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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

College of Education and Human Development

CEHD Faculty News

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Videos Explore PDS Approach to Mentoring, Feedback

January 26, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development at Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) and its professional development school (PDS) partners have established leadership teams to plan robust and personalized training programs for teacher candidates. The teams at the university and school sites work together to engage interns in well-rounded experiences, such as by involving them in local school activities, to help fulfill their individualized professional development plans.

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Exploring the Digital Lives of African-American Families

November 29, 2016

George Mason University professor Kevin Clark is certain that African-American youth in low- and middle-income communities can enhance their education and even change their lives through the use of technology. Read more...
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Nelson Cortes Receives Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

November 22, 2016

University researchers are tackling tough problems. Three of Mason’s standout researchers, Nelson Cortes, Wilsaan Joiner, and Danielle Rudes, have earned the university’s 2015-16 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator awards. Read more...
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CEHD Hosts Pakistani Faculty as Part of State Department Grant

September 27, 2016

Twenty faculty from the University of Management and Technology (UMT) in Lahore, Pakistan, are visiting George Mason University. The purpose of the visit, scheduled from September 17 to October 2, is to participate in professional development seminars and to meet with Mason faculty in their respective disciplines. This faculty exchange is part of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of State. Read more...
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Abigail Solis, just one of the guys at Redskins camp

September 8, 2016

What surprised Abigail Solis most about her internship as an athletic trainer with the NFL’s Washington Redskins was how the players seemed so down to earth. Read more...
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You're Invited! The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture

August 22, 2016

CEHD and George Mason University Alumni can enjoy several "signature" University-wide events every year to welcome our Alumni back to campus. This fall, you're invited to The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture presentation by Dr. David Wiggins. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Mark Spikell, Prominent Mathematics Education Scholar and Mason Professor

August 22, 2016

The George Mason University community is saddened to note the death of Mark Aaron Spikell, who served as a visionary faculty member in the Graduate School of Education for 25 years prior to his retirement in 2004, when he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Education. Spikell passed away on August 12, 2016, at the age of 75 in his apartment at Sunrise Assisted Living in Fairfax, Virginia. Read more...
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David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey Win Best Edited Collection for "D.C. Sports"

June 9, 2016

David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey received the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) award for the Best Edited Collection for their book, DC Sports: The Nation’s Capital at Play. The anthology explores the multi-faceted ways in which sport, both amateur and professional, female and male, forms an important part of urban life. It addresses race, class, and gender in addition to ‘fandom, the power of the press, and politics.’ Read more...
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Retiring CEHD Faculty Recognized with Emeritus Status

June 7, 2016

This year Mason's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) says farewell to five retiring faculty members, many of whom have been at this university for decades. Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Michael Behrmann, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Gary Galluzzo and Dr. Steve White, were all granted emeritus status based on their dedication and contribution to the strengthening and advancement of CEHD educational programs. Read more...
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Dr. Amanda Caswell Receives Athletic Trainer Services Award

May 24, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Caswell, director of the Athletic Training program who has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients for her contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. Read more...
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Operation Educate the Educators at George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development

April 20, 2016

On April 13, 2106,Mark Ginsberg, Dean of George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) participated as an invited speaker in a White House Conference focused on military-connected children and families. Read more...
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The Elementary Education PDS program and Local Elementary Schools Win National Award

March 8, 2016

CEHD's Elementary Education program receives the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPD) Exemplary Professional Development School Award. Read more...
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Dr. Sarah Nagro to Receive AERA Student Research Award

February 29, 2016

This year the AERA SER-SIG announced Dr. Sarah Nagro as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Student Research Award. This award has been created to recognize excellence in research related to the education of children, adolescents and adults with disabilities. Read more...
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Study Sport Management Abroad in Lugano, Switzerland - Summer 2016

February 22, 2016

Summer 2016, professor Craig Esherick, from the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism will teach a Sport Management course at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland as part of the George Mason University Mason Abroad program. .

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Groundbreaking Study Reveals Huge Economic Impact of Local Parks

December 7, 2015

Mason releases results of a groundbreaking study on the economic impact of regional and local parks. Read more...
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Limits on Student Testing Make Sense, Mason Experts Say

October 30, 2015

Experts from the College of Education and Human Development are available to discuss the White House's proposed cap on student testing in the nation's public schools. Read more...
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Mason's Sports Equipment Donations Reach Around the World

October 29, 2015

As an extension of its sport diplomacy efforts, the Center for Sports Management has provided donated sports equipment to groups in Samoa, Tanzania, Uganda, and many other countries. Read more...
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In the News: Maggie Daniels

October 29, 2015

The consumer finance website WalletHub features Maggie Daniels discussing the outlook for the winter travel season. Read more...
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Outstanding Science Educator of the Year is Awarded to Erin Peters-Burton

October 28, 2015

CEHD is delighted to announce that Erin Peters-Burton is the recipient of the national 2016 Outstanding Science Educator of the Year award. Read more...
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Elavie Ndura is Named Mason Presidential Fellow

October 15, 2015

As a presidential fellow, Ndura will work closely with George Mason president Ángel Cabrera to promote peace through intercultural conversations. Read more...
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In the News: Jennifer Suh

September 29, 2015

This week's issue of Education Week cites the NSF-funded work of Jennifer Suh in the area of mathematics modeling for elementary school teachers. Read more...
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Eight CEHD Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

September 16, 2015

Dean Ginsberg announced that eight faculty members received promotion and/or tenure. Read more...
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In the News: Kimberly Sheridan

