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Jason Kinser Receives David J. King Award

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The Stearns Center and the Office of Faculty Affairs announce that the 2020 David J. King Teaching Award has been given to Dr. Jason Kinser, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences.

The David J. King Award was created in 2002 and is named after Dr. King, a visionary teacher and leader who served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1982 to 1988. The award recognizes one faculty member each year for their lifetime achievement in enhancing teaching, learning, and overall educational excellence at George Mason University. Without question, Dr. Kinser lives up to the legacies of Dr. King and of prior recipients of this award. Among other achievements, the awards committee commends Dr. Kinser on his tireless support for and innovation in data sciences education at Mason, noting that he has taught over 40 courses with dedication and innovation, helped shepherd data sciences from a boutique program to a growing department, and provided leadership in the creation or renovation of three degree programs in the field.