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Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


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

RHT Faculty News


Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Receives CAATE Accreditation

April 19, 2018

One of the College of Education and Human Development’s youngest programs has completed the accreditation process, providing further proof that the new classes are equipping students with the tools they need to succeed in the field of athletic training. The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Mason, housed on the Science and Technology campus, recently received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, or CAATE. Read more...

CEHD Helps Support Adjunct Faculty Self-Study Collaborative at Mason

March 25, 2018

More than 20 adjunct faculty from colleges and disciplines across the university—as well as an equally diverse group of facilitators—met on March 5 to talk, share their visions, practice as educators, and begin to design a self-study teacher research project. After brief introductions by the facilitators and warm welcoming remarks by College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Dean Mark Ginsberg and Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning (SCTL) Director Shelley Reid (sponsors of the project along with Faculty Affairs and Development in the Office of the Provost), participants formed critical friend teams to create and share the initial sketching of a personal-situated teaching inquiry to improve their students’ learning. Read more...

Sport Diplomacy at the Winter Olympics

February 12, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics have officially begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and top athletes from around the world are currently competing in 15 events over more than two weeks. But there’s more than just sport at this worldwide mega event—there’s also diplomacy. Read more...

Could Spit be the Latest Key to Diagnosing Concussions?

January 11, 2018

As the scope of potential short- and long-term damage from brain injuries in football becomes clearer every day, the mad scramble is on to try to address the crisis, which threatens the very existence of the sport. And while the leading chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, research at Boston University has made the most headlines, two scientists at George Mason University have been working on a potentially groundbreaking diagnostic tool that could change the way we test for and treat brain injury across the sports world and beyond. Read more...

Athletic Training Fellowship Breaks New Ground

November 15, 2017

Because of the physical demands they face, police and firefighters should be considered athletes, Shane Caswell said. So why not keep them on the job by providing them the same treatment and rehabilitation options that keep injured athletes on the field? Read more...

Thirteen New CEHD Faculty Members Bring Experience From Public Schools to the Federal Government

September 19, 2017

This fall, more than a dozen distinguished professors are joining the ranks of the College of Education and Human Development’s (CEHD) faculty. From long-time professors and experienced public school instructors to faculty who have held important jobs at the federal and state government levels, the new crop of faculty members brings a wealth of talent, knowledge, and experience to the college.


Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy

September 6, 2017

The field of education policy is constantly changing. But there is a way to make sense of an area in perpetual flux. College of Education and Human Development Dean Mark R. Ginsberg will moderate “Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation about the Changing Landscape of Education Policy,” presented by CEHD. A panel of distinguished Mason faculty will discuss the current landscape of issues, their implication for education practice in schools, and the learning and development of students in Virginia and throughout the nation. Read more...

Kinesiology Professor Named to Board of NSCA

August 24, 2017

Margaret Jones has held many jobs—coach, director of strength and conditioning, associate professor of kinesiology at George Mason University. But though her job titles have changed over the years, she’s always felt at home as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. .


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In the News: Mason's Concussion Research

April 3, 2015

An in-depth article in New York Magazine notes George Mason University's promising concussion research. Read more...

CEHD Faculty Books: 2013-14

February 18, 2015

Enjoy this roundup of books written or edited by faculty from the College of Education and Human Development. Read more...

In the News: Charley Casserly

January 20, 2015

The George Mason faculty member and former Redskins general manager appears in Saturday's issue of the New York Post. Read more...

Research on Youth Sports Physicals Appears in Pediatrics Journal

January 6, 2015

The January issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, features research by Shane Caswell and other SRHT professors. Read more...

David Anderson is Featured Expert for Chronicle Discussion on College Drinking

December 3, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education caps off its week-long series on college drinking with a Google Hangout discussion on Friday with Professor David Anderson. Read more...

Welcome to Ten New Faculty Members

August 29, 2014

CEHD welcomes ten new faculty members to the college's two schools, the Graduate School of Education and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Read more...

Discussing Sports: Not Merely a Trivial Pursuit

August 26, 2014

Chris Elzey, co-director of the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society, explains how discussion of sports is a discussion of what matters in our nation. Read more...

John Moore, Former Marriott Executive, Joins Mason Faculty

April 24, 2014

John Moore, formerly of Marriott International, has joined the faculty of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism in Mason’s College of Education and Human Development. He will begin teaching in Fall 2014. Read More...


Real Life 101 Weddings Panel Features Maggie Daniels

April 21, 2014

Monte Durham of "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" and Maggie Daniels captivated a full house with their talk on weddings last week.   Read More...


New Research to Focus on Youth Lacrosse Injuries

March 19, 2014

Mason professors will soon begin US Lacrosse-funded research that uses sensors to track how and why head and other injuries occur. Read More...


Bring on the Ice! Dr. Banville Merges Love of Winter Sports with Teaching

February 14, 2014

With the Winter Olympics in full swing, interest in the sport of curling is sky high! Read More...


George Mason Researchers Think Saliva Might Contain Bio-Marker for Concussions

November 6, 2013

An article on today and many other news outlets highlights the exciting work of George Mason professors Shane Caswell and Chip Petricoin in searching for concussion bio-markers in saliva Read More...


Shane Caswell's Research on Concussions is Highlighted in Washington Post

November 4, 2013

Shane Caswell's groundbreaking research on concussions in high school sports was highlighted in a major front page article in Sunday's Washington Post. Read More...


Craig Esherick Tapped for the University's Next Vision Series Lecture

October 29, 2013

Craig Esherick, assistant professor of sport management, will give the university's next Vision Series lecture on November 4. Read More...


Luanne Norden Receives Distance Education Award from George Mason University

October 14, 2013

Luanne Norden, an instructor in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, is the recipient of the university's 2013 Distance Education Award for faculty. Read More...


Mason's 2013 Team Excellence Award Goes to the S.M.A.R.T. Lab Team

October 7, 2013

Congratulations to the S.M.A.R.T. Lab team, winner of the 2013 Team Excellence Award from George Mason University! Read More...


Accolades: Faculty Achievements, October 2013

October 4, 2013

CEHD faculty members have a scholarly impact locally, nationally, and internationally.


Candace Parham Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

October 3, 2013

Congratulations to Candace Parham for receiving the Margaret C. Howell award from George Mason University. Read More...


Grant Funding Awarded to CEHD - Fall 2013 Update

October 2, 2013

CEHD faculty members secure millions of dollars of external funding each year to conduct important research addressing issues as diverse as educational game design and sports diplomacy. Read More...