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

So Young Bae

szb170@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

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

B.B.A. Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea (Hotel Management/Business Administration)

Research Interests: Tourism and Culture; Anthropology of Tourism; Cultural Mediators at Tourism Destinations, Cross-Cultural Research

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

Po-Ju Chang

pzc132@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Outdoor

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

Youngjoon Choi

yzc123@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

B.A. Kyung Hee University (Tourism Management)

Research Interests: Tourism and Culture, Tourism Marketing

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

M.S. West Virginia University, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources

B.S. West Virginia University, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources

Research Interests: Outdoor Recreation Behavior, Market Segmentation, Natural Resource Management, 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: Tourism

Svitlana Iarmolenko

syi5028@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. in Recreation Facilities and Services Management from East Carolina University

B.S. in Commercial Tourism from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Research Interests: Destination Image, Branding and Promotion, Migration and Acculturation, Heritage & Cultural Tourism

Svitlana Iarmolenko Biography

Tammy Koerte

trk168@psu.edu

M.S. Candidate

B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University

Research Interests: Destination Development and Marketing, Sustainable Tourism

Won Seok Lee

wul123@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Economics) Research Interests: Tourism Economics, Economic Impact Studies

Yeqiang (Kevin) Lin

ywl5214@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. California State University, Chico (Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management)

B.S. Beijing International Studies University (Tourism Management)

Research Interests: Destination Marketing and the Management and Evaluation of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions.

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) (as of August 2012)

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

Research Interests: Economic Impacts of Recreation, 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

D. Kyle Olcott

dko110@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

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

B.A. Washington & Lee University (Philosophy)

Research Interests: Outdoor Recreation, Resource Impacts, Park and Protected Area Management, Sustainability, Wilderness

Emily Osborn

exo917@psu.edu

M.S. Candidate

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

Research Interests: Motivations for Travel and Sustainability

Andrew Purrington

apurrington@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Middle Tennessee State University

Research Interests: Leisure and Culture; Adaptive and Evolutionary Aspects of Leisure; Cross-Cultural Research; Culture and Behavior

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

Mojtaba 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 attitude 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

Hwasung Song

hus148@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Outdoor

Mary Stansfield

mns152@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

MBA degree from Wharton

Research Interests: Tourism

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

Lindsay Usher

leu105@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Concentration is International Development and Rural Communities

M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Master's Thesis Title: Well-Being in Las Salinas, Nicaragua.

B.A. UNC-Chapel Hill (Recreation Administration)

Research Interests: Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries, Well-Being of Host Communities, and Surf Tourism.

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

Elizabeth Weybright

ehw110@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

M.S. Indiana University (Therapeutic Recreation)

B.S. Indiana University (Therapeutic Recreation)

Research Interests: Leisure & Health, Substance Use, Prevention

Lijun Xu

ljxu@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Tourism Representation; Tourism, Poverty Development; Conflicts between Human Well-being, Natural Preservation and Tourism

Lan Xue

lxx118@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Tourism Research

Eunice Eunjung Yoo

euy107@psu.edu

Doctoral Candidate

Research Interests: Tourism and Culture, Tourism Representations and Destination Marketing, Social and Cultural Aspects of Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Development