The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management


College's Center for Research and Collaborative Activities

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Book/Book Chapters
Academic/Research Publications
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Book/Book Chapters - Peer Reviewed
(Graduate Students: * PhD; ** MS)

Anderson, D. M. (2012). The nature of recreation and leisure as a profession. In Introduction to recreation and leisure (2nd Ed.) (pp. 365-383). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishing.

Anderson, D. M. (2013). ‘Yes, I’m a girl...and I have a disability...but I’m also an athlete!’: Getting off the sidelines with disability sport. In Freysinger, V. J., S. M. Shaw, K. A. Henderson, & M. Deborah Bialeschki (Eds.). Leisure, women, and gender, College Station, PA: Venture Pub.

Arthur-Banning, S. G., & Wells, M. S. (2013-in press). Sport experiences for young athletes: Intentional programming matters. Game Changer: The Transformative Potential of Sport. ID Press, Oxford, UK.

Backman, K. F., & Backman, S. J. (2013). Sustainable tourism benefits: In a marketing sense. In Cater, C., & B. Garrod (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. London, CABI Publishers.

Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2013 - in press). The marginalisation of Paralympic Heritage.  In S. Gammon, G. Ramshaw & E. Wateron (Eds.) Heritage and the Olympics: People, place and performance. London: Routledge.

Eagles, P., & Hallo, J. (2013). Parks and protected areas in Canada and the United States. In Human Kinetics, Introduction to recreation and leisure (pp. 93-126). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.

Gammon, S., & Ramshaw, G. (2013). Nostalgia and sport. In Fyall, A., & B. Garrod (Eds.), Contemporary cases in sport (pp.201-220). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.

Gammon, S. & Ramshaw, G. (Eds.) (2013). Heritage, Sport and Tourism: Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures. London: Routledge. (re-issued paperback edition).

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G., & Waterton, E. (Eds.) (2013 - in press). Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance. London: Routledge.

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G. & Waterton, E. (in press). Introduction - Heritage and the Olympics. In S. Gammon, G. Ramshaw & E. Wateron (Eds.) Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance. London: Routledge.

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G. & Waterton, E. (in press). Conclusion – The Future of Olympic Heritage. In S. Gammon, G. Ramshaw & E. Wateron (eds.) Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance. London: Routledge.

Manning, R., Lawson, S., Newman, P., Hallo, J., & Monz, C. (Eds.). (2013-in press). Sustainable transportation in the National Parks: From Acadia to Zion. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England.

Nampushi, J. S.*, Backman, K. F. Backman, S. J., & Hallo, J. C. (2013-in press). An assessment of the Maasai residents' views on tourism in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. In Dev Jani (Ed.), Sustainable tourism in developing countries: A reconnaissance. Dar es Salaam, University of Dar es Salaam Press.

Ramshaw, G. (2013 - in press). Southern lament. In J. L. Norman (Ed.) 40 Below Project: An Anthology on Winter in Edmonton. Edmonton: Wufniks Press.

Ramshaw, G., & Gammon, S. (2013 - in press). Heritage and sport. In E. Waterton, & S. Watson (Eds.). A companion to contemporary heritage research. London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Slocum, S. L., Backman, K. F., & Baldwin, E. (2012). Independent instrumental case studies: Allowing for the autonomy of cultural, social, and business networks in Tanzania. In Hyde, K., C. Ryan, & A.G. Woodside (Eds.), Field guide for case study research in tourism, hospitality and leisure (pp. 521-542). Emerald Publishers, London.

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Academic/Research Publications - Peer Reviewed
(Graduate Students: * PhD; ** MS)

Backman, K. F. (2012). What is happening with sustainable community tourism? Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality, 1(2), 2-3.

Baldwin, E. D., Mainieri, T.*, & Brookover, R. (2013). The EDGE of learning: Clemson University Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Immersion Semester. Schole 2013, 28(1).

Beeco, J. A.*, Huang, W-J.*, Hallo, J. C., Norman, W. C., McGehee, N. G., McGee, J., & Goetcheus, C. (2012). GPS tracking of travel routes of wanders and planners. Tourism Geographies, 15(3), 551-573.

