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.
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.
Professor-in-Charge of Graduate Studies
My research focuses on promoting community and individual well-being in low-wealth urban areas.
I teach about inclusive leisure services, leisure philosophy and theories, and research methods.
My interests lie at the intersections environmental anthropology, the anthropology of tourism, and conservation psychology.
My teaching and research interests focus on state and community park and recreation services in terms of their funding and their health outcomes.
I strive to develop research-driven solutions to crises that address reduction, readiness, response, and recovery issues in local, national, and global tourism communities.
My research strives to improve understanding of communication strategies aimed at influencing human and environmental health regarding protected areas.