Research

Faculty in the Department of Recreation Administration have a variety of scholarship and research interests. A summary of each faculty member's interests is presented below, along with a link to their own page for further contact.

Dr. L. Jay Fine

Experiential Education; Outdoor Education; Adventure Based Recreation Programming; Recreation Leadership.

Dr.  Samuel Lankford

Tourism and Recreation Development.

Dr. Michael Mahoney

Alcohol and Drug Use Among Former Elite Athletes; Facility, Crowd, and Security Management Issues at Sport and Entertainment Venues; Fan Satisfaction at Sport and Entertainment Venues; Baseline Qualifications and Professional Development for Venue Management and Operations Professionals.

Dr. Nancy Nisbett

Benefits of Recreation and Physical Activity for Youth; Adventure Recreation for People with Disabilities; Ethics in Education and Recreation and Leisure Services.


Dr. Jason Whiting

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