MA in History

Kenna Felix

Kenna Felix

The M.A. program has been integral to my career as a Museum Professional.

Kenna Howat Felix is a Master's in History program graduate and currently serves as a Digital Educator at the National Museum of the United States Army.

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Dan Martins

Dan Martins, 2016

A Naval officer, helicopter pilot and published scholar

Dan Martins, who leads a Naval helicopter squadron in Hawaii, published his first scholarly essay with the help and guidance of Mason history faculty.

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Andrew Pedry

Andrew Pedry, 2015

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

In fall 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the religious studies program honored Andrew Pedry for his exemplary career.

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Eric Gonzaba

Eric Gonzaba, 2014

2021 Distinguished Alumni - Women and Gender Studies

Eric Gonzaba is an assistant professor of American studies at California State University, Fullerton where he teaches courses on the history of race and sexuality in America.

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Pam Smith

Pam Smith, 2014

MA degree helped her get consulting positions on interpretive exhibits at historic and other public sites, and to co-edit a book about Martin Luther King's Chicago Freedom Movement. She has also put her training to work in teaching nonviolent conflict resolution.

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Clay Farrington

Clay Farrington, 2012

Navy veteran found a lifelong calling.

After service in the Navy, Farrington earned his MA and landed a position as a staff historian at a naval museum. "The emphasis on cultural history at GMU," he writes, "has prepared me to delve into subjects that the average military history buff would dare not touch."

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Trevor Owens

Trevor Owens, 2009

2019 Distinguished Alumni - History and Art History

Trevor Owens is the first Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress. He is a Public Historian in Residence at American University, and teaches graduate seminars in digital preservation as a lecturer for the University of Maryland’s College of Information, where he is a Research Affiliate with the Digital Curation Innovation Center.

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Mark Jones

Mark Jones, 2004

Interactive Web Manager at WETA

A former National Park Service guide, Mark used the MA program to advance his career. Now Mark works at WETA, a public television station, where among other duties he manages Boundary Stones (, WETA's blog about local history.

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Richard Gerrard

Richard Gerrard, 1989

2021 Distinguished Alumni - History and Art History

Rick Gerrard is vice president of Phoenix Sister Cities Inc. and deputy chief of protocol for the City of Phoenix. Phoenix Sister Cities is a non-profit corporation that manages ten sister city relationships on behalf of the city. He has served in this capacity since 1999.

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