Dr. Michelle A. Marks is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at George Mason University. In this capacity, she is responsible for campus-wide administrative leadership and coordination of graduate, undergraduate and on-line education initiatives. She also oversees advising, assessment, registration services and accreditation at Mason. Dr. Marks also leads academic affairs for the recently launched INTO Mason partnership and for Mason Korea. In 2013 she led the development of the Mason 10 year strategic plan.
Dr. Marks is also on the faculty of the School of Business at Mason. As Professor of Management, she 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. Dr. Marks has authored and delivered more than 75 peer review journal articles and national conference research presentations. In 2006, Dr. Marks won the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award and in 2008 and 2011 she won the Executive MBA Professor of the Year award. She teaches courses in organizational behavior, change management, high performing teams, leadership, global business and human resource management in executive, MBA, technology management masters and undergraduate programs. She has led Mason graduate student short-term study abroad courses to the United Arab Emirates, China, Japan, France, Hungary, Austria, England, and the Czech Republic where students study global business and cross-cultural adaptability.
Dr. Marks earned her undergraduate degree from James Madison University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.