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Dr. Samuel Lankford

 

Educational Background:

University of Oregon, Ph.D. (Leisure Studies and Services), 1991

Major: Tourism & Recreation Planning;

Minor: Public Policy & Managemen

Advisor: Dr. Dennis Howard; Dissertation: An Analysis of Resident Preferences, Attitudes and Opinions TowardTourism and Rural Regional Development

University of Oregon, MUP (Urban & Regional Planning), 1987

Major: Community & Economic Development;

Minor: Tourism & Recreation Planning;

Advisor: Dr. David Povey; Terminal Project: Water and Electric Service Implications of the Eugene/Springfield 

Metro Plan Single Service Provider Policy

California State University at Chico, MA (Recreation & Parks Management), 1981

Major: Park & Resource Planning;

Minor: Community & Regional Planning;

Advisor: Dr. E. William Niepoth; Thesis: A Study of Planning Processes Used by Selected Recreation Resource Management Agencies

California State University at Chico, BA (Geography, Minor: Recreation & Parks Management), 1979

Shasta Community College, (Liberal Studies), 1975 - 1977

 

Position:

Professor and Chair, Department of Recreation Administration, Fresno State University

 

Selected Professional Articles - Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals:

Dr. Lankford Bibliography

 

Professional Publications/Articles Editorially Reviewed:

Lankford, S., & Nigel, D. M. (2018). Park and Recreation Commissions and Boards: Advocates for Our Mission and Profession. California Parks and Recreation, Summer, pp. 24-27.

Fleming, K.M., Lankford, S.V., & Edginton, C.R. (2017). Leisure Time Physical Activity & Social

Capital. Hong Kong Recreation Review 29, pp. 30-36.

Mahoney, M., Zografos, K., & Lankford, S.V. (2017). Analysis of Venue Attributes: An Application of

Importance-Performance at a Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour Event. Hong Kong

Recreation Review 29, pp. 43-52.

Rockey, D., & Lankford, S. (2012). Case Study: Attitudes of Residents to Local Tourism and

Development of Fredricksburg/Spotsylvania. E-Review of Tourism Research (ERTR).

10 (1), pp.1-12.

Lankford, S., Grybovich, O., Kowalski, C., Schuarte, G., & Neal, L. (2006). Benefits of Recreation

Services in the NWT. Canadian Parks & Recreation Association E-News, Spring, p. 7.

Scholl, K, Inui, Y., & Lankford, S.  (2006). Watershed Management and Landowners’ Environmental

Perceptions. GTR-NRS-P-14 pp. 190-196.

Grybovich, O., Cela, A., Inui, Y., & Lankford, S. (2005). An Exploratory Study of Environmental

Values and Beliefs of Japanese Adventure Tourists in Hawaii. E-Review of Tourism Research

(eRTR). 3 (2),

DeGraaf, D., Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. (2005). A new perspective on urban spaces. Parks and

Recreation, 40 (8), p. 56-60.

Inui, Y., Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. (2004). An Exploratory Motivational Study of Japanese

Adventure Based Tourism. E-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR). 2 (4), pp. 70-77.

Lankford, S., Scholl, K., Pfister, R., Lankford, J., & Williams, (2004). A. Cognitive Mapping: An

Application for Trail Management. Proceedings of the 2004 Northeastern Recreation Research

Symposium. GTR-NE-326., pp. 378-384.

Dieser, R., & Lankford, S. (2004). What the Future May Hold. SPRE Professor, p. 2.

Lankford, S., Neal, L., Szabo, C., & Schauerte, G. (2003). Arctic Winter Games: Sport, Culture and

Growth. Winter Cities. 22 (2), pp. 16-19.

Szabo, C., Schauerte, G., Lankford, S., & Neal, L. (2003). The Arctic Winter Games Are Hot.

Parks and Recreation Canada. 60(5), pp. 38-44.

Williams, A., & Lankford, S. (2003, January). Research Update: Evaluating Esprit De Corps.

Parks and Recreation.  38 (1), pp. 20-27.

Edginton, C. R., Hudson, S. D., & Lankford, S. V. (2001). The 21st Century Manager: The Changing

Role of Management. The Park & Recreation Trades. 8 (9), pp. 24-26.

Edginton, C. R., Hudson, S. D., & Lankford, S. V. (2000). 21st. Century Management: A New

Paradigm. Management Strategy. 24 (3), pp. 1-7.

