Research conducted by members of the faculty contributes to theory development, informs practice, and leads to discovery of techniques for effective management and delivery of park, recreation, and tourism services, informing policy, serving social needs and health and well-being of people, communities, and the environment.

Areas of Research

  • Community, Sport, & Youth Development

    Areas of Research: Organized Camping, Positive Youth Sportsmanship, Youth Program Quality.

  • Outdoor Recreation Research

    The Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Tourism Lab conducts applied research, locally and internationally, that addresses issues faced by managers, educators, and policy officials.

  • Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality

    Areas of Research: Protected Areas and Tourism Management, Environmental and Societal Impacts of Tourism and Recreation, Winter Recreation/Tourism, Healthy Parks, Healthy People, Sustainable Tourism Certification, Destination Management, Marketing Effectiveness

Research Faculty

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