Core Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty

  • Portrait of Eva Bramesco

    Director, University Scholars, Honors College
    Associate Director for Honors College Admissions, Office of Admissions

    Eva Bramesco is the Director of the University Scholars in the Honors College.  She is also the Associate Director of Honors College Admissions. Beginning with her involvement in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Eva has spent nearly a decade working with students and families of all backgrounds to overcome the various hurdles of the college admissions process.
  • Director of Advising, Honors College

  • Olga Diupina

    Honors College Admissions Counselor

    Recruitment Territories: Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Northern Virginia
  • Portrait of Melanie Fedri

    Experiential Learning Coordinator, Honors College
    Assistant Professor, Honors College

    Melanie Fedri is an Assistant Professor in the Honors College and serves as its Experiential Learning Coordinator. She focuses on the nonprofit-serving Honors College Connects program (HNRS 261 & HNRS 361), along with the corporation- and industry partner-focused class,
  • Academic Advisor, Honors College

    Gabriela Guzman is a proud first-generation college graduate who enjoys helping students from all walks of life, as they navigate through their college experiences.
  • Portrait of Dr. Tabatha Hargrove

    Student Support Coordinator

    Tabatha Hargrove is from Suffolk, Virginia and has over 10 years of experience in higher education. She has a broad background in Academic and Student Affairs and currently serves as the Student Support Coordinator in the Honors College. She has an MBA in Human Resources and an Educational Specialist post master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University and a doctoral degree from Aspen University.
  • Portrait of Michael B. Hock

    Academic Advisor, Honors College

    Michael is an academic advisor in the Honors College at George Mason University. He enjoys writing comedy and has been published in several magazines. He is currently working on a novel that explores humanity’s relationship with social media.
  • Portrait of Tharuna Kalaivanan

    Instructor & Graduate Professional Assistant, Honors College

    Instructor, Honors College

    PhD Student,  Sociology

    Lead Research Mentor, Social Science Research Lab

    Tharuna Kalaivanan is a PhD student in the Public and Applied Sociology Program at George Mason University. She graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2020. She is also an Honors College Alum.
  • Portrait of Davis Kuykendall

    Faculty, Honors College

    Davis Kuykendall is a faculty member in the Philosophy Department and the Honors College.  He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.  
  • Portrait of Nadeen Makhlouf

    Faculty, Honors College

    Honors College Term Faculty member Nadeen Makhlouf brings her expertise in public administration, collaboration, and organizational capacity to classes on public service and public-private partnerships.