 

Books and Chapters in Books:

Edginton, C.R., Dieser, R., Lankford, S.V., & Kowalski, C. (2018). Recreation and Leisure Programming: A 21st Century Perspective. Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore-Venture Publishing.

Lankford, S., Grybovych, O., & Lankford, J. (2017) Introduction to Community Tourism: A North

American Perspective. Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore-Venture Publishing.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., & Wheeler, D. (2017). An Introduction to Park Management, 4th Ed.

Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore-Venture Publishing

Edginton, C.R., Lankford, S.V., Dieser, R., & Kowalski, C. (2017). Community Parks & Recreation: An Introduction. Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore-Venture Publishing.

Mitra, A. & Lankford, S.V. (expected release 2018).  Research Methods in Park, Recreation and

Leisure Services.  2nd Ed. Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

Edginton, C., Lankford, S., Larsen, D., & Hudson, S. (2015). Managing Recreation, Parks & Leisure

Services, An Introduction. 4th ed.  Champaign-Urbana, IL : Sagamore Publishing.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., & Wheeler, D. (2015). An Introduction to Park Management, 3rd Ed.

Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., Kooiman, W., & Kowalski, C. (2012). Instructors Manual - An Introduction

To Park Management. Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., & Wheeler, D. (2011). An Introduction to Park Management, 3rd Ed.

Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

DeGraaf, D., Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. (2008). Urban Sprawl Causes a Host of Problems for U.S.

Communities.  In Urban Sprawl. Miller, D. A. ed. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Edginton, C., Hudson, S., Lankford, S., & Larsen, D. (2008). Managing Recreation, Parks & Leisure

Services, An Introduction. 3rd ed.  Champaign-Urbana, IL : Sagamore Publishing, Pp. 306

Cela, A., Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. (2008).Local Food Festivals in Northeast Iowa Communities: A

Visitor and Economic Impact Study. In Events and Festivals: Current Trends and Issues.

Robertson, M., & Frew, E. eds., Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Edginton, C., Hudson, S., & Lankford, S. (2001). Productive Management of Leisure Service

Organizations: A 21st Century Perspective.  2nd ed. Champaign-Urbana, IL : Sagamore Publishing. pp. 496.

Mitra, A. & Lankford, S.V. (1999).  Research Methods in Park, Recreation and Leisure Services.  Champaign-Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.  Pp. 334.

Lankford, S., & Knowles-Lankford, J. (1998).  The Making of Main Street: A Tourism Development Approach Using Design Charrettes.  In W. Nahrstedt, and Kombol, T. P. (Eds.).  Leisure, Culture and Tourism: The Challenge for Reconstruction and Modernization in Communities.  ELRA,

Institiut fur Freizeitwissenschaft und Kulturarbeit e.v. (IFKA) Bielefeld, Germany. pp. 141-152.

Lankford, S. V.  (1996).  Tourism and Crime: A Study of Perceptions in the Pacific Northwest. In A. Pizam and Y. Mansfeld (Eds.) Tourism, Crime and International Security Issues. New York: John Wiley  & Sons. pp. 51-58.

Lankford, S. V., Knowles-Lankford, J. , & Povey, D. (1996). Instilling Community Confidence and Commitment in Tourism: Community Participation and Public Participation in Government

Camp, Oregon.  In L. Harrison and W. Husbands (Eds.). Practicing Responsible Tourism:

International Case Studies in Tourism Planning, Policy, and Development.  New York: John

Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 330-349.

 

Selected International & National Presentations:

Fleming, K., Lankford, S., & Edginton, C. (2015, February 10-12). Examining levels of physical activity and social capital in a Midwest community: The associations of trust and social support for meeting physical activity guidelines. Oral presentation at Inaugural the National Symposium: Parks and Recreation in Public Health, Indiana University.

Fleming, K., Lankford, S., Lankford, J. (2014). Health Benefits of Cycling: Strategies to Calculate

Potential Cost Savings. World Leisure Congress, Mobile, Al. Sept. 7-12, 2014.

Fleming, K., Flack, T., & Lankford, S. Establishing Healthy, Sustainable Communities: The Role

of Social Capital. World Leisure Congress, Mobile, Al. Sept. 7-12, 2014.

Flack, T., Edginton, C., & Lankford, S. Walkability. World Leisure Congress, Mobile, Al.

