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
Erin Seekamp is Interim Department Head and Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her current research interests include climate adaptation planning, community-based conservation and conservation behaviors.
Kimberly Pettaway Willis is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. She is teaching PRT 478: Sustainable Sport Facility Management and two sections of PRT 286: Writing and Speaking in Sports Organizations.