Dr. Alan G. Merten became the fifth president of
George Mason University in July
Prior to his current position, Dr. Merten served as Dean and
Professor of Information Systems at the Johnson Graduate School of
Management of Cornell University. Before that, he was Dean of the
College of Business Administration at the University of Florida
and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Computing Services
at the University of Michigan. In addition, Dr. Merten has held
academic positions in both engineering and business as well as
academic and business positions in Hungary and France.
Currently, Dr. Merten is the chairman of the Northern Virginia
Roundtable and program chairman of the 1998 World Congress on
Information Technology. He also serves on the board of directors
for three information technology companies and a mutual fund
Dr. Merten holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a
Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, and a
master's degree in computer science from Stanford University. Dr.
Merten and his wife, Sally, have two children.