Sept. 7-12, 2014.

Kooiman, W., Lankford, S., Lankford, J., & Fleming, K. (2014). Economic Impact of Parks, Recreation

and Bicycling in Iowa. World Leisure Congress, Mobile, Al. Sept. 7-12, 2014.

Giese, G., Scholl, K., Lankford, S., & Kowalski, C. (2010). Understanding Parental Involvement in Youth Sports through Serious Leisure. 2010 Symposium on Leisure Research, NRPA, Minneapolis, MN. October 2010.

Lankford, S.  A Framework for Examining Tourism Impacts. Wagenengin University International

Centre of Excellence. Dec. 5, 2004.

Lankford, S., Inui, Y., & Cela, A. Monitoring Tourism Impacts: Some Lessons Learned. National

Extension Tourism Conference, Kissimmee, FL. October 2004.

Lankford, S., & Inui, Y.  Social Carrying Capacity Modeling. National Extension Tourism, Kissimmee,

FL. October 2004.

Lankford, S., Inui, Y., Grybovich, O., & Cela, A. The Effects of Actual Users on Perceived Crowding

and Quality of Experiences in a Marine Park. National Extension Tourism, Kissimmee,

FL. October 2004.

Lankford S., & Inui, Y., Grybovich, O., & Cela, A. Analysis of Pre and Post Expectations and

Experiences in a Marine Park. National Extension Tourism, Kissimmee, FL. October 2004.

Okata, Y., Lankford, S., & Inui, Y. Applying Importance Performance Analysis to Japanese Senior

Travelers to Hawaii. National Extension Tourism, Kissimmee, FL. October 2004.

Invited Presenter, Community Needs Assessment Findings, Northwest Territories Recreation & Parks Association Annual Conference, Ft. Smith, NWT. June 9-10, 2004.

Invited Presenter, Self-construal and Pilgrimage Travel. NRPA, St. Louis, MO, October 2003.

(Dieser, R., Lankford, S., & Walker),

Invited Presenter, Leisure Contraints in an Isolated Island Environment. NRPA, St. Louis, MO,

October 2003 (Criste, A., Lankford, S., Edginton, C., Wilson, J., & Stringer, A.).

Invited Presenter, Tourism Impacts on Host Communities. Annual American Association of

Geographers, New Orleans, LA, March 7, 2003.

Invited Presenter, Peace Through Tourism: A Worldview Perspective of Community Tourism.

2nd Global International Institute on Peace Through Tourism, Geneve, Switzerland,

February 4-8, 2003.

Co-Organizer, Community Tourism Forum, 2nd Global International Institute on Peace Through

Tourism, Geneve, Switzerland, February 4-8, 2003.

Invited Presenter, Student Based Community Research: The Sustainable Tourism and the

Environment Program (STEP) FIPSE Project. 2002 FIPSE Project Directors Meeting,

Washington, D.C., November 22-24, 2002. (S. Lankford & J. Lankford)

Invited Presenter, The Recreation Experience Model: Linking Recreation to Visitor Activities.

Graduate Program, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Democritus

University of Thrace, Komotini Greece. November 12, 2002.

Invited Presenter, Wellness, Leisure and Enhancing the Quality of Life – Measurement and

Research Issues.  Graduate Program, Department of Physical Education and Sports Science,

Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini Greece. November 12, 2002.

Invited Presenter, Quality of Life and Livability Factors. Graduate Program, Department of Physical

Education and Sports Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini Greece. November

12, 2002.

Invited Presenter, Arctic Winter Games: Sports Involvement and Tourism. Graduate Program,

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini Greece. November 12, 2002.

Invited Presenter, Future Tourism Development in Hawaii: An Analysis of Visitor, Resident, Industry

and Conservation Group Preferences. 2002 Symposium on Leisure Research, NRPA. (Lankford,

S., Lankford, J., Meyers, D., Okata, Y., Schweitzer, A., & Tokuue, H.). Tampa, FL, October 16-19, 2002.

Invited Presenter, New Urbanism: Managing Urban Sprawl. National Recreation and Park

Association: Congress and Expo 2002, October 16-19, 2002, Tampa Bay, FL. (DeGraaf, D.,

Lankford, J., & Lankford, S.)

Invited Presenter, Haunama Bay – Loving it to Death – Crying for Help. 2002 National Extension

Tourism Conference. September 17, 2002. Traverse City, MI. (Lankford, S., Lankford, J., & Tabata, R.)

