Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) Faculty Directory

Linda Caldwell
Ph.D., from University of Maryland
Research Interests:

Youth development through leisure, leisure and health, and prevention

Chun-Chu (Bamboo) Chen
Ph.D., Recreation, Park and Tourism Science, Texas A & M University, 2012
M.S., Tourism and Recreation Management, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, 2007
B.A., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2004
Research Interests:

Health and wellness benefits of leisure travel

Tourism marketing and advertising

Garry Chick
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests:

Leisure and culture; Leisure, culture & health, The culture-behavior relationship, Play theory

John Dattilo
1984 Ph.D., University of Illinois Leisure Studies
1981 M.S., University of Arizona Recreation
1977 B.S., Penn State Recreation and Parks
1977 B.S., Penn State Education of Exceptional Children
Research Interests:

Effects of interventions on self-determination of people with disabilities and older adults relative to their leisure involvement

Shawna Doerksen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Kinesiology, Kansas State University
B.S., Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario
Research Interests:

Psychosocial determinants of leisure time physical activity; health and well-being outcomes related to active leisure; promotion of multiple health behaviors using a single intervention.

Alan Graefe
Ph.D., from Texas A&M University
Research Interests:

Outdoor recreation behavior and management, human dimensions of natural resources, water-based recreation carrying capacity

Eric Handley
M.S., from the North Carolina State University
Research Interests:

Benjamin D. Hickerson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University
M.S., Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State
B.S., Business Administration, Illinois State
Research Interests:

Correlates of physical activity in built and natural environments, physical activity in youth summer camps, leisure and technology

Carter A. Hunt
Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Anthropology, Stanford University, Department of Anthropology & Woods Institute for the Environment, 2009-2012
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Science (Tourism Resource Development), 2009
M.S., Texas A & M University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Science (Natural Resource Management), 2003
B.A., University of Kentucky, Psychology, 1997
Research Interests:

Tourism-supported biodiversity conservation and sustainable community development, impacts of tourism on both destination communities and on travelers, environmental anthropology, Latin America.

Deborah Kerstetter
Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation and Parks
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation and Parks
B.A., California State University
Research Interests:

Decision making behavior, impacts of tourism, women and leisure, constraints

Patricia Kleban
Undergraduate Coordinator, Senior Instructor
M.S., 1991 The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies
B.S.,1982 The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation and Parks
Research Interests:

Stephanie (Stevie) Lovell
M.S., 1983, The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation and Parks
B.S., 1976, The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation and Parks
Research Interests:

Andrew Mowen
Associate Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Honors Programs, RPTM
Ph.D., 1999, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies
M.S., 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Forestry and Forest Products
B.S.,1992, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies (with Honors)
Research Interests:

-The health contribution of parks and outdoor recreation

-Public attitudes toward park and conservation funding strategies

Peter Newman
Department Head/Professor
Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Vermont
M.S. Forest Resource Management, SUNY ESF - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
B.A. Political Science, University of Rochester
Research Interests:

Visitor management to protected areas

Soundscape/acoustic management in parks

Transportation management and planning

Efficacy and communication of "leave no trace" principles

Kathleen Raupach
M.S., 2000, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies
B.S., 1990, The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation and Parks
Research Interests:

Angela Rothrock
Instructor; Academic Adviser
M.Ed., 2007, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., 2001, The Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests:

Brian Soule'
M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sport and Leisure Service Management
B.S., Clemson University, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Research Interests:

Determinants of Academic Achievement Among PGA Golf Management Students Students Intention to Successfully Complete the PGA Golf Management Curriculum Effects of Student Involvement in Student Clubs and Organizations on Academic Achievement

Derrick Taff
Research Associate/Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
M.A., American Studies, University of Alabama
B.A., Wilderness Recreation, University of Alabama
Research Interests:

Visitor-use management in parks and protected areas, perceptions of soundscapes, Leave No Trace practices, crowding, alternative transportation, information sources, and the role of natural sounds on human health

Burch Wilkes
Senior Instructor and Director, PGA Golf Management (PGM) Program
Ph.D., 2008, The Pennsylvania State University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
M.S., 1994, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies
Research Interests:

Intentions to Revisit
Constraint Negotiation
Buyer Behavior
Golfer's Attitudes Toward Slow Play

Careen Yarnal
Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2003, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies
M.Sc., 1979, University of Calgary, Canada, Geography
M.A., 1976, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Geography
Research Interests:

Adult Play and Playfulness and Positive Aging, Women’s Leisure Across the Lifespan, College Student Use of Leisure Time and Excess Alcohol Consumption, Academic Approaches to Addressing College Student Excess Alcohol Consumption

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