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Graduate Profiles

Graduates of the HDNRE program are trained to work in a variety of industries.

Austin Barrett

Ph.D. Candidate. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Elizabeth A. Covelli

Assistant Professor. Parks Tourism and Recreation Management, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana

Ph.D. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management and HDNRE

More information about Elizabeth A. Covelli.

John Eshleman

Post-doctoral research associate, Appalachian Foodshed Project, North Carolina State University

Ph.D., Rural Sociology and HDNRE

Michael Ferguson

Postdoctoral Scholar. Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University.

Ph.D., Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management and HDNRE.

Research Interests

  • Natural resource management
  • Outdoor recreation behavior
  • Social carrying capacity
  • Visitor use monitoring
  • Global climate change
  • Energy development
  • Environmental impact

Contact Information

801 Donald H. Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
412-849-6054
mdf220@psu.edu

Richard Gage

Ph.D., Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Research Interests

Outdoor Recreation/Natural Resources

Jason Gordon

Assistant Extension Professor. College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University

Ph.D. Rural Sociology and HDNRE

More information about Jason Gordon.

Brandn Green

Analyst, Division of Analysis, Evaluation and Quality; Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Rockville, MD

Ph.D., Rural Sociology and HDNRE

Joshua Gruver

Assistant Professor. College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Ball State University

Ph.D. Forest Resources and HDNRE

More information about Joshua Gruver.

Vasiliy Lakoba

M.S. Landscape Architecture and HDNRE

Eric Larson

Social Scientist, Social and Economic Analysis Branch, U.S. Geological Survey (Fort Collins, CO)

Ph.D., Rural Sociology and HDNRE

Cynthia Longmire

Human Dimensions Specialist, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks

Ph.D., Rural Sociology and HDNRE 

Daniel Lowenstein

Owner, Redtail Forestry and Wildlife Management

M.S. Forestry Resources and HDNRE

More information about Daniel Lowenstein.

Stephen Mainzer

Ph.D. Candidate. Landscape Architecture and HDNRE

Matthew McKinney

Instructor, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Gallaudet University

Ph.D., Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

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Alexander Metcalf

Assistant Research Professor, Assistant Director College of Forestry and Conservation University of Montana

Ph.D. Forestry Resources and HDNRE

More information about Alexander Metcalf.

John Morrow

MS. Geography and HDNRE

Jennifer N. Newton

Social Scientist with Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

Ph.D., Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Emily Osborn

Recreation Supervisor for the town of Buena Vista, Colorado

M.S. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM) and HDNRE

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Cara M. Raboanarielina

Coordinator, RAP/Social Scientist, African Rice Center

Ph.D. Rural Sociology and HDNRE

Krishna Roka

Visiting Instructor, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Ph.D. Rural Sociology and HDNRE

Forrest Schwartz

Ph.D. Candidate. Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Research Interests

Outdoor Education, Program/Educational/Developmental Outcomes, Transfer of Learning

Jason Weigle

Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Rural Sociology and HDNRE

More information about Jason Weigle.

Brian Wolyniak

Urban Forestry Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ph.D. Forestry Resources and HDNRE

More information about Brian Wolyniak.

Kathleen Wood

M.S. Rural Sociology and HDNRE

Bradley Woods

Associate Director, Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office, Colorado State University

Ph.D. Rural Sociology and HDNRE

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