The Mason Publishing Group provides support and resources to the George Mason community for creating, curating, disseminating, and archiving scholarly, creative, and educational works. Offices and services include:


We offer a series of workshops and lectures on topics related to digital publishing and copyright. Some examples include:

  • Tips for Starting an Online Journal
  • Social Media Strategies for Scholars, Institutions, and Publishers
  • Copyright and User Rights: A Field Guide to Fair Use and Copyright in Balance
  • Faculty and Staff Briefings on University Dissertation and Thesis Services

Visit our workshops page to see a complete list. Contact us at publish@gmu.edu to schedule a workshop for your department, course, organization, or center.


Sally R. Evans

Sally Evans has been the Coordinator of University Dissertation and Thesis Services at George Mason University since January 2011. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in 2010; she received her Master of Arts in English from the same school in 1999. As UDTS Coordinator, she has worked tirelessly with Mason students, faculty, and staff to improve the support and resources her department offers.

Contact: sevans13@gmu.edu | 703 993-2222

Emily Cole

Emily is Production Editor of Mason Publishing and George Mason University Press. Formerly of Sightline Media Group where was the News Editor of Navy Times, she is responsible for the design, layout, and production of content across Mason Publishing products and platforms (e.g., books, e-books, online journals, web content etc.).

Contact: ecole7@gmu.edu | 703 993-2427

Andrew Kierig

Andrew is Digital Publishing Lead for Mason Publishing and George Mason University Press. In this role, Andrew is responsible for developing and managing Mason’s open-access scholarly journals, coordinating with stakeholders across Mason campuses and further afield. In addition, they are involved in the management of the Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS). Prior to coming to Mason, Andrew earned an MA in International Affairs from the David L. Boren College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, an Austrian German language diploma at the Universität Salzburg, Austria, and a BA in European History and Politics, also from the University of Oklahoma. In their spare time, they continue to serve as the Managing Editor of the open-access journal American Review of Politics

Contact: akierig@gmu.edu | 703 993-3644

Aaron McCollough

Aaron is the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead. Previously he was the Head of the Scholarly Communication and Publishing unit at the University of Illinois Library and the Editorial Director at the University of Michigan Press. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Michigan.

Contact: amccollo@gmu.edu | 703 993-2544

John W. Warren

John Warren is Head of Mason Publishing / George Mason University Press and an adjunct professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at George Washington University. Previously he was Marketing and Sales Director at Georgetown University Press, Director of Marketing, Publications at the RAND Corporation, and managed marketing and sales at Sage Publications and Fondo de Cultura Económica. He has a Masters in International Management from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has consulted in international business development. Warren is a frequent speaker at international publishing conferences and has authored several articles about the evolution of e-books, including “Zen and the Art of Metadata Maintenance” and “Innovation and the Future of E-Books” (2009), for which he was the winner of the International Award for Excellence in the development of the book.

Contact: jwarre13@gmu.edu | 703 993-3636