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
Arshi Moktader, Office Assistant
Susan Harris, University Policy Manager & FOIA Compliance Officer
Crystal C. Coombes, AVP for Equity and Access Services, ADA & Title IX Coordinator
Korey Singleton,  Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) Manager (visit ATI and meet the ATI team)
Aketa Emptage, Associate Director for Equal Opportunity & Chief Investigator
Rachel Elliott, Deputy ADA Coordinator & DEI Compliance Investigator
Thomas Bluestein, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Dara Finley, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Anna Walsh, DEI Compliance Investigator
Hortense Rascoe, DEI Case Coordinator for Community Engagement
Dr. Erikca Brown, Inclusive Education Manager
Dr. Shekila Melchior, Director of DEI Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives
Kyle A. Warfield, Equity, Engagement, and Belonging Manager