Mark Ginsberg


  • Early childhood and preschool

Mark R. Ginsberg is the dean of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, the largest public university in Virginia. Previously, Ginsberg served as the executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children from January 1999 to 2010. Prior to joining NAEYC, Ginsberg was chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the Graduate Division of Education at The Johns Hopkins University and a member of the faculty in the School of Medicine. He is a nationally elected member and chair of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and also is an elected member of the executive committee of the Council of Academic Deans of Research Education Institutions. He is also on the boards of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and Parents as Teachers. Ginsberg completed his master’s degree and doctorate at Pennsylvania State University, after having earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. He also completed a fellowship in clinical psychology at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by SUNY.