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Carter A. Hunt
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

My research interests focus on biodiversity conservation, sustainable community development, and nature-based tourism. I explore these themes through the lenses of environmental anthropology, the anthropology of tourism, and conservation psychology.

  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
  • Undergraduate Program
  • Graduate Program
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment - HDNRE
  • Travel and Tourism Behavior
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Anthropology, Stanford University, Department of Anthropology & Woods Institute for the Environment, 2009-2012
  • Ph.D., Recreation, Park and Tourism Science, Texas A & M University, 2009
  • M.S., Recreation, Park and Tourism Science, Texas A & M University, 2003
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Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Office Address
The Pennsylvania State University
801A Donald H. Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Additional Websites
  • Ecotourism and nature-based tourism
  • Environmental anthropology & anthropology of tourism
  • Biodiversity conservation & protected areas
  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Conservation psychology and pro-environmental behavior
  • Ethnographic research methods
  • Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, and Tanzania