Meet Our Staff

Aquia Building, Fairfax Campus
Contact DEI
Contact DEI

Office Location:

Fairfax Campus

Aquia Building, Suite 373

Mailing Address:

George Mason University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

4400 University Drive, MS 2C2

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

Phone: 703-993-8730

Fax: 703-993-8899


Staff Directory

The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion exists to ensure that all people can work and study at Mason without boundaries.

Our teams focus on achieving equitable access and promoting inclusive excellence utilizing the protections of federal, state, and local law, as well as through our work facilitating workplace accommodations, managing assistive technologies, investigating allegations of discrimination and prohibited conduct, and affecting University policy management.

Dr. Sharnnia ArtisVice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer
Jeanmerie Lagos, Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Suzanne Rada, Program Assistant 
Thomas ("Tom") M. Bluestein,  Assistant Vice President for Equity and Access Services & ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Aketa Emptage, Associate Director for Equal Opportunity & Chief Investigator
Rachel Elliott, Deputy ADA Coordinator & DEI Compliance Investigator
Korey Singleton, PhD, ATP, RET,  Deputy ADA Coordinator and Assistive Technology Initiative Manager (visit ATI)
Kristine Neuber, IT Accessibility Coordinator
Robert Starr, Accessible Media Coordinator
Jennifer Little Brown, Accessible Text Coordinator
Jacqueline Servello, Assistive Technology Specialist
VACANT , Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Vanesa White, DEI Compliance Lead Investigator
Anna Walsh, DEI Compliance Investigator
Hortense Rascoe, DEI Case Coordinator for Community Engagement
Dr. Erikca Brown, Associate Director for Inclusive Education
Dr. Shekila Melchior, Director of DEI Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives
Kyle Warfield, Associate Director for Engagement and Belonging