Invited Presenter, Silos & Smokestacks – National Heritage Area, A Review of Thematic Tourism.

2002 National Extension Tourism Conference. September 17, 2002. Traverse City, MI.

(Lankford, S., Streed, C., Lankford, J., & Tabata, R.)

Invited Presenter, Whose Future is it Anyway? 2002 National Extension

Tourism Conference. September 17, 2002. Traverse City, MI. (Lankford, S., Lankford, J., Tabata, R., Okata, Y., Myers, D., Tokuue, H., & Schweitzer, A.)

Invited Presenter, Wellness, Leisure and Enhancing the Quality of Life.  44th ICHPER World

Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, June 26-29, 2002. (N. Hamilton, C. Edginton, & S. Lankford).

Invited Presenter, Community Initiated Tourism Development in Resource Dependent Communities.

International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Indiana University, June 2-5,

2002.(with R. Pfister and Gail van der Stoop)

Invited Presenter, Sustainable Tourism and the Environment Program (STEP): University

Partnerships, Annual Project Directors Meeting, Fund For the Improvement of Post-Secondary

Education, U.S. Dept. of Education. (Lankford, S., & Lankford, J.). San Diego, CA, November 2001.

Invited Presenter, An Exploratory Study of the Impacts of Tourism on Outdoor Recreation Experiences.  2001 Symposium on Leisure Research, NRPA. (Lankford, S., Williams, A., Pfister, R., Knowles-Lankford, J., & Norman, W.). Denver, CO. October 3-7, 2001.

Invited Presenter, Recreation Needs Assessments in NWT. 2001 North West Territories

Recreation and Park Association Conference. Ft. Simpson, NWT, Canada, June 7-10, 2001.

Invited Presenter, Linking Local Recreation to Tourism Development. 2001 North West Territories

Recreation and Park Association Conference. Ft. Simpson, NWT, Canada, June 7-10, 2001.

Invited Presenter, Arctic Winter Games Benefits of Participation. 2001 North West Territories

Recreation and Park Association Conference. Ft. Simpson, NWT, Canada, June 7-10, 2001.

Invited Presenter, Issues in Marine and Coastal Recreation Wageningen Agricultural University, The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Studies, Wageningen, Netherlands. December 5, 2000

Invited Presenter, Outdoor Recreation Opportunities and Tourism: A Cross Cultural Stakeholder

Analysis.  2000 Symposium on Leisure Research, NRPA. (Lankford, S., Knowles-

Lankford, J., & Williams, E.). Phoenix, AZ, October 11-14, 2000.

Invited Presenter, Assessing Hikers Perceptions of Trails and Trail Conditions: An Application of

Cognitive Mapping).2000 Symposium on Leisure Research, NRPA. (Williams, A.E., & Lankford,

S.).Phoenix, AZ, October 11-14, 2000.

Invited Presenter, Gender Differences in Personal Value Systems of U.S. Tourists.

World Leisure Congress, (Jiang, J., & Lankford, S.) Bilbao, Spain, July 2-7, 2000.

Invited Presenter, Tourism & Sustainability: A Talk Story Session. 6th World Leisure Congress,

Abstracts of the 6th World Leisure Congress, (Lankford, S., & Knowles-Lankford, J.)

Bilbao, Spain, July 2-7, 2000.

Invited Presenter.  A Study of Leisure Constraints and Behaviors in Relation to Youth

Delinquency.  Abstracts of the 6th World Leisure Congress, (Lankford, S., Edginton, C., &

Anderson, M.) Bilbao, Spain, July 2-7, 2000.

 

Selected Regional Presentations:

Invited Presenter, The Returns on Investment in Active Transportation, The Heartland Active

Transportation Summit 2012, Omaha, NE. Sept. 28, 2012. (Lankford, S., Lankford J., Fleming, K.)

Invited Presenter, Mental Maps: Seeing the Trails System through the Eyes of the User. National

Symposium on Trails. Austin, TX. Feb. 2005. (Pfister, R., Scholl, K., Lankford, J. & Lankford, S.)

(Refereed).

Invited Presenter Traveler Profile and Economic Impacts of the Silos & Smokestacks National

Heritage Area, Waterloo, IA. SSNHA Trustees Meeting. January, 2005. (Lankford, S., & Cela, A.)

