In addition to the normal Departmental Assistantships, other funding sources include:
The Conover Graduate Fellowship is sponsored by Richard and Sandra Conover to further graduate study in Park and Conservation Area Management (PCAM). Dr. Conover taught PCAM (formerly Recreation Resource Management) at Clemson University from 1974 until his retirement in 1994. Fellowships are awarded for one year only based on the recommendations of department faculty.
Past Conover Fellows have studied the social science perspectives related to wildland recreation management, landscape aesthetics, outdoor recreation behavior, conflict and crowding, environmental and activity socialization, use of wildlands for solitude, nonformal environmental interpretation / education, visitor segmentation studies, marketing of public lands, tourism and gateway community impacts on public lands, or related resource recreation areas.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is one of the largest programs of its type in the country, consisting of over 500 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. In total, the Department has 22 faculty, of which eleven have qualifications for teaching and conducting research in the PCAM area.
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A graduate assistantship focusing on issues related to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's tourism industry.
Potential research topics include:
1Mrs. Carolyn Creel is a member of the HEHD External Advisory Board representing Creel Enterprises and the tourism industry in South Carolina.
2Mrs. Jennifer Lytle was the 2003-04 Bishop Fellow named in honor of Mr. George Bishop, longtime Clemson supporter and Alumnus.
3Lawrence Allen is the Dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development.
4Brett Wright is the Department Chair of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.
5Mr. David Bishop is the son of George Bishop and is also a Clemson alumnus.
Individuals starting a doctoral program in Park and Conservation Area Management are eligible to be selected as a Hartzog Doctoral Fellow in Park and Conservation Area Management. Fellowships are for one year; supplement departmental graduate assistantships are typically awarded every other year, based on availability of funding. A Hartzog Doctoral Fellow will work with park resource faculty on grants from park agencies and assist the department in conducting annual Hartzog events. Applicants should contact a professor in the Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism Management who share their interests.
The Graduate School provides information for additional available fellowships.