Our People Are Our Greatest Asset
Our people are recognized worldwide for their cutting-edge research in outdoor recreation, sustainable tourism, parks and protected areas, environmental education and communication, sport and society, equity and environmental justice, geoanalytics, community health and well-being, and community capacity and resilience. Our research teams are cross-disciplinary and are often comprised of experts from a variety of fields within the department, the broader College of Natural Resources, other colleges at NC State and representatives from government agencies, the private sector, industry or other universities.Browse our faculty and staff directory
Meet a few of our outstanding people
Leung, who was recently named the recipient of the 2020 Individual Service Award from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals, is working to safeguard protected areas from development, invasive species, tourism and other threats.
Hartley, a PhD student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Management, examines the role of young students as environmental and community change-agents, specifically on the topic of marine debris or plastic pollution.