Name: Matthew Tyler James Brownlee
School or Department: Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Major/Degree: Ph.D.: Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Parks and Conservation Area Management
Collateral Area: Methods and data analysis
Why did you choose your particular area of study? Unequivocal passion for nature-based parks and other protected areas
What is your most memorable event from your time in college? The birth of my daughter – Lexington Nicole
What are your goals after graduation? A career in academia
Why did you choose Clemson University? Clemson University’s PRTM Department is internationally recognized, and combines practical learning experiences with numerous opportunities for scholarly advancement.
Please list your favorite(s).
Hobby: Fishing, hunting, gardening, and traveling
Book: The Bible
Movie: Old: The Princess Bride; New: Robin Hood
Electronic gadget: My fish finder
Vacation destination: Preferably somewhere with few people, spicy food, and limited concrete
Musical genera: Delta Blues
Previously owned vehicle: 1982 Ford F-150
Influential person: My wife – Mindy Nicole
Person with whom you would like to have a conversation: Aldo Leopold and Sigurd Olson
Thing that makes you smile: High quality polish sausage and fresh horseradish
Advice received: Always remember what is truly important.
Advice to give: Figure out what is truly important.