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Dr. Joshua Carroll

joshua-carroll

Assistant Professor
Waldron 0149
540-831-7722
jcarroll6@radford.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism 2005, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Master of Science (M.S.), Natural Resources and Recreation Management 2001, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Environmental Science 1994, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, N.H. (Concentration: Limnology)

Current Position

  • Radford University (RU), Radford, VA, (Aug. 2013-present)
    Assistant Professor: Tourism and Special Events
    Program Coordinator: Tourism and Special Events

Courses Taught

  • RCPT 313: Program Planning in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
  • RCPT 350: Commercial Recreation
  • RCPT 363: Special Event Management:
  • RCPT 431: Sustainable Tourism
  • RCPT 435: Tourism and Events

Research Interests

  • Nature-based tourism, sustainability, resource management

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Fix, P. & Carroll (in press).  Visitor experiences across recreation settings: A management or measurement issue?  Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
  • Carroll, J. (2013).  Overcoming Challenges to Outdoor Recreation – Private Partnership Solutions
    Peer-reviewed paper for the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Fix, P. & Carroll (2012). Visitor Experiences Across Recreation Settings: A Management or Measurement Issue?" Peer-reviewed research abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Carroll, J. (2012). Overcoming Challenges to Outdoor Recreation – Private Partnership Solutions
    Peer-reviewed research abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Carroll, J. (2010).  Understanding Motivations for Participation in Winter Visitors to Acadia National Park Peer-reviewed research abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Carroll, J. & Pernak, R.  (2010).  Potential for Conflict Among Swimmers and Surfers Along the New Hampshire Coast.  Peer-reviewed research abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Carroll, J. (2009).  Applying the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WROS) to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in New Hampshire.  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A. (2009).  The Integrative Complexity of Wildfire Management Scale: Are We     There Yet?  Human Ecology Review.
  • Carroll, J., Tucker, A., and McClaughlin, S. (2009).  Investigating Knowledge, Integrative Complexity, and     Acceptability in Order to Protect Wilderness Recreation Opportunities.  Peer-reviewed research     abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Durbin, D., Carroll, J., and Smith, D. (2009).  How Water Quality and Recreation Setting Attributes     Influence Lake Policy and Management.  Peer-reviewed research abstract from the Northeast     Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A.  (2008).  The Integrative Complexity of Public Beliefs Toward Wildfire     Management: Development of a Scale.  The Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Carroll, J. and Barcelona, R. (2008).  Strategic Partnerships in Local Outdoor Recreation: The Relationship     between Organizational Characteristics, Partnership Importance and Perceived Benefits.  Peer-    reviewed research abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Bright, A., Newman, P., and Carroll, J. (2007).  Context, Beliefs, and Attitudes Toward Wildland Fire     Management: An examination of residents of the wildland-urban interface.  Human Ecology     Review; 14(2) 212-222. 
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A. (2007).  Integrative Complexity of Wildfire Management: Development of a Scale.      Proceedings of the 2006 Northeast Recreation Research Symposium; U.S. Department of     Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 574-582.   
  • Carroll, J. (2007).  Applying the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WROS) to Preserve Natural     Resources and Recreation Diversity on New Melones Reservoir.  Peer-reviewed research     abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A. (2006).  Integrative Complexity of Wildfire Management in the wildland- urban     interface.  Peer-reviewed research abstract from the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium.

Published Technical Reports

  • Bright, A. & Carroll, J. (2004).  An Assessment of Public Perceptions of Fuel Reduction Activities on National Forests.  Report of Research by The Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Unit,    Colorado State University, for the United States Forest Service, North Central Research Station,   Evanston, IL.
  • Aukerman, R. & Haas, G., (2004).  Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum User’s Guidebook.  United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.  Special contributor.
  • Carroll, J. (2001) Perceptions of Crowding by Mode of Experience on Lake Sonoma.  In Proceedings of the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in the Western U.S. Conference (pp. 3-15). Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University.