Invited Presenter Marketing Implications of the SSNHA Visitor Study. Waterloo, IA. Marketing and

Branding Committee, January 2005. (Lankford, S., Grybovich, O.)

Invited Presenter Cognitive Mapping: An Application for Trail Management. Northeastern Recreation

Research Symposium, The Sagamore, NY. March 28-30, 2004). (Lankford, S., Williams, A., Pfister, R., Lankford, J., & Scholl, K.) (Refereed).

Invited Presenter, Traveler Profile and Economic Impacts of the Silos & Smokestacks National

Heritage Area, Waterloo, IA. SSNHA Trustees Meeting (December 17, 2003).

 

Selected State & Local Presentations:

Lankford, S.V., Taylor, B., Rickman, A., Mahoney, M., Nisbett, N., Fine, L.J., Lankford, J., Karas,

S., Chilingerian, J., Mollinedo, M., & Whiting, J. (2017). Impact of Community Engagement on

Student Learning & Success. California Parks and Recreation Society Research Symposium.

Sacramento, CA.  March, 2017. (Refereed).

Lankford, S. (2015). Planning for Parks and Open Space: Making the Case for Economic

Benefits from Recreation Development. American Planning Association California

Central Section. Fresno, CA. July 7, 2015.

Lankford, S., Grybovych, O., Lankford, J. & Tolle, C. (2013). Measuring Economic Impacts of Events

and Tourism. Iowa Tourism Conference. Waterloo, IA, October 17, 2013.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., Fleming, K. (2012). Discover Hidden Revenue in your Trails – An

Economic Impact Case Study. Iowa Park and Recreation Association Fall Workshop.

Mason City, IA. Sept. 13, 2012.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., Kooiman, W. (2012). College Hill Neighborhood Resident Survey 2012.

College Hill Neighborhood and Businesses Board of Directors Meeting. Cedar Falls, IA, Sept. 19,

2012.

Lankford, S., Lankford, J., & Grybovych, O. (2012). Measuring the Economic Impacts of Parks and

Recreation. Iowa Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference. Waterloo, IA. April 2,

2012.

Lankford, S., & Lankford J. Economic and Health Benefits of Bicycling in Iowa. Iowa Bicycle Summit,

Des Moines, IA. January 27-28, 2012.

Lankford, S. Tourism Planning and Research Assistance. Eastern Iowa Tourism Association Board

Meeting. Atkins, IA. September 7, 2005.

Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. Park and Recreation Masterplan Presentation. Humboldt Parks and

Recreation Commission. Humboldt, IA. March 2005.

Lankford, S. Community Service at UNI. Cedar Valley Roundtable, Waterloo, IA. 2005.

Lankford, J., & Lankford S. Is Tourism Sustainable? Sustain This! Iowa Chapter of ASLA Fall

Conference: Techniques and Case Studies for Landscape, Environment and Economic

Sustainability. Iowa State University, Ames, IA October 2004.

Lankford, S., & Cela, A. Tourist Markets in NE Iowa. Small Towns on the Road to Success

Conference. NE Iowa Community Development Conference. Iowa Department of Economic

Development. Decorah, IA. September 2004.

Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. Recreation Needs Assessment and Study Findings. Humboldt Parks and Recreation Commission. Humboldt, IA. September 2004.

Invited Presenter, Marketing and Marketing Research. Limestone Bluff Resource Conservation &

Development. Colesburg, IA. May 5, 2004.

Invited Presenter, Rural Tourism Development in Iowa. Chickasaw County Tourism Authority.  New

Hampton, IA. April 24, 2004.

Invited Presenter, Tourism Visitor Study. Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Cedar Rapids, IA. January 2004).

Invited Presenter, Traveler Profile and Economic Impacts of the Silos & Smokestacks National

Heritage Area (SSNHA).  Trustees Meeting, Waterloo, IA. December 17, 2003.

Invited Presenter, Advertising Conversion Study of Travelers to Cedar Falls and Waterloo, IA.

Waterloo Visitor and Convention Bureau Board of Directors; Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors

Bureau Board of Directors. November, 2003.

Invited Presenter, Community Survey Research Methods, Hawaii Eco-Tourism Association,

Honolulu, HI, August 5, 2003.

Invited Presenter, Sustainable Tourism & Environment Program, Rotary Club,

Waterloo, IA, May 5, 2003.

