Michelle Denise Mason
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Education, Experiential Learning & Engagement
Associate Dean for Enrollment
B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Senior Associate Dean Mason joined FIU Law as founding Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services in 2001. Prior to joining the FIU Law, Mason worked at Phillips Exeter Academy, Seton Hall Law School and Vermont Law.
In 2010, Mason was appointed Director for the FIU Law Center for Professionalism and Ethics. In the 2014, Mason changed administrative roles and was appointed as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning and Engagement.
Mason teaches in the FIU Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs and the FIU Honors College. In 2016, the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine provided Mason with a secondary appointment as Faculty Administrator.
Civic engagement is a common thread in Mason’s work. As principal investigator, she secured a national grant and directed the Council on Legal Education Opportunity Summer Institute. In 2013, Mason founded the Math and Civics Summer Institute which provided instruction for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from the Liberty City.
Mason has served on numerous local and national committees. Recently, Mason was appointed to the 11th Judicial Circuit Professionalism and Civility Committee and asked by the National Black Law Student Association to serve as a member of its Education Task Force.
Recognition for her work includes being named as a National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism Fellow, one of South Florida’s Top 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals, selection to attend the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education “Art and Practice of Leadership Development” program, designation as the Florida Bar’s Law Faculty Professionalism Award recipient and received recognition from the Daily Business Review as one of the Top 20 Women in Law.
Dean Mason earned both her B.A. and J.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.