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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Sammie Powers
PhD, Penn State
Assistant Professor
Recreation Management

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Phone: (703) 993-6840
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Email: spower5 (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 213A
4400 University Dr.
MS 4D2
Fairfax, VA 22030


Sammie Powers is an Assistant Professor of Recreation Management in the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management at George Mason University. She comes to Mason from Penn State, where she worked in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and earned her doctoral degree. Sammie’s work focuses on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the content of parks and recreation, with a focus on nature-based recreation resources. She has conducted work in a variety of contexts including urban parks and public spaces, state parks and forests, recreation and fitness centers, campus recreation, youth sports, and more.