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



  • Ph.D. Candidate, Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, 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

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Research Fellowship. Graduate School, University of Utah, 04/01/2017
  • Rebecca Barry Endowed Scholarship. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah, 03/01/2015
  • Graduate Fellowship. Global Change & Sustainability Center, University of Utah, 04/01/2014


Chris is a PhD student in Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation emphasizing in human dimensions of natural resource management. He has always been fascinated by the way humans think about and relate with nature. His interdisciplinary research focuses on a) psychological and behavioral effects of air quality on outdoor recreationists and park and protected area visitors, b) airshed policy and management, c) risk perceptions and decision-making in outdoor recreation contexts, and d) methdological developments to combat biases in survey research.  


  • George Wright Society (GWS), Member, 01/01/2017 - present
  • Academy of Leisure Sciences (ALS), Member, 01/01/2016 - present
  • International Association for Society and Natural Resouces (IASRN), Member, 01/01/2015 - present
  • Association for Experiential Education (AEE), Member, 01/01/2010 - present


  • Spanish, functional.