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Mark R. Ginsberg; George Mason University

Dr. Ginsberg is Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. His career spans a thirty year period as a professor, psychologist, and as a skilled administrator. Earlier, Dr. Ginsberg served as the executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Washington, DC for over ten years. NAEYC is the nation's largest professional association dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of early care and education programs for children from birth through age eight. The association is a leading publisher of professional resources and provider of professional development for early childhood educators. NAEYC also sponsors a national accreditation program for early childhood programs that serves more than 1,000,000 young children daily and sponsors higher education accreditation initiatives at the associate, bachelor's, and graduate levels. Earlier still, Dr. Ginsberg was chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the Graduate Division of Education at The Johns Hopkins University. He had served in various capacities at Johns Hopkins, including as a faculty member of both the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine. Even earlier, he held the position of executive director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Washington, DC. Earlier, Dr. Ginsberg was a senior member of the management staff of the American Psychological Association. He has published extensively in the areas of education, human development, and human services. He has lectured and presented at over 200 conferences, seminars, and other educational meetings and professional development events both within the United States and internationally. He is president-elect of the International Step by Step Association, a nongovernmental organization of 30 education-focused NGOs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Dr. Ginsberg currently serves as treasurer of the Washington, DC-based Children's Leadership Council, a consortium of over 40 national organizations focused on children and youth. He also is a past-president of the Society of Psychologists in Management, a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Maryland Psychological Association, and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Ginsberg holds both a master and doctoral degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA and earlier was awarded a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Cortland, NY.


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