As Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives & Services at Mason, Janette helps to manage the engine that makes academic innovations happen. With a long history as a faculty member and administrator at Mason, she has built a solid foundation for working with both internal and external stakeholders in fostering relationships and dealing with change management. In her role with the New Ventures team, she supports the creation of new initiatives on campus and addresses the policy areas and systems that need to be considered in supporting academic changes.
Janette Muir’s PhD is from the University of Massachusetts in rhetoric and political communication. She also has degrees from Wake Forest University (MA, Communication) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (BS, Double major in Behavioral Science and Communication Arts). Her academic life focuses on political communication, civic engagement, and the study of the presidency. Committed to teaching excellence, Janette has been nationally recognized for the quality of her teaching, and she is a past recipient of the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award. She is a Centennial Scholar in the Communication discipline, is past president of the Eastern Communication Association, and past editor of Communication Quarterly, a top-tier journal in the communication discipline.