Meet Our Faculty


  • A photo of Sharon Adamus

    Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering and Computing

    Sharon Adamus’ leadership in the development of the school’s undergraduate programs draws from her extensive study and experience in forward-thinking higher education programs.
  • Mehdi Darehbidi wears a dark suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Research Interests: Fatigue and Fracture, electrochemistry and corrosion, computational materials, reliability, thermodynamics and heat transfer, failure mechanics.
  • Mason assistant professor Matthew Amissah is a black man who wears a light shirt and has a beard in his profile

    Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research

    Amissah's research broadly entails an application of concepts and tools from the fields of Modeling & Simulation and Systems Science.
  • Tanvir Arafin wears a dark suit and blue shirt in his faculty profile for the Department of Cyber Security Engineering at GMU

    Assistant Professor, Department of Cyber Security Engineering

    Research Interests: Hardware Security, Memory Systems
  • Mason bioengineering professor Giorgio Ascoli wears a black suit, light shirt and tie in his faculty profile

    Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering and Computing  

    Research Interests: Investigating the relationship between brain structure, activity, and function from the cellular level to the circuit level
  • Associate Director, Center for Assurance Research and Engineering, Volgenau

  • James Baldo

    Associate Professor, Director of Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering Program, Volgenau

    James Baldo's engineering career has provided him with a broad foundation of knowledge and experience in engineering systems responsible for detecting, identifying, tracking, and predicting the behavior of objects based on multiple sources of data. The environment that Baldo works in has been greatly affected by big data which has resulted in utilizing new technologies and analytical methods.
  • Dean College of Engineering and Computing

    Kenneth Ball was appointed Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering in August 2012. He previously served as the L.S. Randolph Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2004-12, overseeing rapid growth in the department with research expenditures increasing five-fold to approximately $20M, and with large increases in student enrollment.
  • Colleen Berg wears glasses and a light blue shirt for her faculty profile in the ME department.

    Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Colleen Berg has been an instructor in Mechanical Engineering since 2006.
  • Instructor, Data Analytics Engineering, Volgenau

    F. Brett Berlin's passion for new value creation is built on over 40 years of professional experience innovating and advocating for innovators applying leading edge information solutions to mission challenges. He has served with outstanding teams in various roles, including: senior strategy executive, consultant and mentor; applied information and systems technologist; collaborative leader; computer scientist and public policy entrepreneur.