilingual/Multicultural EducationFilled
Powell, MarvinResearch MethodologyFilled
Powers, SammieOther School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementOpen
Raffegeau, TiphanieOther School of EducationFilled
Ramos, KathleenInternational EducationFilled
Regan, KelleySpecial EducationFilled
Reybold, L. EarleResearch MethodologyOpen
Rodgers, Ellen DroginOther School of EducationOpen
Satsangi, RajivSpecial EducationOpen
Shahrokhi, FarnooshEducation LeadershipFilled
Shaklee, BeverlyInternational EducationFilled
Sheridan, KimberlyResearch Methodology, Educational PsychologyFilled
Shin, JoanMultilingual/Multicultural EducationFilled
Sprague, DebraTeaching and Teacher Education, International EducationOpen
Steen, BweikiaEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special EducationFilled
Steen, SamOther School of EducationFilled
Suh, JenniferMathematics Education LeadershipFilled
Talleyrand Abrams, RegineOther School of EducationOpen
Varier, DivyaEducational PsychologyFilled
Vesely, ColleenEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special EducationFilled
Viano, SamanthaEducation LeadershipFilled
Walter, HeatherEarly Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special EducationFilled
Weiss, MargaretSpecial EducationFilled
Wiggins, BrendaOther School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism ManagementFilled
Zenkov, KristienLiteracy(ies), Culture, and Reading, Teaching and Teacher EducationFilled

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