September 10, 2015

The Huffington Post this week cited the research of Kimberly Sheridan and her colleagues regarding "making and learning" in both classroom and extracurricular settings. Read more...
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PhD in Education Colloquium 2015 is on Sept 18

September 3, 2015

Faculty and students are invited to this discussion and reception featuring Dr. Suhanthie Motha, associate professor of applied linguistics at the University of Washington. Read more...
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A History of Sports in DC

September 3, 2015

Mason professors Christopher Elzey and David Wiggins appeared at Kramer Books in Dupont Circle on Tuesday to discuss their new book, DC Sports: The Nation's Capital at Play. Read more...
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Robert Baker is Appointed New Division Director

August 25, 2015

Robert Baker becomes director of the Division of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism as of the Fall 2015 semester. Read more...
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CEHD Welcomes 13 New Faculty Members

August 24, 2015

CEHD welcomes new faculty members to the college's two schools: the Graduate School of Education and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Read more...
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Three Faculty Members Named Mason Rising Stars

July 29, 2015

Three to watch! Nelson Cortes, Anna Evmenova, and Jennifer Suh were named "Rising Stars" by the Mason Spirit magazine. Read more...
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In the News: Elavie Ndura

July 22, 2015

Yesterday on the BBC Newshour, Elavie Ndura was interviewed regarding the turmoil surrounding presidential elections in Burundi. Read more...
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A Trip to Capitol Hill: AIM-VA Presents at American Dyslexia Event

July 20, 2015

The team from the AIM-VA project were on Capitol Hill last week to raise awareness about learning disabilities and differences. Read more...
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In the News: Erin Peters-Burton

July 20, 2015

The August 2015 issue of Scientific American includes a feature article on the STEM high schools research of Erin Peters-Burton and her colleagues. Read more...
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Key Leaders Consider Virginia's Early Learning Workforce

July 16, 2015

Dean Mark R. Ginsberg moderated a discussion among key state leaders on how to ensure a high quality, early care workforce. Read more...
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Nancy Guth Completes 3,000 Mile Cycling Race for the Fourth Time

July 15, 2015

When she's not teaching literacy at CEHD, the indomitable Nancy Guth is competing in the nonstop Race Across America. Read more...
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Executive Chief Learning Officer Program Now Available

July 7, 2015

Mason is one of the few colleges nationally to offer a program dedicated to the quickly expanding role of the chief learning officer. Read more...
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Len Annetta is Featured in STEM Teacher Workshop Sponsored by Local Corporations

July 6, 2015

The workshop for local high school teachers featured Dr. Annetta providing insights on STEM fields and research. Read more...
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NFL Executive Casserly Teaches Leadership Skills in Summer Course

July 2, 2015

Using sports to help students become better leaders, the NFL's Charley Casserly teaches management courses at Mason. Read more...
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Two Mason Professors Named to New National Commission on Clinical Practice

June 29, 2015

Audra Parker and Kristien Zenkov have been named to the commission examining clinical practice in teacher preparation. Read more...
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David Anderson Honored By Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax

June 17, 2015

Professor Anderson received the Volunteer of the Year Award from this key Fairfax County community organization. Read more...
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NSF Grant to Study Science Learning Through Game Creation Among Students With Learning Disabilities

June 8, 2015

Professors Berkeley and Annetta are studying the self-regulation of learning of middle school students with learning disabilities as they create their own science video games. Read more...
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Brenda Bannan Coordinates Accident Simulation to Research Emergency Response

May 26, 2015

The live training drill involved INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue, and many others in innovative research. Read more...
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Dean Ginsberg Visits With Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

May 19, 2015

Dean Mark R. Ginsberg met with members of the Virginia Congressional delegation and other legislators yesterday. Read more...
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Mason Student Researchers Verify Loudoun’s Thirst for a Craft Beer Trail

May 13, 2015

Is Loudoun County fit to be beer country? Mason students study viability of a craft beer trail in Loudoun. Read more...
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Mark R. Ginsberg Named to 30 Most Influential Deans

May 12, 2015

Dean Mark R. Ginsberg was named today to the list of 30 Most Influential Deans of Education in the U.S. Read more...
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Getting Fit By Degrees: Mason's Exercise Science Program Expands

May 12, 2015

The master's degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion now offers two new concentrations — Wellness Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner. Read more...
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In the News: James Kozlowski

May 7, 2015

The May issue of Parks & Recreation features a column by James Kozlowski explaining coaches' liability issues during competition. Read more...
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New, Multi-Disciplinary, HDFS Degree Combines Psychology and Family Science

May 6, 2015

The new undergraduate program in Human Development and Family Science is a collaboration of CEHD and CHSS. Read more...
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Charley Casserly to Teach 9-Day Leadership Course

April 22, 2015

The former Washington Redskins general manager will teach SRST 598: Professional Sports Leadership starting June 22 on the Fairfax campus. Read more...
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In the News: Maggie Daniels

April 20, 2015

A recent issue of The Northern Virginia Times newspaper features Maggie Daniels on tourism in the Prince William area. Read more...
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In the News: Dominique Banville

April 16, 2015

The April 15 issue of The Connection newspapers features Dominique Banville on physical activity and school-aged children. Read more...
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Kristien Zenkov Receives 2015 University Teaching Excellence Award

April 14, 2015

Congratulations to Kristien Zenkov, a recipient of George Mason University's 2015 Teaching Excellence Award. Read more...