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The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

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Emeritus Faculty

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Lawrence R. Allen, Ph.D.
Professor/Dean Emeritus
Academy of Leisure Sciences Fellow

Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Community and tourism development
  • Benefits based programming
  • Youth development
  • Impact of recreation and tourism

Email: lalln@clemson.edu

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Dan Anderson

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Dan Anderson, M.PRTM
Leisure Skills Program
Internship Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Risk Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Recreation Programming

284A Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-4560
Email: dander3@clemson.edu

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Denise M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research
Associate Professor
2008 Clemson University Outstanding Woman Award

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Gender issues
  • Youth development
  • Leisure education
  • Community development

269 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-5679
Email: dander2@clemson.edu

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Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning

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Skye Arthur-Banning, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Youth development through sport
  • Sportsmanship and ethical behavior in sport
  • Referee behavior
  • Volunteerism
  • Disability sports
  • Experiential education/group initiatives

290 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-2206
Email: sarthur@clemson.edu

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Kenneth Backman

Texas A&M University

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Kenneth F. Backman, Ph.D.
Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Community tourism development
  • Ecotourism planning
  • Tourist behavior
  • International tourism management
  • Poverty alleviation through tourism development
  • Information technology in tourism

288 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-2204 
Email: frank@clemson.edu

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Dr. Sheila Backman

Texas A&M University

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Sheila J. Backman, Ph.D.
Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Travel and tourism
  • Recreation service loyalty
  • Sport marketing
  • Special events
  • Information technology in tourism

273 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-5236
Email: back@clemson.edu

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Dr. Betty Baldwin

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Elizabeth "Betty" Baldwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Environmental conflict and models of collaboration in parks and protected areas
  • Human/nature/culture overlap of influence on conservation
  • Qualitative research in natural resource management
  • Environmental interpretation

271A Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-5357
Email: ebaldwn@clemson.edu

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Dr. Rob Bixler

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Robert Bixler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Local and regional nature centers
  • Human-insect interactions
  • Traditional residential summer camps
  • Innovations in heritage interpretation
  • Advances in program evaluation in nonformal leisure/education settings
  • Evolution of parks and public lands to social enterprises

275A Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-4849
rbixler@clemson.edu

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Ed Bowers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Youth Development Leadership

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Positive youth development
  • Youth-adult relationships
  • Mentoring
  • Intentional self-regulation

408 Edwards Hall, (864) 656-1983
Email:
edmondb@clemson.edu

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Dr. Robert Brookover

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Bob Brookover, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Director, The Clemson International Institute for Tourism Research and Development
Executive Director, S.C. Recreation Development Project
Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies & Research
Leisure Skills Curriculum Coordinator

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Community development
  • Facility planning, design & operation
  • Organizational commitment among recreational professionals
  • Admission standards for College athletes
  • Risk and safety management

265C Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-2231
bob@clemson.edu

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Charles Chancellor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Teach and Research Interests:

  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism planning
  • Land trusts collaboration with tourism entities
  • Land conservation

279 Lehotsky Hall, 864-656-2210
Email: hchance@clemson.edu

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Leslie Conrad

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Leslie Conrad, M.PRTM
Director - Clemson University Outdoor Lab
Senior Lecturer

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Conference center administration
  • Residential programming for individuals with disabilities
  • Youth Development
  • Camp organization and administration

Clemson University Outdoor Lab, (864) 646-7502
Email: conrad@clemson.edu

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Dr. Lori Dickes

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Lori A. Dickes, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Masters Public Administration Program (MPA)
Assistant Director, South Carolina Water Resources Center
Strom Thurmond Institute
Lecturer

Silas Pearman Blvd., (864) 656-7831
Email: lorid@clemson.edu

MPA Program Updates

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Lauren Duffy

Indiana University at Bloomington

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Lauren Duffy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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

294 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-3400
Email: lduffy@clemson.edu

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Barry A. Garst, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Youth Development Leadership

