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Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

My research focuses on the role of out-of-school time recreation (e.g., sport, summer camps, after-school programs) in positive youth development, and on the development of active lifestyles in youth and young adults.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

My main interests are around values and experiential learning. I am particularly interested in expeditions and the kinds of experiences that people report to be significant.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Instructor
Lab Manager, Golf Teaching and Researching Center (GTRC)
Summary Statement

Matt teaches several of the core course in RPTM focusing on recreation management. He also oversees the internship program for the Penn State PGA Golf Management students, and teaching in the player development program.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Student Services Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Internship Program Assistant
RPTM Social Media Coordinator
Summary Statement

Lori is the Staff Assistant for the RPTM Student Success Center.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Professor
Summary Statement

The purpose of my research is to understand ways to support people who encounter challenges to experiencing leisure. I teach about inclusive leisure services, leisure philosophy and theories, and research methods.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Administrative Assistant
Summary Statement

Darla is an integral part of the entire Penn State PGA Golf Management Program.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Summary Statement

My personal philosophy is to treat every student the way I would want my son or daughter to be treated and to approach advising holistically.

Department
  • Advising
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.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, RPTM Student Success Center
Summary Statement

My focus is on the support and development of undergraduate students as they develop the career path in RPTM.  I oversee advising, engaged learning activities, professional skill development and internship in the department.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Assistant Professor
Summary Statement

I strive to develop research-driven solutions to crises that address reduction, readiness, response, and recovery issues in local, national, and global tourism communities.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
Internship Coordinator, PGA Golf Management Program
Summary Statement

I take pride in helping students find their passion through education and mentoring, encouraging exploration and learning at Penn State and beyond.

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
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
Assistant Teaching Professor in Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Associate Teaching Professor
Director, PGA Golf Management Program
Undergraduate Professor-in-Charge
Summary Statement

I serve as an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the PGA Golf Management Program. Our goal is to mentor and educate future alumni and PGA Members. Since 1997, I have mentored over 600 students who are now alumni. 

Department
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM