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Derrick Taff
B. Derrick Taff
Assistant Professor
Professor-in-Charge of Graduate Studies
Summary Statement

My research strives to improve understanding of communication strategies aimed at influencing human and environmental health regarding protected areas.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
  • Undergraduate Program
  • Graduate Program
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Education
  • Ph.D., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University 2012
  • M.A., American Studies, University of Alabama 2005
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Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Phone
Email
Office Address
The Pennsylvania State University
701H Donald H. Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Fax
814-867-1751
Interests

•    Human behavior, communication, and well-being
•    Communication strategies regarding Leave No Trace
•    “Healthy parks healthy people” research
•    Nature-based recreation/leisure engagement for the health of protected area visitors and military service member populations
•    Well-being and natural sounds