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Youth development outcomes of camp and other out-of-school time experiences
  • Parent involvement in out-of-school time programs
  • Nature-based experiences and their meanings for youth and families
  • Injury and illness prevention in youth programs
  • Program fidelity and evaluation
  • Professional development practices of youth-serving organizations

414 Edwards Hall, (864) 656-1891
Email: bgarst@clemson.edu

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Dr. Jeffrey Hallo

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Jeffrey C. Hallo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research Interests:

  • Park and protected area planning/management
  • Transportation/motorized recreation in parks and protected areas
  • Recreational use planning
  • Carrying capacity
  • Simulation modeling of visitor use

280B Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-3237
Email: jhallo@clemson.edu 

The Best and Worst Cities for Recreation - WalletHub's Study

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Brent Hawkins

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Brent Hawkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

  • Outcome assessment in recreational therapy programs
  • Community reintegration among individuals with disabilities
  • Recreational therapy's role in assisting injured service members with reintegrating into the community

271B Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-0458
Email: blhawki@clemson.edu

Video - What's Happening Inside Clemson: Helping Veterans with Recreational Therapy

Writeup on research: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/study-examinesreintegrating-wounded-warriors-into-the-community/

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Laurie Jodice

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Laura W. Jodice, M.S.
Research Associate
Clemson International Institute for Tourism Research & Development

Research Interests:

  • Marine and coastal tourism management
  • Recreational fisheries management
  • Natural resource management training, needs assessment, development and evaluation
  • Environmental education and outreach

265D Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-2209
Email: jodicel@clemson.edu

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Lincoln Larson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

  • Parks and protected area management
  • Human dimensions of natural resource management
  • Ecotourism and sustainable development
  • Nature-based recreation, health, and well-being
  • Environmental education and interpretation

298 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-1244
Email: lrl@clemson.edu

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Link to website: http://people.clemson.edu/~lrl

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Stephen Lewis, Ph.D.
Recreational Therapy Lecturer

Teaching and Research:

  • Recreation Therapy
  • Obestity-stigma
  • Mental health recovery
  • Queer/feminist issues in recreation and leisure

283 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-1299
Email: stlewis@clemson.edu

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Rick Lucas

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Rick Lucas, MBA, PGA
Director - PGA Golf Management Program
Seniore Lecturer


Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Golf facility management
  • Accessible golf

282A Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-0112
Email: rlucas@clemson.edu

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Gary Machlis

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Gary E. Machlis, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Sustainability
Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service
Fellow, Institute for Parks @ Clemson University

Research Interests:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Human ecology
  • Science policy
  • Conservation

260 Lehotsky Hall
Email: machlis@clemson.edu

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Fran P. Mainella

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Fran Mainella, M.S., Honorary Doctorate
16th Director, U.S. National Park Service
Fellow, Academy of Park and Recreation Administration
Chair, Children and Nature Network

Chair, National Recreation and Park Foundation
Chair, Advisory Board, National Education Environment Foundation

Co-Chair, US Play CoalitionBoard Member, National Park Trust
Board Member, South Florida National Park Trust


Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Natural and cultural resources
  • Partnerships and volunteerism
  • Ecotourism
  • Park and Recreation -- its meaning and importance to today's society including health and access

Email: fmainel@clemson.edu

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Dr. Fran McGuire

University of Illinois

Convocation Speech, August 2010

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Francis A. McGuire, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, PRTM
S.C. Governor's Professor of the Year, 2004
Academy of Leisure Sciences Fellow
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Fellow in the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs
Philip Prince Award for Innovative Teaching
Class of '39 Award

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Leisure behavior
  • Aging

282B Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-2183
Email: lefty@clemson.edu

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William Norman

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William C. Norman, Ph.D.
Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Travel behavior and decision making
  • Tourism marketing
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Community tourism development

275B Lehotsky Hall, (864) 617-3582
Email: wnorman@clemson.edu

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Dr. Gwynn Powell

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Gwynn M. Powell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Camp Counselors International Study Abroad Program

