Brent Ericson, Ph.D. is currently serving as the assistant dean of students and director of student conduct at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has worked in higher education and student affairs for nearly 20 years and has expertise in student conduct, academic integrity, sexual misconduct, learning outcomes assessment, strategic planning, residence life, threat assessment and behavioral intervention, mediation, and has advised on legislation at both the state and federal levels. Brent earned his undergraduate degree from Augustana College (Illinois), an M.S. from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from Boston College, where his research focused on college students and social media. Outside of work, Brent is a budding home chef, and enjoys hiking in the Virginia countryside with his family.