Courses Taught

TRAL 251 (Undergraduate) – Recreation Resource Management (4 Credits, Fall Term)
This undergraduate course overviews the major issues, concepts, theories, and management approaches related to natural resource based recreation.  This course introduces aspects of recreation management in both terrestrial and marine settings including a historical overview, the role of various agencies and interest groups, issues currently confronting these stakeholders, ecological impacts of recreation, and contemporary management approaches for addressing issues such as satisfaction, crowding, conflict, and displacement.

TRAL 353 (Undergraduate)  – Nature, Eco, and Adventure Tourism (3 Credits, Fall Term)
This undergraduate course introduces natural resource based tourism issues in both domestic and international contexts.  This course explores distinctions between nature based tourism and other forms of tourism (e.g., traditional mass tourism, ecotourism, adventure tourism), positive and negative impacts (e.g., social, cultural, economic, biophysical), and contemporary issues such as accreditation and certification, sustainable design, volunteer tourism, dark tourism, poverty tourism, and wildlife related tourism.

FES 523 (Graduate) – Quantitative Analysis in Social Science (4 Credits, Spring Term)
This graduate course focuses on the application and interpretation of univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical approaches to datasets associated with human dimensions of natural resources, recreation, and other social sciences.  Emphasis is on an applied approach focusing on understanding data, selecting appropriate statistics for theoretical and managerial problems, using statistical software (e.g., SPSS, EQS) for analyses, and interpreting and disseminating findings in both presentation (oral) and journal article (written) formats.