Affiliate Faculty

  • Portrait of Bruce Aft

    Senior Fellow

    Rabbi Bruce D. Aft was the spiritual leader at Adat Reyim in Springfield, VA, from 1991 until 2020.
  • Portrait of Tawnya Azar
    Tawnya (Ravy) Azar is a Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her M.A. and PhD. in English at George Washington University.
  • Portrait of Ashley Blinstrub

    Pronouns: She, Her

    Adjunct Instructor, Honors College; Student Success and Inclusion Librarian, George Mason University Libraries

    Ashley Blinstrub is the Student Success and Inclusion Librarian at George Mason University Libraries.
  • Portrait of Keith Clark
    Keith Clark is a Professor of English and African and African American Studies. He earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary (1985) and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993).
  • Spencer Crew

    Clarence J. Robinson Professor, Honors College

    Spencer Crew has worked in public history institutions for more than twenty-five years.  He served as president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for six years and worked at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution for twenty years.  Nine of those years he served as the director of NMAH.  At each of those institutions he sought to make history accessible to the public through innovative and inclusive exhibitions and public programs.
  • Portrait of Amy Crockett
    Amy Crockett is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University.  Amy earned her MA in Teaching at the Relay Graduate School of Education, and her BS in Systems Engineering and Economics at George Mason University.
  • Portrait of Richard Davis

    Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
    Professor, School of Theater

    Rick Davis is Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and Professor of Theater. From 1991 until the company’s closure in 2012, he was artistic director of Mason’s professional theater company, Theater of the First Amendment (TFA). Under his leadership, TFA became one of the Washington area’s most respected theaters, winning twelve Helen Hayes Awards and producing more than twenty world premieres.
  • Portrait of Rutledge Dennis
    Rutledge M. Dennis is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. He received the B.A. in Social Science and Sociology from South Carolina State University and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University.
  • Portrait of Sharon Doetsch-Kidder
    Sharon Doetsch-Kidder teaches academic research and writing with INTO Mason and the Honors College and plans to lead a summer study abroad course on Japanese Arts and Well-being, when that becomes possible.
  • Savannah Fetterolf

    Degrees PhD Candidate, Cultural Studies, George Mason University MA, Museum Anthropology, Columbia University BA, Anthropology, George Washington University