Current Graduate Student Listing

Lauren Abbott

lca132@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
B.S. Colorado State University, Natural Resource, Recreation & Tourism

Research Interests: Soundscapes

Yeganeh Aghazamani

yua124@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate

Adrian Benedetti

arb86@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Colorado State University, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
B.S. University of Colorado, Humanities

Research Interests: Visitor Use Protected Areas, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Use and Management, Tourism and Community Development

Jordan Blair

jcb31@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Slippery Rock University, Parks & Recreation & Environmental Education
B.S. Clarion University, Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests: Environmental Education, Environmental Impacts of Tourism, Marine Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Amelia Blenderman

aib10@psu.edu
M.S. Candidate
M.S. The Pennsylvania State University - Dual-Title, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment
B.S. The University of Delaware - Double Major-Wildlife Conservation and Agriculture & Natural Resources

Research Interests: Leave No Trace Practices, Environmental Education, Wildlife Conservation

Sam Chaar

hhc102@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Leisure Studies and Hospitality Management, Penn State University
B. S. Hotel Management, ESU

Research Interests: Safety and Security in the Tourism Industry

Hsin-Yu Chen

hxc257@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Florida State University
B.S. National Dong-Hwa University

Research Interests: Leisure Behavior, Culture Diversity, Women Aging.

Shang-Ti Chen

svc5754@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. National Changhua University of Education, (Sports and Health)
B.S. National University of Kaohsiung, (Kinesiology, Health and Leisure Studies)

Research Interests: Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Education Program Planning, Interventions Administered via Technology, Leisure and Aging, Promotion and Development of Healthy Aging

Christophe Cheroret

ccheroret@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Fort Hays State University, KS/Master of Science in Education (ESOL)
B.S. University of Caen, France/Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics

Research Interests: Experiential Learning, Education Abroad, Cross-Cultural Education, Personal Development

Heather Costigan

hjc131@psu.edu
M.S. Candidate
B.S. Lock Haven University, Health Science

Research Interests: Nature and Health, Soundscapes, Night Sky Pollution

Phileshia Dombroski

pad193@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Motivation of First Time Adult Users of Parks, Recreation, Arts and Culture Events in Northeastern PA and Organized Camping

Lucy Harbor

lch24@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
B.A. Indiana University, Event Planning

Research Interests: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Socio-Ecological Impacts of Parks and Protected Areas; Political Ecology; Social Capital; Tourism and the Environment

Jaehyun Kim

juk314@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. University of Florida
B.S. Korea University

Research Interests: Health, Physically Active Leisure, Social Psychology of Leisure

Tammy Koerte

trk168@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Pennsylvania State University (Recreation, Park and Tourism Management)
B.S. Purdue University (Hospitality and Tourism Management)

Research Interests: Tourism and Community Development, Youth Development in a Tourism Context

Eric Layland

eml5482@psu.edu
M.S. Candidate, Pennsylvania State University, (Human Development and Family Studies)

Research Interests: Prevention, Substance Use, Free Time, Identity, Health Disparities, Sexual Minorities, Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, Mixed Methods, Longitudinal Analysis

Rui Li

rul187@psu.edu
M.S. Candidate
B. S. German, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Research Interests: Environmental Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Combination of Environmental Conservation and Recreation

Christa Mahlobo

ctm35@psu.edu
M.S. Candidate
B.S. Louisiana State University (Kinesiology - Human Movement Science)

Research Interests: Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status as Determinants of Health, Individuals and Community Health Programming, Identification of Health Risk Factors, and the Intersection of Different Dimensions of Identity and Health Outcomes

Annie Marcinek

awm5320@psu.edu
M.S. Candidate
B. S. Pennsylvania State University, (College of Liberal Arts), Schreyer Honors College

Research Interests: Ecotourism as an Alternative Development Strategy to Extractive Practices in South America, Fieldwork in Ecuadorian Amazon. Indigenous Community Organization; Development of Social Capital w/in Indigenous Communities in South America

Joel (Tom) Mueller

jfm5607@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
B.S. University of Montana, (Resource Conservation)

Research Interests: Conflict within and between Outdoor Recreation User Groups

Lauren Mullenbach

lem34@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. University of Georgia
B.S. University of Georgia

Research Interests: Urban Parks and Community Health, Gentrification, and Human Dimensions

Jerrica Oliver

jco16@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. in Education, University of Miami, Florida
M.S. University of Central Florida
B.A. Howard University, District of Columbia (Psychology)

Research Interests: Mental Health, Career Transition for Collegiate Athletes, Specialized Curriculum for Athletes, Academic Achievement through Youth Sport Participation

Maxwell Olsen

mho10@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
B.A. St. Lawrence University

Research Interests: Outdoor Recreation Behavior, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource and the Environment

So Young Park

sup97@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Korea University
B.S. Korea University

Research Interests: Tourism Economics, Decision Making Behavior

Maria (Jose) Ramirez

mzr86@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. University of Ottawa, Canada
B.S. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Research Interests: Experiential Education, Personal Development, Reflection, Youth Development through Sports, Expeditions for Youth Development

Will Rice

wlr5053@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate
B. S. Clemson University, Natural Resource Economics and Policy

Research Interests: Visitor Use of Public Lands, Ecological Services, Non-Market Valuation, Soundscapes

Vincent Santucci

parkpaleo@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. University of Pittsburgh
B.S. University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: Paleontological Resources Management, Protection, Interpretation & Research

Mojtaba (Moji) Shahvali

moji@psu.edu
Doctoral Candidate
M.S. Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran (Tourism Management)
B.S. Shiraz University, Iran (English Language and Literature)

Research Interests: Travel and wellbeing