Andrew  Mowen 

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Associate Professor and Professor-in-Charge of Honors Programs, RPTM

Contact Information

704A Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-865-2102

(fax) 814-867-1751

amowen@psu.edu

Education

Ph.D., 1999, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies
M.S., 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Forestry and Forest Products
B.S.,1992, The Pennsylvania State University, Leisure Studies (with Honors)

Research Interests

-The health contribution of parks and outdoor recreation

-Public attitudes toward park and conservation funding strategies

Selected Publications

Mowen, A. J., Trauntvein, N. E., Graefe, A. R., & Son, J. S. (2012). The influence of visitor characteristics on state park physical activity levels. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 30(2), 19‐40.

Rung, A. L., Mowen, A. J., Broyles, S. T., & Gustat, J. (2011). The role of park conditions and supporting features on park visitation and physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(Suppl. 2), S178‐S187.

Broyles, S. T., Mowen, A. J., Theall, K. P., Gustat, J., & Rung, A. L. (2011). Integrating social capital into a park use and active living framework. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(5), 522‐529.

Mowen, A. J., Payne, L. L., Orsega‐Smith, E., & Godbey, G. C. (2009). Assessing the health partnership practices of park and recreation organizations: Findings and implications from a national survey. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 27(3), 116‐131.

Mowen, A. J., Kerstetter, D. L., Trauntvein, N. E., & Graefe, A R. (2009). What factors shape visitor support for the privatization of park services and amenities? Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 27(2), 33‐45.

Mowen, A. J., Kyle, G. T., & Jackowski, M. (2007). Citizen preferences for the corporate sponsorship of public‐sector park and recreation organizations. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing, 18(2), 93‐117.

Mowen, A., Orsega‐Smith, E., Payne, L., Ainsworth, B., and Godbey, G. (2007). The role of park proximity and social support in shaping park visitation, physical activity, and perceived health among older adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 4, 167‐179.

Mowen, A. J., Kyle, G. T., Borrie, W. T., & Graefe, A. R. (2006). Public response to park and recreation funding and cost saving strategies: The role of organizational trust and commitment. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 24(3), 72‐95.

Bedimo‐Rung, A. L., Mowen, A. J., & Cohen, D. (2005). The significance of parks to physical activity and public health: A conceptual model. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 28(2S2), 159‐168.

Mowen, A. J. & Graefe, A. R. (2002). Public attitudes toward the corporate sponsorship of public park agencies: The role of promotional activities and contractual conditions. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 20(1), 31‐48.

Courses Taught

RPTM 435 Recreation & Park Facility Planning and Management

RPTM 470 Recreation & Park Management

RPTM 530 Research Methods in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

RPTM 560 Administrative Problems of Leisure Service Organizations

RPTM 597A Scholarly Writing in Leisure Studies

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Contexts and Social Institutions