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Research Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars

Lucy McClain is also a member of our research group.

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Associate Professor
Summary Statement

My main interests are around values and experiential learning. I am particularly interested in expeditions and the kinds of experiences that people report to be significant.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Professor
Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Associate Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Anthropology
Summary Statement

My research interests focus on biodiversity conservation, sustainable community development, and nature-based tourism. I explore these themes through the lenses of environmental anthropology, the anthropology of tourism, and conservation psychology.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

My research aims to help empower and elevate the voices of all members of future and current generations to tackle complex global issues.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Honors Programs, RPTM
Summary Statement

My teaching and research interests focus on state and community park and recreation services in terms of their funding and their health outcomes.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Department Head
Martin Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Summary Statement

Peter Newman is Professor and Head of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management with a joint faculty appointment in the Graduate Degree Program in Acoustics. Peter Newman studies visitor management in parks and related areas.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Associate Professor of Commercial Recreation and Tourism
Summary Statement

I am interested in investigating the marketing, the economics, and the benefits of the travel and tourism phenomenon with data analytics.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

My research focuses on national parks and protected areas, transboundary conservation area management, human and wildlife co-existence, and the impacts of tourism on biodiversity conservation and community development.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Assistant Professor
Professor-in-Charge of Graduate Studies
Summary Statement

My research strives to improve understanding of communication strategies aimed at influencing human and environmental health regarding protected areas.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM

Graduate Students

Last updated: March 2021

Ayse Akyildiz

Adrian Benedetti

Erinn Drage

Amy Eldredge

Scott Fairley

Stephanie Freeman

Emily Hayne

Jennifer Hileman

Yun Liang

Tim Mateer

Ryan Naylor

Josh Pighetti