Bixler, R. D., Joseph, S. L., & Searles, V. L. (2013-in press). Docents as products as well as producers of environmental interpretation. The Journal of Environmental Education.

Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G., & Gammon, S. (2013). The marginalisation of Paralympic heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19(2), 171-185.

Brownlee, M. T. J.*, & Hallo, J. C. (2013). Motivations to visit designated wilderness at Cumberland Island National Seashore. International Journal of Wilderness, 13, 34-40.

Brownlee, M., Hallo, J., & Krohn, B. (2013). Park visitors’ perceptions of climate change: Awareness, concern, and behavioral responses. Managing Leisure, 18, 1-21.

Brownlee, M. T. J., Hallo, J. C., Jodice, L. W., Moore, D. D., Powell, R. B., & Wright, B. A. (2013-in press). Place attachment and marine recreationists’ attitudes towards offshore wind energy development. Journal of Leisure Research.

Brownlee, M. T. J., Hallo, J. C., Moore, D. D., Powell, R. B., & Wright, B. A. (2013-in press). Visiting a climate-influenced national park: The stability of climate change perceptions. Environmental Management.

Brownlee, M. T. J., Hallo, J. C., Moore, D. D., Powell, R. B., & Wright, B. A. (2013-in press). Lake recreationists’ attitudes towards water conservation: The influence of place attachment, awareness of drought impacts, and beliefs in climate change. Society & Natural Resources.

Brownlee, M. T. J., Powell, R. B., & Hallo, J. C. (2013). A review of the foundational processes that influence beliefs in climate change: Opportunities for environmental education research. Environmental Education Research, 19, 1-20.

Dixon, A. W., Backman, K. F., & Backman, S. J. (2102). Valuing the private consumption benefits of the college football game experience. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 5, 172-191.

Dixon, A. W., Backman, S. J., Backman, K. F., & Norman, W. C. (2012). Expenditure based segmentation of sport tourist. Journal of Sport and Tourism 17(1), 5-21.

Dixon, A. W., Oh, C-O., Backman, S., Norman, W., Backman, K., & Henry, M. (2012). Valuing the private consumption benefits of the college football game experience. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 5, 172-191.

Dogbey, J., Quigley, C. F., Che, M. & Hallo, J., (2013-in press). Using smartphone technology in environmental sustainability education: The case of the Maasai Mara region in Kenya. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning.

Evans, K.*, Hartman, C. L.*, & Anderson, D. M. (2013) It’s more than a class?: Leisure education’s influence on college student engagement. Innovative Higher Education, 38(2).

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G., & Waterton, E. (2013). Examining the Olympics: Heritage, identity and performance. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19(2), 119-124.

Goodrich, J., & Bixler, R. D. (2012). Getting campers to interpretive programs: Understanding constraints to participation. Journal of Interpretation Research, 17(1) 59-70.

Hallo, J. C., Beeco, J. A.*, Holly, F. M., Goetcheus, C. A., McGee. J., McGehee, N. G., & Norman, W. C. (2012). GPS as a method for assessing spatial and temporal use distributions of nature-based tourists. Journal of Travel Research, 51, 591-606.

Hawkins, B. L.*, Cory, A. L., Donaldson, M., & Ryan, J. B. (2013-in press). The influence of equine-assisted therapy on gross motors skill development in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Hinch, T., & Ramshaw, G. (2013-in press). Heritage sport tourism: Opportunities and challenges in Canada. Tourism Geographies.

Holladay, P. J., & Powell, R. B. (2013). Resident perceptions of social-ecological resilience and the sustainability of community-based tourism development in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Huang, Y-C., Backman, S. J., Backman, K. F., & Moore, W. (2013). Exploring user acceptance of 3d virtual worlds in travel and tourism marketing. Tourism Management, 36(3), 490-501.

Huang, Y-C., Backman, S. J., McGuire, F. A., Backman, K. F., & Chang, L-L.* (2013-in press). Second Life: The potential of 3D virtual worlds in the travel and tourism industry. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Huang, W., Haller, W., & Ramshaw, G. (2013). Diaspora tourism and homeland attachment: An exploratory analysis. Tourism Analysis, 18, 285-296.

