Alan Merten

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Alan G. Merten
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President of George Mason University
In office
1996 – June 30, 2012
Preceded by George W. Johnson
Succeeded by Ángel Cabrera
Personal details
Born (1941-12-27) December 27, 1941 (age 76)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality United States
Alma mater Stanford University
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alan Gilbert Merten (born December 27, 1941)[1] was the President of George Mason University.[2]


Early life[edit]

Merten received an undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a masters in Computer science from Stanford University, and a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


Merten began his academic career as an engineering professor at the University of Michigan. Later he deaned the College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. Next he served as the dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Merten joined George Mason University as president of in 1996.[2] Merten left George Mason University on June 30, 2012.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Merten is married to Sally Merten, and they have two children and four grandsons.[2]


  1. ^ R.R. Bowker Company. Database Publishing Group (2009). American Men & Women of Science. 5. Thomson/Gale. ISBN 9781414433059. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  2. ^ a b c d de Vise, Daniel; Rein, Lisa (March 23, 2011). "Alan G. Merten to retire as George Mason University president". Washington Post. Retrieved 22 October 2015.

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