Clemson University Institute for Parks


Ken Cline, Professor, University of the Atlantic Ken Cline
College of the Atlantic
Specialty: Environmental policy
Tel: (207) 801-5719

Ken Cline received a BA in Political Science and General Science from Hiram College and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1983. Before joining the faculty, he served as a Judicial Clerk for Federal Judge Gus J. Solomon in Portland, Oregon; as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco; and as an attorney specializing in municipal, environmental, and land use litigation for Calfee Halter & Griswold in Cleveland, Ohio. Ken joined the faculty of the College of the Atlantic in 1989 where he teaches a broad range of courses in environmental law and policy. In addition to legal studies and pre-law courses, Ken teaches several interdisciplinary courses that focus on conservation policy within the United States and internationally. More info

Robert Manning, Univ of Vermont Robert Manning
Professor of Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Specialty: Parks history, management
Tel: (802) 656-8683

Robert Manning is Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, where he teaches the history, philosophy, and management of parks and related areas and conducts a program of research for the U.S. National Park Service and related agencies. He is also Director of the university's Park Studies Laboratory. Dr. Manning has spent four year-long sabbatical leaves with the U.S. National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the headquarters office in Washington, DC. He is the author of several books, including Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction (2nd Edition) (Oregon State University Press), Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons without Tragedy (Island Press), and Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park (University Press of New England). More info

Mark Stern, Virginia TechMarc Stern
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech University
Specialty: Natural resource sociology
Tel: (540) 231-7418


Marc conducts research focused on the human dimensions of natural resource policy and management, environmental communications, protected areas management, international conservation, natural resource management effectiveness, attitudes vs. actions, public responses to natural resource management, evaluation of environmental education and other outreach programs. He teaches courses in environmental education and communications, research methods, and park and protected area management. More info


Stephen Trombulak, Middlebury CollegeStephen Trombulak
Middlebury College
Specialty: Landscape ecology
Tel: (802) 443-5439

Steve is a conservation biologist and landscape ecologist, with particular interests in (a) the field biology of mammals, birds, and beetles, (b) the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to develop science-based conservation planning tools, and (c) natural history education. He is currently running two research programs—one on forest-dwelling beetles and one on landscape-level wildlife connectivity in the Northern Appalachians. He teaches in both the Biology Department and the Program in Environmental Studies, where my primary teaching focus is on environmental science, vertebrate natural history, and conservation biology. More info

Simon Seno, Narok University CollegeSimon Seno
Dean, School of Tourism and Natural Resources Management
Maasai Mara University
Specialty: Natural resource policy