Huang, W., Norman, W., Ramshaw, G., & Haller, W. (2013-in press). Transnational leisure experience of Second-Generation Immigrants: The case of Chinese-Americans. Journal of Leisure Research.

Ivey, J. R., & Bixler, R. D. (2013). Preparing to be an interpretive naturalist: Opinions from the field. Journal of Interpretation Research, 18(1), 89-96.

Jordan, E. J., Norman, W. C., & Vogt, C. A. (2013). A cross-cultural comparison of online travel information search behaviors. Tourism Management Perspectives, 6, 15-22.

Liu, B., Norman, W. C. & Pennington-Gray, L. (2013-in Press). A flash of culinary tourism: An exploratory study of online food photography. Journal of Tourism Culture & Communication.

Mancini-Cross, C., Backman, K. F., & Backman, S. J. (2012). A case for the utilization of the scaffolding case study in tourism instruction. Journal of Travel and Tourism Teaching, 12(3), 242-259.

McGehee, N. G., Boley, B. B., Hallo, J. C., McGee, J. A., Norman, W. C., Goetchus, C. & Oh, C.-O. (2013-in press). Doing sustainability: An application of an inter-disciplinary, mixed-method, and multi-university approach. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 21, 355-375.

McKay, A. D., Brownlee, M. T. J., & Hallo, J. C. (2012). Changes in visitors’ environmental focus during an appreciative recreation experience. Journal of Leisure Research, 44(2), 179-200.

Mgonja, J. T.*, & Kussaga, J. B. (2012) Evaluation of traceability systems in fish supply chains: A case study of Tanzania, Pakistan Journal of Food Science, 22(3), 133-142. ISSN: 2226-5899.

Mgonja, J. T.*, Luning, P., & van der Vorst, J. G. (2013-in press). Diagnostic model for assessing traceability system performance in fish processing plants. Journal of Food Engineering, 118(2), 188-197. 

Muganda M., & Sirima, A.*, & Marwa, E., (2013). The role of local communities in tourism development: A grassroots perspective from Tanzania. Journal of Human Ecology, 41(1), 53-66. 

Muganda M., Sirima, A.*, Mkumbo, P., & Moshy, B. (2012).  Sharing tourism benefits with the local community: A business perspective from the grassroots in Tanzania. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 5(3), 239-251.

Munanura, I.*, Marion, R., Powell, R. B., Backman, K. F., & Hallo, J. (2013). Examining a targeting approach to collaboration in tourism using the case of Mountain Gorilla Tourism in Rwanda: A complexity and network analysis theories approach. Africa Tourism in Global Society: Central or Peripheral? 8th ATLAS Africa Conference 2013 (p. 75). Association for Tourism and Leisure Education, The Netherlands.

Munanura, I.*, & Backman, K. F. (2012). Stakeholder collaboration as a tool for tourism planning: A developing country's perspective. Journal of Tourism: An International Research Journal of Travel and Tourism, XIII(1), 23-39.

Munanura, I.*, & Backman, K. F. (2013-in press). Managing tourism growth in endangered species' habitats of Africa: The case of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Current Issues in Tourism Journal.

Musamba, B. E, Ngaga, Y. M, Boon, E. K, Giliba, R. A, Sirima, A.*, & Chirenje, L. I. (2011). The economics of water in paddy and non-paddy crop production around the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site, Tanzania: Productivity, costs, returns and implication to poverty reduction. Journal of Agriculture Science, 2(1), 17-27.

Powell, R. B., Brownlee, M. T. J., Kellert, S. R. & Ham, S. H. (2012). From awe to satisfaction: Immediate affective responses to the Antarctic tourism experience. Polar Record, 48(2), 145-156.

Quigley, C. F., Dogbey, J., Che, M., & J., Hallo. (2012). Investigating local sustainable environmental perspectives of Kenyan community members and teachers. Cultural Studies in Science Education.

Ramshaw, G. (2012). Review of Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame by Murray G. Phillips (Ed.). Annals of Leisure Research 15(3), 312-313.

Ramshaw, G. (2012). Review of Cultural Heritage and Tourism: An Introduction by Dallen J. Timothy. The Northern Review, 35, 201-204.

Ramshaw, G. (2013-in press). A Canterbury tale: Imaginative genealogies and existential heritage tourism at the St. Lawrence Ground. Journal of Heritage Tourism.

