The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Lauren Duffy

Assistant Professor
Email: lduffy@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-1229
Location: 283 Lehotsky Hall

B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University (minor in Spanish)
M.S. Parks and Recreation Management, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ph.D. Leisure Behavior, Indiana University Bloomington (minor in Geography)

Specialty area: Lauren is a recent graduate from Indiana University, finishing her dissertation that examined tourism development in coastal communities across the Dominican Republic. She has also been involved with research projects in Cuba, Ecuador, and El Salvador, and has also worked with various counties across North Carolina to develop rural tourism.

    Additional Professional Responsibilities:  
    Editor: Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies (2010 – 2013)

    Research Interests:
    • Gender and tourism
    • International tourism development (with a particular focus on Latin America)
    • Power, ideology, and tourism
    • Social and environmental justice and tourism
    • Sustainable tourism planning and development

    Publications (last 5 years):
    Duffy, L. N. (2013 in-press). Participatory action research; demonstration effect; educational tourism. In C. Cater, & B. Garrod (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. London, CABI Publishers.

    Duffy, L. N., & Mowatt, R. A. (2013 - accepted, pending revisions). Making diversity tangible: Assessing the role of service-learning in teaching diversity and social justice. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy.

    Cardenas, D. A., Byrd, E. T., & Duffy, L. N. (2013 in-review). An exploratory study of stakeholder understanding and sustainable tourism development principles. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    Duffy, L. N., & Overholt, J. R. (2013). Seeking authenticity: Re-conceptualizing adventure tourism. Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies, 11(1), pp. 45-59.

    Duffy, L. N., Mowatt, R. A., Chancellor, H. C., & Cardenas, D. A. (2012). Machismo-Marianismo and the involvement of women in a community-based tourism project in Ecuador, South America. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 17(6), pp. 791-803. DOI: 10.3727/108354212X13531051127384

    Kline, C., Cardenas, D., Duffy, L. N., & Swanson, J. (2011). Funding sustainable paddle trail development: Paddler perspectives, willingness to pay and management implications. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, iFirst, 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2011.603425.

    Duffy, L. N. (2009). Study abroad students’ understanding and knowledge of sustainable tourism practices. UMI Dissertation Services (Unpublished master’s thesis), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.

    Byrd, E. T., Duffy, L. N., & Gladwell, N. G. (2008). Ecotourism in Rural America. Encyclopedia of Rural America, 2nd Ed. (pp 966-1000). Millerton, NY: Gray House Publishing.

    Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:
    Primary Investigator – Grant-in-Aid, Indiana University Graduate School – Requested $1,000 (awarded)

    Primary Investigator – Leisure Research Institute Grant – Poverty Alleviation, Gender Equality, and Sustainable Tourism Development in the Dominican Republic – Requested $1,000 (awarded)

    Co-investigator – Center for Teaching and Learning Institute – Phase II of Making Diversity Tangible | $5,000 | 2012–2013 (awarded)

    Co-investigator – Indiana Campus Compact Grant: Scholarship of Engagement – Making Diversity Tangible |
    $2,250 with matching grant | 2011-2012 (awarded)

    Primary investigator – Leisure Research Institute Grant – Engagement of Women in the Tourism Industry in Ecuador | $465 | 2010 (awarded)

    Courses Taught:
    PRTM 345 Tourism Management

    Courses Taught at Other Institutions:
    Tourism and Commercial Recreation; Ecotourism: Administration and Management; Sustainable Tourism; Research and Evaluation in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management; Data-based Decision-Making; International Tourism; Community-based Tourism Planning [study abroad]

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