Diann Stedman is currently the Assistant Director of Laboratory Safety In this role, she oversees policy and program development, the laboratory safety training program, and management and administration of safety and compliance for research and instructional laboratories. Diann joined the university as Radiation Safety Officer in 2004, and added management of the Biosafety Program to her responsibilities shortly thereafter. Diann has been instrumental in development of the radiation safety and biosafety programs at the university, including design of the high containment laboratory on the Science and Technology campus and development of the university’s select agent program. Diann has served as Responsible Official for the select agent program since 2012.
Prior to arriving at George Mason, Diann was a Research Assistant in molecular psychiatry at Yale University and adjunct faculty in the life sciences at Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT. Diann holds a Master of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Virginia Commonwealth University.