Robin Rose Parker joined George Mason University in 2009 initially serving as the university’s liaison to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). As Director of Compliance, Robin served as Mason’s SCHEV policy specialist managing Mason’s proposal submission process and collaborating with faculty and administrators to develop proposal narratives for diverse audiences. Robin shepherded more than 30 new academic degree programs to approval.

In 2016, Robin transitioned to the Office of Academic Innovation & New Ventures, where she leads the office’s stakeholder engagement and communication efforts to promote and advance Mason’s university-wide initiatives to internal and external audiences.

Prior to arriving at Mason, Parker was a frequent contributor to the Washington Post Magazine for more than seven years. She composed and edited more than 40 “First Person Singular” columns and authored two cover stories for the magazine. Robin also spent two years as an adjunct instructor at the Southern Maryland Community College introducing students to expository writing.

Robin earned a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Literature from American University in Washington, D.C.