Teaching/Research Interests:

  • Integrated curriculum design
  • Experiential education
  • Student engagement
  • Administrative issues facing youth development professionals
  • Active ways to teach English as a foreign language
296 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-6123
Email: gwynnp@clemson.edu

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Dr. Bob Powell

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Robert B. Powell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Institute for Parks @ Clemson University

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • International park and protected area management and planning
  • Human dimensions of natural resource management
  • Nature-based tourism / ecotourism
  • Non-formal environmental education and interpretation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Human / environment interactions
  • Integrated coastal management

281 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-0787
Email: rbp@clemson.edu

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Vita

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William "Bill" H. Quinn, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director
Youth Development Leadership

430 Edwards Hall, (864) 656-1501
Email: wquinn@clemson.edu

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Dr. Greg Ramshaw

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Gregory Ramshaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Heritage sport tourism
  • Heritage studies
  • World heritage
  • Tourism development

290 Lehotsky Hall (864) 656-4205
Email: gramsha@clemson.edu

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Adam Savedra

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Adam R. Savedra, MBA, PGA 
Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program

Senior Lecturer

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Internship education
  • Membership development
  • Golf instruction / player development programs

277 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-0292
Email: savedra@clemson.edu

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Dorothy "Dart" L. Schmalz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Obesity stigma
  • Effects of discrimination and prejudice on recreation and leisure
  • Leisure in culture
  • Social identities in leisure

286 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-2184
Email: schmalz@clemson.edu

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Jasmine Townsend, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Recreation Therapy
  • Use of recreation as a therapeutic tool to increase family well-being, especially among military families

280A Lehotsky Hall, 864-656-2198
Email: jntowns@clemson.edu

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Teresa W. Tucker, Ph.D.
Coordinator, PRTM EDGE Program
Schedule Coordinator & Undergraduate Assessment
Lecturer


Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Camp Administration and Counseling
  • Inclusive Recreation
  • Youth Development
  • Recreation Programming
  • Curriculum Development

278 Lehotsky Hall, (864) 656-0835
Email: teresa@clemson.edu

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Marieke Van Puymbroeck

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Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT
Associate Professor
Recreational Therapy Coordinator
President, National Academy of Recreational Therapists
Associate Editor: Journal of Leisure Research; American Journal of Recreation Therapy; Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Therapeutic use of recreation-based interventions (primarily yoga and other integrative medicine techniques) to improve function and well-being for individuals with chronic disease and disability

278 Lehotsky Hall; (864) 656-1189
Email: mvp@clemson.edu

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Link to University of South Carolina

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David L. White, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Research Interests:

  • Information Technology
  • Data Management
  • Coastal and Estuarine Ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geostatistics
  • Remote Sensing 

2101 Barre Hall; Tel: ( 864) 656-9055
Email: whitedl@clemson.edu

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Brett Wright

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Brett Wright, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Health, Education, and Human Development
Professor
Co-Chair, US Play Coalition
Academy of Park and Recreation Administration Fellow

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Human dimensions of natural resources management
  • Park management
  • Recreation resources policy
  • Community Development
  • Partnerships

116 Edwards
(864) 656-7640
Email: wright@clemson.edu

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Faculty Emeritus

Dr. Herbert Brantley
Dr. G. Wesley Burnett
Dr. Richard A. Conover, Jr.
Dr. Lawrence W. Gahan
H. Jesse Grove (Deceased 08/23/07)
Dr. William E. Hammitt
Dr. Gordon E. Howard
Dr. Ann James
Dr. Norman McGee
Dr. Gina McLellan
Dr. Robert W. McLellan
Dr. Thomas D. Potts
Dr. Bonnie W. Stevens
Mr. J. Herbert Stevens
Dr. John L. Stevenson
Dr. Deborah Thomason

Mr. Buford E. Trent
Mr. Charlie White
Mrs. Mable H. Wynn




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