Lunch Session: Social Lunch Hosted by the Executive Director for Online Operations, Charlie Kreitzer, M.Ed., and the Co-Director of the Stearns Center, Faisal Mahmud, Ph.D. (30 mins)


  • Charles Kreitzer George Mason University
  • Faisal Mahmud George Mason University



Want to meet other faculty and staff at Mason?

Join us for this informal conversational session.

As a participant, after a few brief remarks from the Executive Director for Online Programs, Charles Kreitzer, M.Ed., and Director for Digital Learning, Faisal Mahmud, Ph.D., you will be put into a smaller “lunch table” break out group and asked to:
• introduce yourself,
• share what courses you are teaching,
• share what you are excited about for teaching this semester,
• share what concerns you have,
• share your teaching tips,
• listen to tips from others,
• talk about the ITL sessions you attended or whatever else teaching-related you want to talk about!

Author Biographies

Charles Kreitzer, George Mason University

Through focused planning and collaboration, Charles is committed to creating focused, high-quality, academic programs that are designed to respond to the changing educational and workforce needs of the region. With a background in product management and online operations, Charles provides cross-functional leadership to the Stearns Center and online initiatives at George Mason University.

Fun facts: Charles has traveled a lot and loves to cook foods from all over the world—and if it’s not spicy, he doesn’t bother! He’d choose flight over invisibility, and if he were a tree he would be an oak so he could have all of the acorns he wanted (also squirrels are cool, even if they are rats with good fashion sense).

Faisal Mahmud, George Mason University

As the Director for Digital Learning, Faisal oversees faculty and program support related to the development of Mason’s online programs, co-leads Stearns Center, and holds a leadership role in initiatives pertaining to the coordination, planning, administration, assessment, and improvement of programs offered through Mason Online. He is also responsible for managing the overall portfolio of online programs.

Coming from engineering, technology, research, and project management background, Faisal is an immense supporter and promoter of innovative, data-driven, and evidence-based teaching and learning. He holds a PhD in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Modeling and Simulation, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, from Old Dominion University. Previously, he worked at ODU Distance Learning, Experiential Learning and Testing Center, and Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), a few to mention. He actively publishes and presents research papers in scholarly journals and international conferences. Faisal also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in f2f, hybrid, and online mode.

Faisal is an avid traveler, entrepreneur, and digital content creator. He enjoys photography and creative work in his spare time.





MONDAY 12:15pm-12:45pm