Mark R. Ginsberg

Mark Ginsberg serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia and a Carnegie Research One (R1) institution. He joined the University in 2010 as the dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University and has served as Provost since 2020. Mason, with over 38,000 students, is a Carnegie Tier 1 university that is the largest public research university in Virginia. In his role, Dr. Ginsberg is the university’s chief academic officer, charged by the Board of Visitors and the President with overseeing all aspects of education, research, and public engagement of the university. The Office of the Provost champions an inclusive university community devoted to academic excellence, consequential research/scholarship and innovative practices that inspires, engages, and transforms lives. Dr. Ginsberg’s career spans more than a 40-year period as a professor, psychologist and skilled administrator. He has published extensively in the areas of education, psychology, human development and human services.

Prior to joining George Mason University, Dr. Ginsberg served for more than a decade as the Executive Director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and for more than twenty-five years as a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University. He also previously was the Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the senior management staff of the American Psychological Association. He has a master’s and doctoral degree from the Pennsylvania State University and also completed a Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Yale University School of Medicine.