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Adrian Benedetti | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. Colorado State University, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
B.S. University of Colorado, Humanities

Research Interests: Visitor Use Protected Areas, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Use and Management, Tourism and Community Development

Jordan Blair | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. Slippery Rock University, Parks and Recreation & Environmental Education
B.S. Clarion University, Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests: Environmental Education, Environmental Impacts of Tourism, Marine Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Sam Chaar | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. Penn State University, Leisure Studies and Hospitality Management
B. S. Hotel Management, ESU

Research Interests: Safety and Security in the Tourism Industry

Shang-Ti Chen | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. National Changhua University of Education, Sports and Health
B.S. National University of Kaohsiung, Kinesiology, Health and Leisure Studies

Research Interests: Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Education Program Planning, Interventions Administered via Technology, Leisure and Aging, Promotion and Development of Healthy Aging

Heather Costigan | M.S. Candidate |

B.S. Lock Haven University, Health Science

Research Interests: Nature and Health, Soundscapes, Night Sky Pollution

Matthew Enderle | M.S. Candidate |

B.S. Penn State University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

Research Interests: Visitor Use of National Parks, National Park Management Strategies, Natural and Cultural Resource Protection, Environmental Ethics, Interpretive Services

Stephanie Freeman | |

Milan Green | |

Lucy Harbor | Doctoral Candidate |

B.A. Indiana University, Event Planning

Research Interests: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Socio-Ecological Impacts of Parks and Protected Areas; Political Ecology; Social Capital; Tourism and the Environment

Jahmaad Harrell | |

Tammy Koerte | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
B.S. Purdue University, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Research Interests: Tourism and Community Development, Youth Development in a Tourism Context

Rui Li | M.S. Candidate |

B. S. German, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Research Interests: Environmental Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Combination of Environmental Conservation and Recreation

Christa Mahlobo | M.S. Candidate |

B.S. Louisiana State University, Kinesiology - Human Movement Science

Research Interests: Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status as Determinants of Health, Individuals and Community Health Programming, Identification of Health Risk Factors, and the Intersection of Different Dimensions of Identity and Health Outcomes

Timothy Mateer | |

Joel (Tom) Mueller | Doctoral Candidate |

B.S. University of Montana, Resource Conservation

Research Interests: The impact of natural resource use on society, Rural development, Parks and Recreation, Politics of natural resources, Governance and management of public lands, Minority representation in natural resource use

Lauren Mullenbach | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. University of Georgia, Forest Resources
B.S. University of Georgia, Psychology

Research Interests: Urban Parks, Community Health, and Gentrification

Ryan Naylor | |

Jerrica Oliver | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. University of Miami, Mental Health Counseling
M.S. University of Central Florida, Applied Exercise Physiology
B.A. Howard University, District of Columbia, Psychology

Research Interests: Mental Health, Career Transition for Collegiate Athletes, Specialized Curriculum for Athletes, Academic Achievement through Youth Sport Participation

Maxwell Olsen | Doctoral Candidate |

B.A. St. Lawrence University,

Research Interests: Outdoor Recreation Behavior, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource and the Environment

So Young Park | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. Korea University,
B.S. Korea University,

Research Interests: Tourism Economics, Decision Making Behavior

Samantha Powers | |

Maria (Jose) Ramirez | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. University of Ottawa,
B.S. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile,

Research Interests: Experiential Education, Personal Development, Reflection, Youth Development through Sports, Expeditions for Youth Development

Will Rice | Doctoral Candidate |

B. S. Clemson University, Natural Resource Economics and Policy

Research Interests: Visitor Use of Public Lands, Ecological Services, Non-Market Valuation, Soundscapes

Vincent Santucci | Doctoral Candidate |

M.S. University of Pittsburgh,
B.S. University of Pittsburgh,

Research Interests: Paleontological Resources Management, Protection, Interpretation & Research

Kimberly Wallace (Davis) | |