Eric Frauman


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

Teaching Specialties

  • Recreation Resource Management
  • Financial and Risk Management
  • Environmental Issues in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management
  • College Outdoor Program Leadership.

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE)
  • North Carolina Parks and Recreation Society
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Environmental Issues, Perception, and Behavior in Outdoor Nature-Based Recreation Settings
  • College Outdoor Program Leadership and Perceptions of the Natural Environment
  • Examining Well-being and Connectedness to Nature among College Outdoor Program Staff

Selected Publications

  • 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, Eric (2017) "An Exploratory Examination of Perceptions of Impacts to a Coastal Destination: Tourists Versus Locals," Journal of Tourism Insights, 8 (1), 1-13, 
  • Frauman, E., & Shaffer, F. (2017). Connectedness to nature and life satisfaction among college outdoor program staff. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 9 (2), 240-243,
  •  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. (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,
Title: Professor
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6317

Office address
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