Eric Frauman


  • M.Ed., The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Student Development
  • Ph.D., Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management


  • RM 3610 - Administration of Leisure Services II
  • RM 2210 - Recreation Resource Management
  • RM 2140 - Natural Resources: Becoming an Informed Citizen
  • RM 3244 - Coastal Tourism: A Field-Based Understanding

Teaching Specialties

  • Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Issues; Recreation Resource Management, Leadership, and Education; Nature-Based Tourism and Development; Risk Management; Fiscal Management

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Board of Directors
  • Friends of High Country State Parks Board Member
  • Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL) Advisory Board

Research Interests

  • Sustainability and Environmental Issues as it pertains to Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management
  • College/University Outdoor Program Staff Wellness, Development and Leadership

Selected Publications

  • Frauman, E. (Accepted).  An exploratory examination of perceived impacts to a coastal tourism destination: tourists versus locals.  Journal of Tourism Insights.
  • Frauman, E. (2017). Environmentally sustainable practices among college outdoor programs and their association with organizational support structures. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 9 (2), 152-166, 

  • Frauman, E. (2016).  Perceptions of intuition among campus recreation outdoor program professional staff: An exploratory study.  Recreational Sports Journal, 40 (1), 46-55.  
  • Frauman, E., & Washam, J. (2015).  Confidence in backcountry settings among college and university outdoor programs’ staff: Does gender make a difference?  LARNet: The Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research, 17(1), 13-23.
  • Frauman, E., & Shaffer, F. (2015).  Influences on college outdoor program staffs’ connectedness to nature.  Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership,7(2), 167-170.
  • Frauman, E., (2015).  Gender and the role of intuition in staff training and the field among college outdoor program professional staff.  Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 7(1), 48–61,
  • Rabinowitz, E., & Frauman, E. (2015).  Sanitation procedures and policies among university climbing walls in the United States.  Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership,7(1), 62–75.
  • Frauman, E. (2014).  Intuition use and perceptions among university outdoor program professional staff.  In W. Taylor, P. Theodore, G. Marchand (Eds.), Proceedings and Research Symposium Abstracts of the 27th Annual Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference (pp. 20-24). Ann Arbor, MI: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.
  • Frauman, E., Smith, H., & Boone, J. (2014). An examination of tourist’s reasons for visiting and their impacts on a coastal destination.  In E. Frauman, G. Green, W. Morse, S. West, and B. Boley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2013/2014 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference (pp. 156-161). Boone, NC: Appalachian State University.
  • Frauman, E., & Caveny, J. (2013). Camper support for a reservation system and willingness to pay at a newly established wildland state park.  In Frauman, E., Morse, W., & West, S. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2011 and 2012 Southeastern Recreation ResearchConference (pp.41-46). Boone, NC: Appalachian State University.
  • Cunningham, P. H., Tang, T. L. P., Frauman, E., Ivy, M., & Perry, T. L. (2012). Leisure ethic, money ethic, and occupational commitment among recreation and park professionals: Does gender make a Difference? Public Personnel Management, 41 (3), 421-448.
  • Frauman, E., & Banks, S. (2012).  Using importance-performance analysis of resident perceptions to inform a tourism development framework.  International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems, 5(1), 12-25.
  • Badurek, C., & Frauman, E. (2012). Assessment of GIS Methods for Mapping Perceptions of Forested Landscapes in North Carolina. The North Carolina Geographer, 19, 20-34.
  • Frauman, E., & Banks, S. (2011).  Resident perceptions of tourism development in a gateway community:  Incorporating importance-performance analysis into a limits of acceptable change framework.  Tourism Management, 32, 128-140.
  • Frauman, E., & Rabinowitz, E. (2011).  A preliminary investigation of environmental and social practices among boulderers.  Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 3(1), 12-25.
Title: Associate Professor

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Phone: (828) 262-6317

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