Ph.D. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University;
M.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University;
B.S. Environmental Geosciences, Texas A&M University
My research focuses on the interplay of leisure and lifespan development as outlined by Erik Erikson, with a special focus on the emerging adulthood life phase (18-25 age range). My dissertation work investigated the intersection of identity development, well-being, and perceptions of free time among emerging adults. I continue to work with colleagues on research exploring leisure participation and its relationship with development in areas of health and well-being, body image, cultural learning, and student engagement.
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