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Maggie Daniels is an Associate Professor and the Academic Program Coordinator for the Tourism and Events Management program in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism at George Mason University. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in the areas of tourism planning and policy, supply resource promotion 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. Since 2006, Dr. Daniels has been the lead investigator on a series of collaborative studies with the National Park Service regarding the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Media outlets that have featured her tourism and event management expertise include ABC Nightline News, MSNBC, NPR, United Press International, Fox 45 News, the Washington Post, the DC Examiner, Washingtonian.com and SmartMoney.com.
Dr. Caswell is an Associate Professor of Athletic Training and Director of Sports Medicine Assessment, Research & Testing (SMART) Laboratory where he conducts injury prevention research aiming to improve youth and scholastic sport safety. His research focuses on using injury surveillance to inform the development of evidence-based rules, policies, and interventions. His current research examines the characteristics of game play to identify and reduce hazard scenarios related to concussion and other injuries among youth and scholastic athletes. Dr. Caswell has authored work in refereed journals and delivered scholarly presentations nationally and internationally. He serves as a member of the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Athletic Training and the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. Dr. Caswell earned his B.S. in Physical Education Teacher Certification and Athletic Training from the State University of New York at Brockport; an M.S. in Athletic Training; and his Ph.D. in Education from Ohio University.
Dr. Kylene Kehn-Hall received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The George Washington University (GWU) studying retroviral pathogenesis and breast cancer biology. She went on to do her post-doctoral research at the FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Lab, focusing on application based science and assay development. In 2007 she took a Research Scientist position within Dr. Sina Bavari’s laboratory at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID), where she worked towards high throughput assay development and the identification of novel therapeutics for hemorrhagic fever viruses. Prior to coming to George Mason University, Dr. Kehn-Hall was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at GWU, where she continued her work on HIV and HTLV-1 studying the host response to viral infection. Currently, she is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases and the School of Systems Biology. Dr. Kehn-Hall’s research is focused on the development of therapeutics for emerging infectious diseases, specifically Bunyaviruses, Alphaviruses, and HIV. Proteomics (membrane, serum, and phospho) and miRNA profiling technologies are being used to identify cellular targets for viral inhibition as well as biomarkers for disease.