Mason West

Mason West

Director of Community Engaged Learning

Mason earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology at Oakwood College. He later earned his Masters’ degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Community Development from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee. He has served as an innovative instructor and administrator in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Bermuda.

Mason has also done extensive work in community development and social advocacy. He has created and managed leadership programs for the United States Justice Department, the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, and the English government. He has developed restorative justice programs for Atlanta’s Municipal Court, the city of Wolverhampton, England, and for American Friends Service Committee. He has developed emerging leader programs for Morehouse College and rites-of-passage programs for local public schools. Mason is excited to share his varied experiences and unique skillset with The New School community. He is intrigued by the opportunity to challenge bright young minds to apply what they learn in the classroom to the solution of problems and the fulfillment of needs in their community.

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