College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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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.

PhD, Clemson University
Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Daniels

Phone: (703) 993-4279
Fax: (703) 993-2025

Maggie Daniels's website

George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Bull Run Hall 201B
10890 George Mason Circle
MS 4E5
Manassas, VA 20110

Office Hours

By appointment.


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, 2nd Edition (2014) 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 Maggies 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, and

Research Interests

  • Tourism planning and policy
  • Wedding planning
  • Local economic development
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Sports tourism
  • Event planning, implementation and evaluation

Recent Publications



Wedding Planning and Management: Consultancy for Diverse Clients

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