Schar School Assistant Director Matt Green Honored as George Mason Employee of the Month
What he does: As assistant director of undergraduate student services for the Schar School of Policy and Government, Green helps students achieve success at Mason and set in motion their post-graduation plans. Green also provides logistical support for several academic initiatives at Mason including the undergraduate research program, and he teaches in the bachelor of individualized study program.
How he got there: While studying at Mason for his master’s degree in social work, Green was asked to help with advising by English Department advisor Laura Scott. Green, who is now pursung his PhD in writing and rhetoric at Mason, found it rewarding, joined the National Academic Advising Association and applied for jobs nationwide. “I was lucky enough to end up right back where I started, here at Mason, working for the unit that would become the Schar School,” Green said. “The congeniality among faculty, staff and students here at Schar has really helped to set me up for success.”
Best day on the job: Graduation days, Green said. “There’s nothing like seeing a student you’ve been helping for four years get their diploma.”
What he likes to do when he is not working: Green plays computer games and tabletop role-playing games. He also writes fiction and hikes.
What he likes best about working at Mason: “It always comes down to the people I’m surrounded by,” Green said. He also said he feels fortunate that Mason invests in maintaining its green space as his walk to work every day takes him through the trees next to Mason Pond.