Interdisciplinary Studies concentration heads wear many hats. Because Mason is primarily a research university, faculty are first and foremost researchers, who produce new knowledge in their respective fields. Second, they are teachers who work with students in traditional classroom settings and as advisors to graduate students conducting their own research. And third, they serve as academic advisors and administrators, to Interdisciplinary Studies but also their home departments and even to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences itself. We are grateful for all their efforts!