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Larry Gustke

Associate Professor Emeritus



Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.  Ph.D. 1982

  • Major emphasis:  Traveler and Tourist Behavior
  • Minor:  Marketing, communications, and behavioral research methodology

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.  M.S.  1974

  • Park and Recreation Administration
  • Major emphasis:  Behavioral research in natural resource setting
  • Minor:  Communications

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.  B.S.

  • Experimental Psychology

Research Interests

Research and scholarly activities have focused on developing and implementing an industry monitoring and tracking system for NC Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

Variables and factors that influence the sustainability of tourism as an economic force and a mechanism for conserving natural resources.

Courses Taught

  • PRT 520 – Concepts of Travel and Tourism, Spring 2004.
  • PRT 407/507 – Services, Facilities, and Event Marketing, Fall and Spring Semesters, 2004 – 2006.
  • PRT 220 – Introduction to Tourism and Commercial Recreation, Fall Semester, 2004.
  • PRT 320 – Convention and Visitors Services, Fall 2005 & 2006.
  • PRT 610 – Special Topics in Recreation Resources, Fall and Spring 2004 – 2006.
  • PRT 620 – Recreation Resources Problems, All and Spring 2004 – 2006.
  • PRT 695, 699 Master’s Supervised Research, Fall and Spring, 2004 – 2006.
  • PRT 795, 799 Ph.D. Supervised Research, Fall and Spring, 2004 – 2006.


2005 Outstanding Teacher Award – Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism Management, NC State University.

2003 – Mark R. Sumner Award, Institute of Outdoor Drama, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.  National award and unique distinction of being the only non-theatre person to receive this prestigious award from the more than 100 Outdoor Dramas and Outdoor Shakespeare Theatres across the nation.


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