Graduate Faculty

Linda L. Caldwell

Ph.D. (Maryland)

Research Interests:
Leisure education & developmental affordances of leisure, leisure time use in middle school youth, development of youth competencies, healthy lifestyle & democratic behavior through leisure

Garry Chick

Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)

Research Interests:
Cross-cultural research on leisure, work and leisure, expressive culture

John Dattilo

Ph.D. (Illinois)

Research Interests:
Social psychology of leisure and disability, applied behavior analysis, leisure education, therapeutic recreation, inclusive leisure services

Alan R. Graefe

Ph.D. (Texas A&M)

Research Interests:
Recreation use monitoring in the Pacific Northwest (U.S. Forest Service), water-based recreation carrying capacity (U.S. Forest Service & Army Corps of Engineers)

Ben Hickerson

Ph.D. (North Carolina)

Research Interests:
Correlates of physical activity in built and natural environments
Physical activity in youth summer camps
Leisure and technology

Camilla Hodge

Ph.D. (North Carolina State University)

Research Interests:

Family leisure and recreation, sibling recreation and relationships, leisure and health, technology and recreation

Carter Hunt

Ph.D. (Texas A&M)
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 L. Kerstetter

Ph.D. (Penn State)

Research Interests:
Heritage-based tourism and eco-tourism issues, decision-making within the context of travel and tourism, older adults & travel

Andrew Mowen

Ph.D. (Penn State)

Research Interests:
Urban park management, financing and acquiring park and recreation administration and program evaluation

Peter Newman

Ph.D. (University of Vermont)

Research Interests:

Visitor management to protected areas, Soundscape/acoustic management in parks, Transportation management and planning, Efficacy and communication of "leave no trace" principles

Derrick Taff

Ph.D. (Colorado State University)

Research Interests:

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

George Vahoviak

Ph.D. (Penn State)

Research Interests:
National/state EE curriculum programs, leisure and environment

Careen Yarnal

Ph.D. (Penn State)

Research Interests:
Intersection of space and place with group social connections, social cohesion and sense of belonging