Facilitator, Strategic Planning Conference Roundtable Discussions, Silos & Smokestacks National

Heritage Area, Waterloo, IA, June 2003.

Moderator, Coastal Recreation and Tourism Land Use Impacts: Establishing a Research Agenda,

Oregon State University Sea Grant Program, Corvallis, OR, October 19, 2000.

Invited Presenter, Current Issues in Marine Recreation and Tourism, Marine Resource Management

Program, Oregon State University, Sea Grant College, Corvallis, OR., October 18, 2000.

Invited Presenter, Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program - University Partnerships (STEP-

UP). University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Retreat Kailua, HI, Sept. 19, 2000.

Invited Presenter, Maui County Youth Developmental Issues and Leisure Time.  Maui County

Department of Housing and Human Concerns, March 22, 2000.

 

Selected Recent Technical Consulting Reports and Studies:

Attitudes Toward Tourism and Recreation Development in the Columbia River Gorge. Submitted to the Columbia River Gorge Commission, June 2018. Lankford, S. and Lankford, J.

Attitudes Toward Tourism and Recreation Development in Hood River County, Oregon. Submitted to the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, June 2018. Lankford, S. and Lankford, J.

Visitor Characteristics: Hood River County, Oregon. Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, June 2018. Lankford, S. and Lankford, J.

Social Capital: A Study of Arctic Communities Involvement with the Arctic Winter Games. (2017).

Submitted to the AWGIC. Lankford, S., & Lankford, J.

Arctic Winter Games: A Study of the Personal and Community Benefits, (2014). Fairbanks, Alaska.

Lankford, S., and Lankford, J.

Economic Impact of the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Services. (2013). Des Moines, IA.

Arctic Winter Games: A Study of Personal and Community Benefits, (2012). Whitehorse, Yukon.

Economic and Health Benefits of Bicycling in Iowa. Iowa Bicycle Coalition. 2012. Lankford, S.,

Lankford, J. Bowles, B., Fleming, K., Fuller, K., Printz, J., & Lankford, J.

Economic Impact of the University of Northern Iowa College of Education. 2011. Lankford, S.,

Kooiman, W., & Smothers, T.

Arctic Winter Games: A Study of the Personal and Community Benefits of Participation, (2010).                 Grand Prairie, Alberta, CA. Lankford, Walter and Neal.

Self-Efficacy: Analyzing the Efficacy Levels of High School Soccer Coaches Affiliated with the

Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association. 2010. 21 pp. Kowalski, C., Lankford, S., &

Kramer, N.

The Economic Impact & Spectator Characteristics of RAGBRAI (2009). Lankford, S.,

Grybovych, O., Lankford, J., & Winger C.

Economic Impact and Visitor Study of The Eugene International Film Festival (2009). EIFF,

Eugene, OR.

Economic Impacts of the Arts, Iowa Arts Foundation, Des Moines, IA., (2007).

Eugene International Film Festival Visitor Impact Study, EIFF, Eugene, OR, (2007),

Grapes and Grain Feasibility Study, USDA and Engelbrecht Farm, Fredericksburg, IA

(2005-06),

Wine Tourism: An Analysis of Economic Impacts of the Easter Iowa Wine Trail Maquoketa RC&D.

(2005-2006).

Placed Based Food Tourism Study for NE Iowa. Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa

State University, Ames IA. (2005).

 

Selected Awards, Honors and Other Acknowledgements:

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa, 2014.

Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Board of Regents, 2011.

Milestone Award for Outstanding Mentoring of Graduate Students, UNI Graduate College,

April 2008.

Recognition Award, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Waterloo, IA. April 2008.

Presidential Citation, NRPA, In recognition of work and contributions as Co-editor, SPRE Professor

Awarded 2007.

Senior Fellow, American Leisure Academy, American Association of Leisure & Recreation, Affiliate

of the American Association of Health, PE, Recreation and Dance. Elected May 2001.

 

Teaching Activities, Courses Taught:

Fresno State University, Department of Recreation Administration

RA 55 - Careers in Recreation, Parks and Tourism

RA 130 – International Tourism

RA 139 – Research and Evaluation

RA 180 – Professional Seminar

RA 184 – Internships in RPT

 

Current Professional Memberships:

California Parks and Recreation Society

National Recreation and Park Association

World Leisure & Recreation Association (Life Time Member)

American Planning Association – California Chapter