Assistant Dean, Office of African American Affairs
Michael Gerard Mason joined the staff of African-American Affairs in the Spring of 2015. He serves there as an Associate Dean and as the Director of the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. Prior to joining the OAAA staff full-time, Dr. Mason held several positions at the University. In 2008, Dr. Mason joined the faculty of the Counselor Education department in the Curry School of Education as an Assistant Professor. In 2010, he transitioned to a Clinical position, Multicultural Specialist, in the Elson Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services Department where he served as a staff psychotherapist and liaison to OAAA. In this capacity, he served as the Director of Project RISE, a peer counseling project created "for Black students by Black students." Dr. Mason continues to teach one to two courses through the Curry School: (1) EDHS 3895: Peer Counseling Theory and Technique and/or (2) EDHS 5241: Peer Support Program Research, Design, and Evaluation.