PhD, Clemson University
Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
Phone: (703) 993-4279
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: mdaniels (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Thompson Hall 1501
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Daniels has conducted extensive fieldwork in the areas of tourism planning and policy, supply resource promotion, wedding planning and event management as pertaining to local economic development. She partners with agencies in the Washington DC metropolitan area to assist them with event and tourism implementation and evaluation. She is currently the lead investigator on a series of collaborative studies with the National Park Service regarding the National Mall and Memorial Parks Management Plan. Dr. Daniels is a prolific researcher and has a combination of over 100 published papers, book chapters, professional presentations and technical reports to her credit. She has spearheaded research in the niche event area of wedding consulting and has an award-winning book entitled Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients written with Carrie Loveless and published by Routledge. In 2008, Maggie was named one of Modern Bride magazines 25 Trendsetters along with Oscar de la Renta, Tiffany & Co. and other top wedding experts. Just a few of the media outlets that have featured Maggie's tourism, event and wedding expertise include ABC Nightline News, MSNBC, United Press International, Fox 45 News, the Washington Post, the DC Examiner, US News and World Report, Washingtonian.com and SmartMoney.com. Maggie is also the lead author on the STEM-based fiction book STRXIA: The Odds are against us, written with aerospace engineer Matt Michel. STRXIA is designed to introduce elementary school children to the basic principles of physics in an entertaining way, with a focus on Newton's three laws of motion.
- Tourism planning and policy
- Wedding planning
- Local economic development
- Economic impact analysis
- Sports tourism
- Event planning, implementation and evaluation
Daniels, M, & Michel, M. (2018). STRXIA: The Odds are against us. Website: https://www.strxia.com
Daniels, M. & Loveless, C. (2014). Wedding planning and management: Consultancy for diverse clients, second edition. New York: Routledge.
Daniels, M. & Loveless, C. (2007). Wedding planning and management: Consultancy for diverse clients, first edition. Burlington: Elsevier.
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