Wayne Williams

Degrees

  • PhD, Recreation and Resources Development, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Arkansas
  • BA, Political Science & Sociology, Arkansas Tech University

Courses

  • RM 2210 Recreation Resource Management
  • RM 3220 Planning & Design of Leisure Facilities
  • RM 3630 Interpretive Methods
  • RM 4141 Outdoor Recreation Policy Development RM 4900 Internship

Teaching Specialties

  • Recreation Management
  • Planning and Design
  • Interpretation
  • Natural Resource Management

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • National Association for Interpretation
  • North Carolina Recreation & Park Society
  • Association for Living History, Farms & Agricultural Museums

Research Interests

  • Linear Parks (trails, rivers, greenways)
  • Economic Impacts of Recreation
  • Visitor Impacts in Parks
  • Interpretive Services
  • Park Planning and Development
  • Accessibility

Selected Publications

  • Williams, W. (2006). North Carolina State Parks. In Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Johnson City, Tennessee: Center for
  • for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University.
  • Williams W. & Drummond J. (2006) Federal and state recreation services in North Carolina. In P. L. Gaskill (Ed.) Introduction to leisure services in North Carolina, 4th Edition. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Williams, W. (2006) Interpretive services and environmental education in North Carolina. In P. L. Gaskill (Ed.) Introduction to leisure services in North Carolina, 5th Edition. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Williams, W. & Riley, K. (2003). Gaining support for youth sports from local businesses through economic impact studies. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 74-6, 49-57. Corporation.
  • Williams, W., and Campbell, R. (2003). An Alaskan expedition: Academics plus student development equals experiential education. Teaching & Learning at Appalachian. vol.5, 2002.
  • Williams, W. and Schultz, E. (2001). Quiet on the set! Film making at interpretive sites. Legacy, The Magazine of the National Association for Interpretation. November/December, 19-26.
  • Williams, W. & Stutzman, S. (1999). A visual assessment of the New River. Proceedings of the New River Symposium, 117-123.
  • Williams, W. & Gaskill, P. (1999). Profile of canoeists on the New River. Boone, NC: North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation.
  • Williams, W. & Schultz, E. (1996, March/April). Dealing with the disturbing: Interpreting pain and suffering. Legacy, The Journal of the National Association for Interpretation, 28-30.
  • Williams, W. (1994, July/August). Ecotourism and interpretation in Costa Rica: Parallels and peregrinations. Legacy, The Journal of the National Association for Interpretation, 14-16.
  • Williams, W. & Gaskill, P. (1993). Anglers on the Blue Ridge Parkway (National Park Service Technical Report). Asheville, NC: National Park Service.
  • Cangemi, P., Williams, W. & Gaskill, P. (1992, October). Going to the source for accessibility assessment. Parks and Recreation, 27, 66-69.
  • Williams, W. (1991). Tourism and recreation development through local option taxes. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 62, 52-55.
Title: Professor Emeritus

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