Production and Design Lead

Our 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.


Emilie Algenio

Emilie is the Open Educational Resources and Scholarly Communications Librarian for Mason Publishing Group. She oversees OER creation and adoption, and assists with copyright related to OER, online and classroom teaching, and MPG publications. Emilie’s role as an educator focuses on open access and publishing. She earned a Masters of Library Science from Simmons College, and completed Harvard University’s CopyrightX course.

Contact: ealgenio@gmu.edu | (703) 993-2544

Andrew Kierig

Andrew is Digital Publishing Lead for Mason Publishing Group. Andrew manages our open-access scholarly journals and the Mason Archival Repository Service. In addition, they are involved  in numerous open-publishing and web development projects. They earned an MA in International Affairs with concentrations in International History and Economics from the David L. Boren College of International Affairs at the University of Oklahoma.

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

Arthur Andrew Rouner

Arthur leads the Mason Publishing Group as its new director, exploring new opportunities in content and collaboration across the spectrum of Mason publishing efforts. He has extensive experience in digital libraries, repositories and digital publishing and has a PhD in religious studies from the University of Virginia.

Contact: arouner@gmu.edu | (703) 993-3636

Production and Design Lead

For questions about book production and design, please contact us at publish@gmu.edu.