Contact / Beat List

The Office of Strategic Communications staff helps reporters get the information and experts they need for stories of local, national and international significance. Listed below are the communications managers and their areas of expertise:

TOPICS CONTACT
  • Administration Issues
Michael Sandler
Director, Strategic Communications
703-993-8815, msandle3@gmu.edu 
  • Bioengineering
  • Biosciences
  • Health and Medicine
  • Medical Research
  • Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environment
  • Psychology
Michele McDonald, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications
703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu
 
  • Economy and Money
  • Legal Affairs
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Society and Government
  • Transportation
  • Public and International Affairs
Buzz McClain, Manager, Strategic Communications
703-727-0230 (primary), (desk) 703-993-8782, bmcclai2@gmu.edu
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Business
  • Military Services
  • Recreation
  • Facilities/Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Sports and Exercise/Fitness
Preston Williams, Officer, Strategic Communications
703-993-9376 (primary), pwilli20@gmu.edu
  • Global issues
  • Health Care and Policy
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Social Work
  • University Life/Student Involvement
  • Human Resources
  • Admissions
  • Libraries
  • Honors College
  • Immigration
  • Education and Education Policy
Sudha Kamath, Officer, Strategic Communications
703-993-9118, skamath@gmu.edu
  • University News and Events
  • Campus-specific Information
  • The Arts/Culture
  • Humanities
Colleen Kearney Rich,
Editorial Director, Strategic Communications
703-993-8805, ckearney@gmu.edu