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.


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 Group. In this role, they are responsible for developing and managing Mason’s open-access scholarly journals, coordinating with stakeholders across Mason campuses and further afield. They hold an MA from the David L. Boren College of International Affairs at the University of Oklahoma.

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

Aaron McCollough

Aaron McCollough is Interim Director of Mason Publishing / George Mason University Press as well as being 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