Supporting Healthy Communities and Environments
Scientific discovery and technical innovation are essential to improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of communities.
Our faculty are leaders in their fields and share a passion for discovery. Each year, they compete for and are awarded millions of dollars from federal, state and nonprofit agencies to conduct high-impact research in a number of focus areas, including sport, sustainable tourism, parks and recreation, and community health and well-being.
By working with leading partners and cutting-edge technologies, our faculty play a vital role in solving some of society’s biggest challenges. Their insights inform major policy debates related to physical activity, land use, environmental justice, climate change and more.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Research
Areas of Research
From youth development to community resilience, and everything in between, our faculty research is changing the way people interact with each other and nature.
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Feb 22, 2021
Black Excellence: Field Researcher Roslynn Powell
Powell, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, is studying the emotional labor of interpreting enslavement at heritage sites.
Feb 15, 2021
Five Questions with Senior Associate Athletics Director Tim House
House, who graduated with a degree in sport management in 2008, is now senior associate athletics director and assistant vice president for development at Purdue University.