Location: 275A Lehotsky Hall
B.A. University of Louisville
M.A.T. University of Louisville
Ph.D Clemson University
Publications (last 5 years):
Goodrich, J. L. & Bixler, R. D. (2011). Getting left-brained about emotional content, Legacy, 22, 5, 28-31.
Bixler, R. D. James, J. J. & Vadala, C. E. (2011). Environmental socialization incidents with implications for the expanded role of interpretive naturalist in providing natural history experiences. Journal of Interpretation Research, 16, 1, 35-64.
Bixler, R. D. (2011). There are “soccer moms” but no “nature moms”: Building identity with nature and nature centers, directions: Journal of the Association of Nature Center Administrators. 1, 5-7.
Vadala, C., Bixler, R. D., Bransford, J., & Waldrop, T. (in press, expected 2012). Attitudes, knowledge and perception of fuel reduction among involved publics in the southern Appalachians: Implications for responsive communication. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry.
Wagner, J. R., Bixler, R. D., Carraway, E. R., Moysey, S. M., Murdock, L. R., Schlautman, M. R., & Warner, R. D. (2010). Institutionalizing undergraduate research for Geology majors through Creative Inquiry experiences, Journal of College Science Teaching 39, 6, 30-38.
James, J. J., Bixler, R.D. & Vadala, C. E. (2010). From play to recreation then vocation: A developmental model of natural history oriented professions. Children, Youth & Environment, 20(1), 231-256.
James, J. J. & Bixler, R. D. (2008). Children’s role in meaning making through their participation in a nonformal environmental education learning program. Journal of Environmental Education, 39 (4), 44-59.
Wynveen, C. J., Bixler, R. D. & Hammitt, W. E. (2007). Law enforcement perceptions and changes in the United States Park Service: Urban proximity and level of enforcement practices. Annals of Leisure Research, 10, 532-549.
Vadala, C. Bixler, R. D. and James, J. J. (2007). Childhood play and environmentalism: Panacea or snake oil? Journal of Environmental Education, 39,1, 3-18.
Dixon, H. E. T. & Bixler, R. D. (2007). Failure to (Really) Learn to swim: Inflated self efficacy? Recreational Sports Journal, 31, 14-20Courses Taught: