Skip to main content
Skip to main menu

Slideshow

Dr. Kyle Maurice Woosnam

Professor of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Previous academic positions:

Texas A&M University - Department of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences (2008-2016; tenured 2014)

Education:
  • Ph.D., Community Tourism, Clemson University, 2008
  • M.S., Forestry and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, 2003
  • B.S., Leisure Studies - Parks and Natural Resource Management, University of Illinois, 2001
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:

Research awards:

  • Clemson University Distinguished Alumni Award in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (2020)
  • Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Association Faculty Excellence in Research Award (UGA; 2019)
  • Sarah H. Moss Fellowship Recipient (UGA; 2018-2019)

Teaching awards:

  • Warnell Alumni Association Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching (UGA; 2020)
  • Herrick Superior Teaching Award (UGA; 2018)
  • University Professorship for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Finalist (Texas A&M; 2015)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award for Early Career Teaching Recipient (Texas A&M; 2013)
  • Fish Camp Namesake (Texas A&M; 2013)
  • Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars Program (Texas A&M; 2012-2013)
  • Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence (Texas A&M; 2011)
  • Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence (Texas A&M; 2010)
  • Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence (Texas A&M; 2009)
Labs/Centers/Committee:
Research Interests:
  • Research methods in social sciences
  • Human dimensions of wildlife
  • Human-wildlife interactions
  • Impacts of tourism
    • Economic, socio-cultural, environmental impacts 
  • Sustainable community tourism development and planning
    • International tourism development
  • Community festival planning, management, and impacts
  • Theoretical approaches to examining resident-tourist interactions and relationships within destinations
    • Emotional solidarity, social distance, inclusion-of-self-in-other, contact hypothesis, etc
  • Resource-dependent/amenity-rich communities experiencing change
    • Natural disasters, shifting economies, etc.
    Teaching:

     

       

      Courses taught at the University of Georgia

      • PRTM 5700/7700: Community tourism: Impacts, management, and planning
      • PRTM 5410/7410: Protected area management
      • PRTM 4700: Social science research methods
      • PRTM 4650/6650: Field Course in PRTM
      • PRTM 1100e: Introduction to travel and tourism (online)
      • FANR 4500: Senior project
      • FANR 1100: Natural resource conservation
      • FYOS 1001: Cultural heritage tourism and its impact on society

      Current graduate students' committees chairing:

      • Joseph Barr (PhD)
      • Tara Denley (PhD)
      • Charles Davis (MNR)
      • Erin Hadjidakis (MNR)
      • Jackson Mower (MNR)

      Support Warnell

      We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.