Ph.D, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State Univerisity; M.S. Leisure Studies, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. Parks and Recreation, Utah State University
• Recreation and Leisure in Society • Issues of Wilderness and Nature in American Society • Applied Marketing and Communication in Recreation Services • Management and Policy in Leisure Services • Recreation Resource Management • Research in Recreation Management and Policy
My research is focused on understanding natural resource and community volunteers in park and recreation settings. Specifically how volunteers from diverse backgrounds are recruited and retained. Currently I am working with park and trail maintenance volunteers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Outstanding Young Professional Alumni Award, Utah State University. Herberta M. Lundgren Graduate Scholarship in Leisure Studies Recipient, Pennsylvania State University. Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Pennsylvania State University. Teaching Fellow of the Year, Utah State University.
• National Recreation and Park Association • New Hampshire Recreation and Park Association • Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association