Use the list below to email questions or schedule an appointment with one of our consultants. Click the Details link to find out more about each consultant’s background or to access their guides.

Alyssa FahringerHumanities-based digital projects, digital humanitiesDetailsSchedule
Debby KermerQuantitative and qualitative research methodology, analysis, softwareDetailsSchedule
Jack TieszenGeographical Information Systems (GIS), geospatial data sources, geospatial analysis, maps and mappingDetailsSchedule
Wendy MannData discovery and sources, research data management, data management plans, data sharingDetailsSchedule
Margaret CalkinsSTEM data sources, software, and toolsDetailsSchedule
If you are unsure who to contact, email

We strongly recommend making an appointment if you need in-depth assistance or need to meet with someone who has specific expertise.

Who are the consultants?

DiSC has full-time professional faculty members who offer consultations by appointment to the Mason community. DiSC offers workshops and classroom presentations in our area(s) of expertise. There are also several part-time staff members who consult. There is no cost for these services.

Who can request consultations?

Assistance is offered to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students working on class assignments, theses, dissertations, or independent research. Our role is to guide you through your research question while teaching you relevant skills that you can use in the future.

When should I request an appointment? 

Initial contact is usually by email to make an appointment. Early contact is encouraged.

What if I need more help? 

For tutoring, see the list put together by the Counseling Center.
Statisticians-for-hire are available from the Statistical Consulting Center.