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Agans-Jennifer
Jennifer P. Agans
Assistant Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Graduate Program Undergraduate Program
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814-867-1715
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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.

Pete Allison
Pete Allison
Associate Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program Graduate Program
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814-867-1751
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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.

Birgitta Baker
Birgitta Baker
Associate Professor
Professor-in-Charge of Graduate Studies
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Graduate Program Graduate Professor-in-Charge
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814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

My research focuses on promoting community and individual well-being in low-wealth urban areas.

Backowicz-Matthew
Matthew M. Bakowicz
Instructor
Lab Manager, Golf Teaching and Researching Center (GTRC)
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program PGM Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC Undergraduate Program Undergraduate Programs
Phone
Fax
814-867-1751
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Priscilla Cetnar
Administrative Assistant
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Administration
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Lori Coup
Student Services Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Internship Program Assistant
RPTM Social Media Coordinator
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Administration Undergraduate Program
Phone
Fax
814-867-1751
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John Dattilo
John Dattilo
Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program Graduate Program
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

I teach about inclusive leisure services, leisure philosophy and theories, and research methods.

Marcella Fickes
Administrative Coordinator
Department
Administration
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814-867-1751
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Alan Graefe
Alan Graefe
Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Eric Handley
Eric Handley
Director, Golf Teaching and Research Center
Senior Instructor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM PGM Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC
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Fax
814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

Eric oversees all of the functions of the Golf Teaching & Research Center, including research projects, player development programs, club fittings, golf instruction classes for the Penn State PGA Golf Management students, and detailed swing analysis for the general public.

Darla J Houseman
Administrative Assistant
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program PGM
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

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

Deb Houser
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program
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814-867-1751
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Carter Hunt
Carter A. Hunt
Assistant Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment - HDNRE
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

My interests lie at the intersections environmental anthropology, the anthropology of tourism, and conservation psychology.

Patricia Kleban
Patricia Kleban
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, RPTM Student Success Center
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program
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814-867-1751
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Miller-Zach
Zachary D Miller
Post-Doc Research Associate
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Protected Areas Research Collaborative - PARC
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

My research focuses on mainly on social science aspects of parks and conservation area management. Areas of inquiry include visitor use management, visitor behaviors, human-wildlife relationships, and environmental communication (interpretation/education). More broadly my rese

Andrew Mowen
Andrew J. Mowen
Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Honors Programs, RPTM
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
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814-867-1751
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Peter Newman
Peter Newman
Department Head/Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Administration Kurt Hahn Consortia for Values and Experiential Learning
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814-867-1751
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Bing Pan
Bing Pan
Associate Professor of Commercial Recreation and Tourism
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Kathleen Raupach
Kathleen Raupach
Instructor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
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814-867-1751
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Schroeder-Ashley
Ashley L. Schroeder
Assistant Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program Travel and Tourism Behavior
Phone
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814-867-1751
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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.

Brian Soulé
Brian J Soulé
Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
Internship Coordinator, PGA Golf Management Program
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program PGM Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC
Phone
Fax
814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

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

Derrick Taff
B. Derrick Taff
Assistant Professor
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program Graduate Program
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814-867-1751
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Summary Statement

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

Kristin Thomas
Kristin Thomas
Instructor in Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program
Phone
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814-867-1751
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Burch Wilkes
G. Burch Wilkes
Associate Teaching Professor
Director, PGA Golf Management Program
Undergraduate Professor-in-Charge
Department
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM Undergraduate Program PGM Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC Undergraduate Professor-in-Charge
Phone
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814-867-1751
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