About LEG

Our Mission and Charge:

Mason’s Learning Environments Group (LEG) examines questions related to classroom design and our learning environments, both formal and informal. A primary goal of this group is to advise the university on the planning and design of learning spaces for future renovation and new building projects, with an eye toward developing flexible, signature spaces that inspire students and faculty to work collaboratively on pressing intellectual and social issues.

In light of continuing evidence of the value of active and experiential learning strategies, LEG will also work to identify models across the disciplines for how faculty might take full advantages of our signature learning environments. The ideas generated by this group will be shared with the greater Mason community.


LEG Membership

Kim Eby, Co-Chair
Office of the Provost

Crystal Anderson
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Mihai Boicu
Information Sciences & Technology (VSE)

Debbie Brady
Campus Planning and Facilities

Tom Butler
Office of the Registrar (Provost)

Crystal Clemons
Learning Space Design (ITS)

Jesse Guessford
Undergraduate Education

Mustafa Hassan
Student representative (Graduate – CEHD)

Katrina Johnson
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Rebecca Jones
Chemistry (COS)

Susan Kehoe
Academic Strategy (ITS)

Jeff Kling
Classroom and Lab Technologies (ITS)

Shawn Lee
School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management (CEHD)

Lauren Long
Office of Student Involvement (University Life)

Laura Manno
Campus Planning (Facilities)

Anne Melville
University Libraries

Beverly Middle
School of Nursing (CHHS)

Una Murphy
Administration & Operations – Arlington

LeAnn Pittman
Learning Space Design (ITS)

Shelley Reid
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Katie Rosenbusch
Management (Business)

Shani Ross
Bioengineering (VSE)

Paige Wolf
School of Business


Learning Environments Assessment Group (LEAG)

The Learning Environments Assessment Group (LEAG) collaborates with the Learning Environments Group to support faculty engagement and success in Mason’s Active Learning Classrooms through the following methods:

  • Conducting studies to learn more about how faculty make pedagogical choices about active learning in their classrooms
  • Assessing the faculty and student experience in active learning classrooms
  • Sharing assessment results to inform campus planning efforts

LEAG Membership

Crystal Anderson
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Ashley Archer
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

Kim Eby
Faculty Affairs and Development

Mustafa Hassan
Student representative (Graduate – CEHD)

Shelley Reid
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning