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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Elizabeth Baldwin

Associate Professor

Office: 271A Lehotsky

Phone: 864-656-5357


Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Resources
University of Maine 2006

M.En. Environmental Science
Miami University 1992

BA Art History
Hollins College 1989

Courses Taught

Graduate level
PRTM 8130 Qualitative Research Methods
PRTM 6310 Methods of Environmental Interpretation
PRTM 2070 Introduction to Recreation Resource Management
PRTM 3080 Leadership and Group Dynamics
PRTM 2260, 2270, 2290 Conceptual Foundations of PRTM, PRTM EDGE program

Research Interests

• Conservation social science—understanding the social facets of conservation planning through research using interviews, surveys and visual research methods.
• Culturally sensitive management—understanding cultural meanings and definitions of natural resources, especially protected areas so as to incorporate this in planning in order to mitigate conflict and maintain respect for cultural interests.
• Parks and Protected Areas (PPA) sustainability and management effectiveness—research to develop a greater understanding of how parks are successful in terms of their mission and values they protect.
• Environmental conflict and collaboration—research to develop information on patterns of successful collaboration, specifically in seemingly intractable conflict related to conservation areas
• Cultural memory—research designed to understand fixed points in history that define a narrative of a place or relationship to a place and perception of management and/or policy related to place.
• Vernacular conservation—research designed to understand the local, or vernacular definitions of importance of natural and cultural resources.
• Qualitative research methodology, specifically in gaining essential understanding in PPA management—use of narrative research, phenomenology, expert opinion interviews, photo elicitation and document research methods as they help answer questions in the general field of parks recreation and tourism.
• Environmental history and role in conservation planning — historical research related to PPA management.
• Human connection to nature—understanding and measuring different perceptions of connection to nature.
• Scale of place attachment—research to clarify different scales of place as defined by local residents, managers and other stakeholders of PPA and their surrounding areas.

Research Publications

Chambers, S. N., Robert Baldwin, Elizabeth D. Baldwin, William C. Bridges and Nakisha Fouch (Accepted) Social and spatial relationships driving landowner attitudes towards aquatic conservation in a piedmont-blue ridge landscape, Heliyon.

Kitheka, B. M., E. D. Baldwin, and Robert B. Powell (In prep). Transformation from Brown to Green: Tracing Chattanooga's environmental history and critical turning points.

Pitt, Amber L., Joanna Hawley Howard, Robert F. Baldwin, Elizabeth D. Baldwin and Bryan L. Brown (In Review) Small parks as local social-ecological systems contributing to conservation of isolated and ephemeral wetlands, Wetlands.

Kitheka, B. M., E. D. Baldwin, D. White and D. Harding. (2016). A Different “We” in Urban Sustainability: How the City of Chattanooga, TN, Community Defined their Own Sustainability Path. International Journal of Tourism Cities 2016 2:3, 185-205.
Cordle, J., M Van Pembreckk, B. Hawkins and E. Baldwin. (2016) The Effects of Utilizing High Elements Ropes Courses as a Treatment Intervention on Self-Efficacy. Therapeutic recreation Journal L (1).

Taylor, Lorraine L.; Hartman, Cindy L.; Baldwin, Elizabeth D. (2015) Fostering Student Engagement through a Multi-Day Industry Tour. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 2, Aug. 2015. ISSN 2162-4097.

Baldwin, E. D., Tracy Mainieri and Robert Brookover. (2013). The EDGE of Learning: Clemson University Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Immersion Semester. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, North America, 28(1).

Wells, Jeremy and E. D. Baldwin. (2012). Historic Preservation, Significance, and Age Value: A Comparative Phenomenology of Historic Charleston and I’On. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32(2012), 384-400.

Susan L. Slocum, Kenneth F. Backman and Elizabeth Baldwin. (2012) Independent Instrumental Case Studies: Allowing For the Autonomy of Cultural, Social, and Business Networks in Tanzania. In Field Guide for Case Study Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, ed.'s K. Hyde, C. Ryan and A.G. Woodside, Emerald Publishers, London.

Beeco, J. A., Hallo, J.C., Baldwin E. D., & McGuire, F. A. (2011). An examination of the night hiking experience in parks and protected areas. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 29(4), 72-89.

Baldwin, E. D., and Richard Judd. (2010). Why history matters in Conservation Planning, In Trombulak, Stephen and Robert Baldwin, eds. Multi-scale Conservation Planning, Springer-Verlag, 33-52.

Beazeley, Karen, E. D. Baldwin and Conrad Reining. (2010). Integrating expert judgment into systematic ecoregional conservation planning, In Trombulak, Stephen and Robert Baldwin, Eds. Multi-scale Conservation Planning, Springer-Verlag, 235-255.

Holly, F. Matthew, Jeffrey C. Hallo, Elizabeth D. Baldwin, and Fran P. Mainella. (2009). Incentives and disincentives for day visitors to park and ride public transportation at Acadia National Park. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 28(2), 74-93.

Arsal, Irem, Kyle M.Woosnam, E. D. Baldwin and Sheila J. Backman. (2009). Residents as Travel Destination Information Providers: An Online Community Perspective. Travel Research, 49(4), 400-413.

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