Current Graduate Student Listing

Lauren Abbott

lca132@psu.edu

M.S. Candidate

B.S. Colorado State University, Natural Resource, Recreation & Tourism

Research Interests: Soundscapes

Yeganeh Aghazamani

yua124@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Matthew Bakowicz

mmb5209@psu.edu

M.S. Candidate

B.S. RPTM, Penn State University

Research Interests: Internship Management in the Sport's Industry, Biomechanic Movements found in the Golf Swing and Using Statistics to Predict Athletic Performance

Austin Barrett

agb149@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Clemson University

Research Interests: The Use of Music at the Arts in Interpretive Programming, Involving Youth in Nature Experienes, Recreation Impacts on Public Land Management and Wilderness Designation and Management

Jordan Blair

jcb31@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Slippery Rock University, Parks & Recreation & Environmental Education

B.S. Clarion University, Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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

Hsin-Yu Chen

hxc257@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Florida State University

B.S. National Dong-Hwa University

Research Interests: Leisure Behavior, Culture Diversity, Women Aging...

Mingyuan Chen

muc295@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

B.S. Sichuan International Studies University/English

Research Interests: Sustainable Tourism Development and Tourism-supported Biodiversity Conservation

Chen-Wei Cheng

cxc714@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Chinese Culture University (International Business Administration)

B.S. National Taiwan University (Mechanical Engineering)

Research Interests: Ecotourism, Tourism Impacts

Phileshia Dombroski

pad193@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Motivation of First Time Adult Users of Parks, Recreation, Arts and Culture Events in Northeastern PA and Organized Camping

Michael Ferguson

mdf220@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate in the Dual-title RPTM/HDNRE program

M.S. West Virginia University, (Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources)

B.S. West Virginia University, (Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources)

Research Interests: Energy Development, Climate Change, Public Land Management, Outdoor Recreation Behavior, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Social Carrying Capacity

Richard Gage

rlg248@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate in the Dual-title RPTM/HDNRE program

M.S. (University of Florida), Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management

B.S. (Paul Smith's College), Recreation, Adventure Travel, and Ecotourism

Research Interests: Outdoor Recreation/Natural Resources

Jie Gao

jyg5217@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. University of Missouri

Research Interests: Social Psychological Dimension of Tourism Management; Well-being Resulting from Travel Behaviors, the Role of Travel in Enhancing Happiness and Mental Health; Rural/Agri-tourism

Jeahyun Kim

juk314@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. University of Florida

B.S. Korea University

Research Interests: Health, Physically Active Leisure, Social Psychology of Leisure

Tammy Koerte

trk168@psu.edu

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

Matthew McKinney

mcm249@psu.edu

Dual-title Doctoral Candidate in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment

M.S. Penn State University (Recreation, Park and Tourism Management)

B.S. Penn State University (Recreation and Park Management)

Research Interests: Economic Impacts of Recreation, Fishing, Natural Resource Policy, Phenomenology, Sense of Place, and Specialization

Alison Murray

akm214@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. East Carolina University, Sustainable Tourism

B.S. N.C. State, Parks, Rec, Tourism & Commercial Rec.

Research Interests: Sustainable Tourism, Economic Development through Tourism

Jessica Nendza

jln5157@psu.edu

M.S. Candidate

Jennifer Newton

jnn118@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Western Illinois University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Criminology and Psychology

Research Interests: Visitor Carry Capacity, Visitor Behavior, Perceptions, and Attitudes, Soundscapes

Kyle Olcott

kyleolcott@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. West Virginia University (Recreation, Park and Tourism Resources)

B.A. Washington & Lee University (Philosophy)

Research Interests: Public Land Management, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Political Ecology, Environmental Values and Ethics, Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and other Unconventional Energy Extraction on Public Lands

Maxwell Olsen

mho10@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

B.A. St. Lawrence University

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

Nicholas Pitas

nap5045@psu.edu

M.S. University of New Hampshire

B.S. American University

Research Interests: Health & Wellness

Forrest Schwartz

fgs117@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. West Virginia University

B.S. West Virginia University

Research Interests: Outdoor Education, Program/Educational/Developmental Outcomes, Transfer of Learning

Jason Scott

jxs1090@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Leisure Health, Leisure Disability

Moji Shahvali

mus300@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Allameh Tabatabai University, Tourism Management

B.S. Shiraz University

Research Interests: Studying Service Encounters and Visitor Management in Heritage Sites; Qualitative Approach to Visitor Experience; Muslim's Expectations and Attitudes towards Non-Muslim Destinations; Religion and the Decision Making Process of Travel.

Ming-Jeng Shen

mxs784@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Tourism and Adminstration

Mary Stansfield

mstansfield60@gmail.com

Doctoral Candidate

M.B.A, Wharton

B.A. Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests: Tourism as Stimulus for Economic Development; Agri-tourism; Tourism Impact on Indigenous People

Kristin L. Thomas

klt16@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.A. Education Leadership in Higher Education in Student Affairs

Research Interests: Formal and Informal Educational Travel Behavior, Learning, and Student Development

Kimberly Wallace

kdw1039@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. University of Illinois (Recreation, Sport and Tourism)

B.A. Columbia College of Missouri (Psychology)

Research Interests: Leisure and Health, Motivators of Physical Activity, Effects of Disease on Physical Activity

Lan Xue

lxx118@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Tourism Research