Department Directory

Jim Barborak

Co-Director, Center for Protected Area Management

Jim Barborak is a multilingual specialist in protected area planning and management with over 40 years experience in over 25 nations

Richard Berl

Ph.D. Student

Cultural evolution, cultural transmission, transmission biases, social learning

Annie Cheng

STU Dining Services I

Stuart Cottrell

Associate Prof., Sustainable Tourism, Coordinator of Global Tourism Concentration

Andrew Don Carlos

Research Associate III / Ph.D. Student

Esther Duke

Director of Special Projects and Programs

Ryan Finchum

Co-Director, Center for Protected Area Management

Protected Area Management, Ecotourism, Environmental Interpretation, and Conservation Leadership

Mark Gasta

Associate Professor

Jacqie Hasan

Academic Support Coordinator

Megan Jones

Graduate Assistant

Paul Layden

Instructor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Internship Coordinator

Internships, career preparation, event planning, natural resource ecology and measurements.

Katie Lyon

Ph.D. Student/Graduate Research Assistant

Sam Martin

Instructor and Tourism Enterprise Program Director

Adam Mayer

Assistant Professor

Natalie Ooi

Assistant Professor and Ski Area Management Program Director

Natalie Ooi's teaching expertise lies within ski area management and more broadly, tourism management. She is an instructor in both the Graduate Certificate in Ski Area Management and the Master of Tourism Management programs. Natalie Ooi's research expertise lies within the nexus of sustainable tourism development and mountain resort development. Past and current areas of research include backpacker tourism, volunteer tourism, sustainable tourism development, mountain resort development, social capital.

Ryan Roberts

PhD Candidate

Market-based conservation incentives, payments for ecosystem services, collaborative conservation, carbon credit markets, watershed investment, ecotourism, public lands management, evidence-based conservation, program assessments and feasibility analysis.

Terra Sampson

Program Coordinator - Conservation Leadership through Learning

Program coordination and management; Community outreach and fostering sustainable behavior

Linda Sawyers

Interim Conference Coordinator

Paul Sharp

MNRS program, Ecological Restoration

Alex Smiley

MNRS program, Ecological Restoration

Nicole Stafford

Program Director of Environmental Learning Center

Wes White

Communications Specialist

James Wurz

Research Associate, Instructor

Lina Xiong

Assistant Professor