Jason Whiting

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Georgia

M.S. Western Illinois University

B.S. Western State College of Colorado

Position

Assistant Professor and Advisor of the Adventure Recreation
And Tourism Emphasis, Coordinator for the Adventure Recreation
And Tourism Certificate.

Teaches

Introduction to Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, Leisure and Human Behavior; Special Event Planning; Foundations of Commercial Recreation.

Research Interests

Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management and Conservation; Outdoor Recreation Participation; Environmental Education

Recent Publications:
 
Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., Green, G. T. (in review). Motivations for visitation: A comparison of State Parks and National Forests. Journal of Unconventional Parks Recreation and Tourism.
 
Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (2014). Contributions of state parks to physical activity of non-urban youth in Georgia. Journal Leisure Research 46,5. p.540.
 
Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T. (in review). Factors associated with state park-based physical activity of youth in Georgia. Leisure Sciences.
 
Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., & Bowker, J. M. (in press). Physical activity levels and preferences of ethically diverse visitors to Georgia State parks. Journal of Leisure Research.
 
Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T., Bowker, J. M. (2014). Physical activity locations in Georgia: Frequency of use by socio-demographic group. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 5, 6. p.68
 
Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T. (2013). Young people’s outdoor recreation and state park use: Perceived benefits from the parent/guardian perspective. Children, Youth and Environments23(3) 89-118.

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., Green, G. T. (2012). Monitoring visitation in Georgia state parks using the System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC). Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 30, 4. p. 21.

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2012). Visitor support for recreation fees in Georgia state parks. Proceedings of the 2011 Northeastern Recreation Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-00. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Whiting, J.W., Pawelko, K. A., Green, G. T., Larson, L. R. (2011). Whitewater kayaking: A social world investigation. Illuminare 9, 1 p. 1.

Whiting, J. W.,Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Place Attachment and Willingness to Pay: How Do Visitors Value State Parks? Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-00. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., Green, G. T. (2011). Exploring the influence of outdoor recreation participation on pro-environmental behavior in a demographically diverse population. Local Environment, The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 16, 1. p. 67. 
Whiting, J. W., Pawelko, K. A. (2011). A Naturalistic Inquiry Into the Social World of Whitewater Kayakers. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-00. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
 
Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Park Based Physical Activity in Ethnically-Diverse Populations: A Case Study of Georgia State Parks. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-00. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
 
Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Valuing State Parks: Accounting for Diverse Visitor Perspectives. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-00. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
Presentations:
Bowker, J.M., W. Cothram, L.R. Larson, G.T. Green, J.A. Whiting, R. Moore (2013). Visitor reaction to user fees: An assessment of stated and revealed preference models. Session 18-2, Recreation and Wilderness, Society of American Foresters National Convention, Charleston, SC, October 23-27, 2013.

Hendricks, W. H., Bricker, K. S., Whiting, J. W., Burns, R. C. (2013). Contemporary SCORP surveys: Perspectives from California, Georgia, and Oregon. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition. Houston, TX: October 9, 2013. [Panel Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Park dependency for outdoor recreation: Public attitudes regarding state parks. 2012 Research Symposium, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Snowbird, UT: November 9, 2012. [Poster Presentation]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Measuring physical activity participation in Georgia State Parks with SOPARC. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition. Anaheim, CA: October 18, 2012. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Physical health benefits of children’s outdoor recreation in state parks. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition. Anaheim, CA: October 18, 2012. [Presentation Abstract]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2012). Public Support for Recreation Fees in Georgia State Parks. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium. Athens, GA: February 15-17, 2012. [Presentation Abstract]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2012). Public Support for Recreation Fees in Georgia State Parks. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium. Athens, GA: February 15-17, 2012. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Assessing the Reliability and Validity of SOPARC in State Parks. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Auburn, AL: February 26-28, 2012. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2012). Assessing FANR 7900/9990 in improving effectiveness of teaching assistants. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium. Athens, GA: February 15-17, 2012. [Poster Presentation]

Larson, L. R., Bowker, J. M., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2012). Public response to entrance fees: An examination of Georgia state park users and nonusers. International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Forests For People Conference. Alpbach, Austria: May 22-24, 2012. [Presentation Abstract]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Contributions of state parks to physical activity in Georgia. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition. Atlanta, GA: November 1-4, 2011. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R. & Green, G. T. (2011). Place attachment: A study of state park visitation. National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition. Atlanta, GA: November 1-4, 2011. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Place dependency: How do visitors value state parks? Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Bolton Landing, NY: April 10-12, 2011. [Presentation Abstract]

Larson, L. R., & Whiting, J. W. (2011). Are we asking the right questions? Identifying optimal strategies for engaging students. Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Conference. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA: March 8, 2011. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Outdoor recreation and visitation constraints in Georgia State Parks: An examination of racial and ethnic preferences. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium. Athens, GA: March 3-4, 2011. [Presentation Abstract]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Exploring the influence of outdoor recreation participation on pro-environmental behavior. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Boone, NC: February 27-March 1, 2011. [Poster Abstract]

Larson, L. R., Whiting, J. W., & Green, G. T. (2011). Physical activity in Georgia state parks. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Boone, NC: February 27-March 1, 2010. [Presentation Abstract]

Whiting, J. W., Larson, L. R., & Green, G. T. (2011). Accounting for constraints in outdoor recreation: a study of Georgia state parks. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Boone, NC: February 27-March 1, 2010. [Presentation Abstract]

Interests and Hobbies

Paddling, biking, tele skiing, mountaineering, distance running, traveling, and spending time with family.