Dr. Susan Van Patten

VanPatten Susan

Dr. Susan Van Patten
Waldron 0141
(540) 831-7644


  • B.S. (Forestry), Utah State University
  • M.S. (Recreation Resources Management), Utah State University
  • Ph.D. (Leisure Studies) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Interests

  • Evidence-based pedagogy, innovative teaching techniques, movie induced tourism, sense of place, and recreation conflict.

Academic Activities

  • Director of Faculty Development for Radford University.
  • Executive editor and co-founder of the Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research (JUPTRR).
  • Board Member for the Foundation of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.


Dr. Susan R. Van Patten
Director of Faculty Development
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
P.O. Box 6955, Walker Hall 281
Radford VA 24142
(540) 831-7644