Department Directory


Ethan Billingsley

Adventure Tourism Program Lead

Stuart Cottrell

Professor, Sustainable Tourism, Coordinator of Global Tourism Concentration

His research focus includes sustainable tourism development - linking tourism, nature conservation and protected areas; collaborative conservation and protected area management; and perceptions of landscape disturbance - implications for human dimensions of natural resources, recreation and tourism.

Jamie Dahl

Assistant Professor

Tian Guo

Assistant Professor

Behavior change, human processes of the coupled human-nature systems

Beth Jensen

Adventure Tourism Instructor

David Knight

Assistant Professor; Natural Resource Tourism

community-based tourism, sustainability, empowerment, poverty alleviation, tourism resilience

Anna Lavoie

Assistant Professor

Gendered livelihoods, resource stewardship, and feminist political ecology

Paul Layden

Instructor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Internship and Outreach Coordinator

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

Jon Salerno

Assistant Professor

Human adaptation to environmental change

Sunshine Swetnam

Assistant Professor

Ski Area Management Program Lead

Sarah Walker

Assistant Professor

Human-Environment Interactions

James Wurz

Research Associate, Instructor

Lina Xiong

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bear’s research areas include internal branding, service management and marketing, as well as destination brand marketing.