Presentations

  • Carroll, J. (2012). Overcoming Challenges to Outdoor Recreation: Private Partnership Solutions. Paper presented at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Cooperstown, NY.
  • Fix, P. & Carroll (2012). The influence of past visitation on the motivation-recreation setting relationship. Poster presentation at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Cooperstown, NY.
  • Carroll, J. (2012). Tourism Planning and Management in the Southern Bahamas.  Paper presented at the School for Field Studies, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos.
  • Carroll, J. (2010). Understanding Motivations for Participation in Winter Visitors to Acadia National Park. Paper presented at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY.
  • Carroll, J., and Pernak, R. (2010). Potential for Conflict Among Swimmers and Surfers Along the New Hampshire Coast. Paper presented at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY.
  • Carroll, J., Tucker, A., and McClaughlin, S. (2009).  Investigating Knowledge, Integrative Complexity, and Acceptability in Order to Protect Wilderness Recreation Opportunities. Paper presented at the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY.
  • Durbin, D., Carroll, J., and Smith, D. (2009).  How Water Quality and Recreation Setting Attributes Influence Lake Policy and Management. Paper presented at the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY, USA.
  • Carroll, J. and Durbin, D. (2008).  Understanding the Link Between Water Quality and Recreation Setting Attributes in the Squam Lake Watershed. Paper presented at the North American Lakes Management Symposium (NALMS), Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.
  • Carroll, J. (2008).  Applying the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WROS) to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in New Hampshire. Paper presented at the River Management Symposium (RMS), Portland, Maine.
  • Carroll, J. and Barcelona, R. (2008).  Strategic Partnerships in Local Outdoor Recreation: The Relationship between Organizational Characteristics, Partnership Importance and Perceived Benefits. Paper presented at the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY.
  • Carroll, J. (2007).  Applying the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WROS) to Preserve Natural Resources and Recreation Diversity on New Melones Reservoir.  Paper presented at the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY.
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A. (2006).  The Role of Integrative complexity in wildfire management. Paper presented at the Society of Human Ecology (SHE) conference, Bar Harbor, Maine.
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A. (2006).  Integrative complexity of wildfire management in the wildland-urban interface.  Paper presented at the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium (NERR), Bolton Landing, NY.
  • Carroll, J. & Bright, A. (2004, June 2-6).  Integrative Complexity of Wildfire Management: Development of a Scale.  Paper presented at the International Symposium for Society and Resource     Management, Keystone, CO.
  • Carroll, J. (2004, February).  Integrative Complexity of Wildfire Management: Moving Toward a Scale.Paper presented at the 12th International Society for Human Ecology Conference, Cozumel, Mexico.    
  • Carroll, J. (2002).  Regional Snapshot of Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (WROS) Classifications   Around New Melones Reservoir.  Paper presented at New Melones Regional Managers Meeting, Sonora, Calif.
  • Carroll, J. (2001, October). Perceptions of Crowding by Mode of Experience on Lake Sonoma, California. Paper presented at the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in the Western U.S. Conference, Alta, WY.

Funded Grants

  • October 2012 - NH Lakes Association: $25,000 USD.  Developing a statewide water recreation management plan for New Hampshire
  • September 2012 - NH State Parks: $10,000 USD. Designing a multi-use recreation management for the Pemigewasset River Gorge.  
  • May 2012 - Northeastern States Research Cooperative: $25,000 USD (pending). Developing a protocol for measuring the feasibility of using passive recreation as an economic engine in resource-rich communities
  • March 2012 - Bahamas National Trust: $25,000 USD (pending). Conducting a Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum inventory of the central Bahamas
  • May 2011 - Patagonia Environmental Grants: $2,500 USD.  Sustainable island management along the Maine Islands Water Trail
  • May 2010 - Squam Lakes Association: $7,500 USD. Adapting the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum to the northeastern US  
  • May 2009 - NH Lakes Association: $5,000 USD.  Understanding the Link Between Water Quality and Recreation Setting Attributes with the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum
  • July 2009 - Squam Lakes Conservation Association: $5,000 USD.  Utilizing the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum to maintain high quality recreation opportunities on Squam Lake
  • September 2007 - Acadia National Park: $3,600 USD.  Perceptions of Recreation Experiences for Winter Visitors
    to Acadia National Park to ensure sustainable visitation
  • July 2007 - UNH Faculty Development Grant: $5,200 USD.  Applying the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in New Hampshire
  • April 2007 - New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning: $3,500 USD.  Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor  Recreation Plan and tourism model
  • September 2005 - US Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region: $110,000 USD. Utilizing the Water Recreation Opportunity Spectrum as a Lake Inventory, Planning, and Management Tool
  • May 2005 - US Forest Service, Central Ranger District: $75,000 USD.  Integrative Complexity of Wildfire Management
  • May 2004 - Rocky Mountain National Park: $80,000 USD. Visitor Impact Assessment
  • November 2004 - US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District: $90,000 USD.  Managing Recreational Use on Lake Sonoma