Ramshaw, G., & Bottelberghe, T. (2013-in press). Pedaling through the past: Sport heritage, tourism development and the Tour of Flanders. Tourism Review International.

Ramshaw, G., Gammon, S., & Huang, W. (2013). Acquired pasts and the commodification of borrowed heritage: The case of the Bank of America Stadium Tour. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 18 (1), 17-31.

Schwab, K.*, Dustin, D.*, Legg, E., Arthur-Banning, S. G., & Wells, M. S. (2013-in press). Choosing sport management as a college major. Schole. 

Schmalz, D. L., Sharp, J. L., & Colistra, C. M.* (2013-in press). Implications of weight stigma, attitude, and weight status on eating behavior. Topics in Clinical Nutrition.

Sirima, A.* (2012). A Review of “tourism and sustainability: Development, globalisation and new tourism in the Third World (3rd Ed.). Journal of Sustainable Tourism, DOI:10.1080/09669582.2012.707373.

Sirima, A.*, & Backman, K. (2013). Communities’ displacement and tourism development in the Usangu Plains, Tanzania. Current Issues in Tourism, 27(2), 1. DOI:10.1080/13683500.2013.785484

Sirima, A.*, & Ladislaus, M. (2012). Unlocking the opportunities for displaced communities: Can tourism offset the conservation costs? Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 1(1), 65-84.

Skibins, J. C., Powell, R. B., & Stern, M. J. (2012). Linking interpretation best practices with outcomes: A review of literature. Journal of Interpretation Research, 17(1), 25-44.

Skibins, J. C., Powell, R. B., & Hallo, J. C. (2013). Context, charisma, and conservation: Charismatic megafauna’s influence on safari and zoo tourists’ pro-conservation behaviors. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22(4), 959-982.

Smith, B. L.*, & Hallo, J. C. (2013). A system-wide assessment of night resources and night recreation in the U.S. national parks: A case for expanded definitions. Park Science, 29(2), 54-59.

Song, H. J., Lee, C. K., Norman, W. C., & Han, H. (2012). The role of responsible gambling strategy in forming behavioral intention: An application of a model of goal-directed behavior. Journal of Travel Research, 51, 512-523.

Stegelin, D., Anderson, D., Kemper, K., Wagner, J., & Evans, K.* (2013-in press). Exploring daily physical activity and nutrition patterns in early learning settings: Snapshots of young children in Head Start, primary, and after-school settings. Early Childhood Education Journal.

Stern, M. J., Wright, M. E., & Powell, R. B. (2012). Motivating school participation in National Park Service education programs. Journal of Visitor Studies, 15(1), 28-47.

Sweeney, T. P.*, & Barcelona, R. J. (2012). An integrative review of published research in the Recreational Sports Journal, 1998-2010. Recreational Sports Journal, 36(2), 91-103.

Vadala, C. E., Bixler, R. D., Bransford, J. J., & Waldrop, T. A. (2012). Attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions of fuel reduction among involved publics in the Southern Appalachians: Implications for responsive communication. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 36(3), 159-165(7).

Vagias, W., Powell, R. B, Moore, D., & Wright, B. A. (2012). Development, psychometric qualities, and cross-validation of the Leave No Trace attitudinal inventory and measure (LNT AIM). Journal of Leisure Research, 44(2), 234-256.

Van Riper, C., Powell, R. B., Machlis, G., Wagtendonk, J., van Riper, C. J.*, von Ruschkowski, E., Schwarzbach, S. & Galipeau, R. (2012). Using integrated research and interdisciplinary science: Potential benefits to managers of park and protected areas. George Wright Society Forum. 29(2) 216-226.

Weddell, M. J., Fedorchack, R., & Wright, B. A. (2013). Improving National Park Service Partnerships: A gap analysis of external partners. Park Science, 29(2), 49-53.

Wells, J., & Baldwin, E. D. (2012). Historic preservation, significance, and age value: A comparative phenomenology of historic Charleston and I’On. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 384-400.

Wells, M. S., & Arthur-Banning, S. G. (2013-in press). The value and importance of positive sport experiences for young participants. Sport: Probing the Boundaries.

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