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Samuel J. Keith

Doctoral Candidate | Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (PRTM)
  • Ph. D. | Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management | University of Georgia | in progress
  • M. S. | Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management | Clemson University | 2016
  • B. S. | Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences | Texas A&M University | 2014
Selected Publications:

9. Landon, A. C., Woosnam, K. M., Kyle, G. T., & Keith, S. J. (2020). Psychological needs satisfaction and attachment to natural landscapes. Environment and Behavior

8. Rigolon, A., Keith, S. J., Harris, B., Mullenbach, L. E., Larson, L. R., & Rushing, J. (2019). More than “just green enough”: Helping park professionals find community-centered solutions to environmental gentrification. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

7. Lum, C. S., Keith, S. J., & Scott, D. (2019). The long-distance hiking social world along the Pacific Crest Trail. Journal of Leisure Research.

6. Keith, S. J., & Boley, B. (2019). Importance-Performance Analysis of Local Resident Greenway Users: Findings from Three Atlanta BeltLine Neighborhoods. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

5. Maruyama, N., Keith, S. J., & Woosnam, K. M. (2019). Incorporating Emotion into Social Exchange: Considering Distinct Resident Groups’ Attitudes towards Ethnic Neighborhood Tourism in Osaka, Japan. Journal of Sustainable Tourism

4. Woosnam, K. M., Strzelecka, M., Nisbett, G., & Keith, S. J. (2019). Global citizenship and Millennials’ behavioral intentions to engage in conservation volunteering. Sustainability, 11(8), 2324.

3. Landon, A., Woosnam, K. M., Keith, S. J., Tarrant, M., Rubin, D., & Ling, S. (2019). Understanding and modifying beliefs about climate change through educational travel. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27(3), 292-307.

2. Keith, S. J., Larson, L. R., Shafer, C. S., Hallo, J. C., & Fernandez, M. (2018). Greenway use and preferences in diverse urban communities: Implications for trail design and management. Landscape and Urban Planning, 172, 47-59

1. Larson, L. R., Keith, S. J., Fernandez, M., Hallo, J. C., Shafer, C. S., & Jennings, V. (2016). Ecosystem services and urban greenways: What’s the public’s perspective? Ecosystem Services, 22, 111-116.

Research Interests:
  • Trails and greenways

  • Urban green space

  • Environmental gentrification

  • Parks & protected area management

  • Outdoor recreation experiences

  • Pro-environmental behavior



University of Georgia (2018-present)

  • Social Science Methods in Natural Resources | PRTM 4700 | Teaching Assistant
  • Protected Area Management | PRTM 5410/7410 | Teaching Assistant
  • Parks, Environmental Education, & Tourism Management Field Study | Teaching Assistant
  • Community Tourism: Impacts, Planning & Management | PRTM 5700/7700 | Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Travel & Tourism | PRTM 1100E | Teaching Assistant

Clemson University (2014-2016)

  • Camping & Backpacking | Leisure Skills 1450 | Instructor
  • Inland Kayak Touring | Leisure Skills 1650 | Instructor



University of Georgia (2018-present)

  • Social Science Methods in Natural Resources | PRTM 4700
    • Ethics and Research. (2019, Sept. 25)
    • Making Quality Presentations of Your Results. (2019, Nov. 13; 2018, Nov. 14)
  • Natural Resources Conservation | FANR 1100
    • Protected Areas of Georgia. (2018, Oct. 24; 2018, Mar. 30)

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