• Graduate Research Asst, Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Graduate Teaching Asst (E), Parks, Recreation & Tourism



  • Ph.D. (in progress), Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah
  • M.S., Experiential Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • B.A., International Literature and Music; Environmental Studies, Colby College
  • Study Aboard, Peru: Literature, Arts & Culture, School for International Training


Chris is a PhD student in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism emphasizing in human dimensions of natural resource management. He has always been fascinated by the way our species thinks about and relates with nature. His interdisciplinary work focuses on how we psychologically and recreationally navigate poor air quality, construct relationships with winter environments, and make decisions in outdoor recreation contexts. Chris serves as the ASUU Graduate Representative to the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF), Co-Chair of the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Sustainability Committee, and 2014-2015 Graduate Fellow for the Global Change & Sustainability Center. For more information about his work with air quality narrative sharing please visit MovingU: Real People, Real Stories.