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David Graefe

Dr. David Graefe

105 Himes Hall
(570) 484-2232

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Outdoor Education
  • Foundations of Outdoor Recreation
  • Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • Current Issues in Recreation Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Outdoor recreation theory and management
  • The human dimensions of natural resources
  • Community planning and development
  • Conservation and sustainability

Education: 

  • Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2010. Forest Resources Management
  • M.S., East Carolina University, 2008. Recreation and Leisure Facilities and Services Administration
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005.
    Major: Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Courses Developed: 

  • Analytical Methods: Statistics
  • Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental and Cultural Interpretation
  • Adventure Education and Leadership
  • Visitor Behavior in Natural Resources and Recreation Management
  • Research Methods in Natural Resources and Recreation Management
  • Wilderness and Protected Area Management
  • Recreation Resource Operation and Administration
  • Nature Study
  • Outdoor Education
  • Teambuilding and Challenge Course Facilitation
  • Current Issues in Recreation Management

Recent Projects:

  • Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District Performance Management Plan
  • Interpretive Nature Trail Design at Beech Fork Lake, WV
  • Campus Conservation and Sustainability Survey
  • Environmentalism and Localism among PA Craft Beer Patrons
  • Visitor Use Monitoring in PA State Forests and Parks

Recent Publications:

Gage, R., Graefe, D. (2019). Campus conservation initiatives: Factors influencing student engagement, attitudes, and behaviors. International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 2(3), 197-215.

Graefe, D., Mowen, A. J., & Graefe, A. R. (2018). Craft beer enthusiasts' support for neo-localism and environmental causes. In S. L. Slocum, C. Kline, & C. T. Cavaliere (Ed.), Craft Beverages and Tourism, Volume 2. Cham: Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.

Graefe, D., Williams, A. (2016). The Greening of Marshall University: Examining the Effects of Campus Conservation Projects on the Student Experience. Proceedings of the 2015 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Kim, M. K., Graefe, D., Daigle, J. J. (2015). Examining Spatial Pattern and Interaction of Human-induced Vegetation Impacts at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park Proceedings of the 2014 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Graefe, D., Kim, M. K. (2015). Examining the Influence of Geospatial Variables on Primitive Roadside Campsite Conditions. Proceedings of the 2014 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Graefe, D. (2014). Examining the Influences of Experience Use History on Place Bonding, Enduring Involvement, and Resource Substitution: A Study of Adirondack Park Campers Proceedings of the 2013 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Graefe, D., Dawson, C. P. (2013). Rooted in Place: Understanding Camper Substitution Preferences. Leisure Sciences, 35, 365-381.

Graefe, D., Dawson, C. P., Gerstenberger, L. (2013). Roadside Campsites in the Adirondack Park: Using GIS Technology to Map Inventory Data. Proceedings of the 2012 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Graefe, D., Dawson, C. P., Schuster, R. M. (2012). Roadside Camping on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park: A Qualitative Exploration of Place Attachment and Resource Substitutability. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Green, G. T., Schuster, R., Graefe, D., Cordell, H. K. (2012). Examining Motivations for Outdoor Recreational Activity across Multiple Setting Choices: A National Study. In H.K. Cordell (Eds.) Outdoor Recreation Trends and Futures: A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA Assessment (79-82). USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-150. Ashville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 167 p.

Graefe, D., Schuster, R. M., Green, G. T., Cordell, H. K. (2010). Management Implications of Changes in Recreation Activity Motivation Across Physical Settings. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium.

Recent Presentations

Graefe, D. (2019). Factors Influencing Climate Change Belief among University Students. National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Kim, M. K., & Graefe, D. (2019). Examining the advantages of geographically weighted regression techniques for understanding impacts to recreation resources. National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

Graefe, D. (2018). The New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale: An Evaluation of Three Measurement Approaches. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Snowbird, Utah. (June 21, 2018).

Graefe, D. (2018). Informal Environmental Education on College Campuses: An Examination of the Effects of Conservation Initiatives and Interpretive Signage at Marshall University. National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (April 10, 2018).

Birchfield, M., & Graefe, D. (2018). Public Support for Local Park and Recreation Opportunities and Alternative Funding Sources. National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium and the Marshall University 2018 COS Research Expo, Annapolis, MD and Huntington, WV. (April 8, 2018 and April 20, 2018).

Bassin, J., Graefe, D., Graefe, A., & Mowen, A. (2017). Exploring Contemporary Connections between Outdoor Recreation and Craft Beer. National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (April 2, 2017).

Graefe, D. (2017), The New Ecological Paradigm Scale: An Evaluation of Alternative Measurement Approaches. National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (April 2, 2017).

Graefe, D., & Graefe, A. (2016). Factors Influencing Student Engagement with Campus Conservation Initiatives. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Houghton, MI. (July 25, 2016).

Graefe, D., Graefe, A., & Mowen, A. (2016). The Role of Gender in Craft Beer-Related Travel and Tourism. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (April 5, 2016).

Cermak, T., Ferguson, M., Mowen, A., Graefe, A., Graefe, D., & Kerstetter, D. (2015). The Presque Isle Visitor Survey: A systematic approach to determine recreational user demographics, tendencies, preferences, satisfaction and the economic impact of Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania.  26th International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, (November, 2015).

Graefe, D., Mowen, A., & Graefe, A. (2015). Deconstructing Recreation Specialization: A Case Study of Pennsylvania Craft Beer Drinkers. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (April 13, 2015).

Williams, A., Graefe, D., & Morgan, B. M. (2015). The Greening of Marshall University: Exploring Student Perspectives on Campus Conservation Initiatives. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD. (April 12, 2015).

Kim, M. K., & Graefe, D. (2015). Vegetation Cover Change Detection Using Satellite Remote Sensing: A study in the Monongahela National Forest. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium and the 61th Annual Conference of North American Regional Science Association, Annapolis, MD and Bethesda, MD. (April 12, 2015 and November 14, 2015).

Olcott, K., Graefe, A., Mowen, A., & Graefe, D. (2014). Public Land Visitors’ Responses to Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Activity: An Analysis of Four State Forests in Pennsylvania. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Hannover, Germany. (June 11, 2014).

Graefe, D., & Kim, M. K. (2014). Examining the Influence of Geospatial Variables on Primitive Campsite Conditions, Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 7, 2014).

Olcott, K., Graefe, A., Mowen, A., & Graefe, D. (2014). Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling on Public Land Visitors: Data from Four Pennsylvania State Forests. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 6, 2014).

Kim, M. K., & Graefe, D. (2014). Examining Spatial Pattern and Interaction of Vegetation Impacts at Cadillac Mountain. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 6, 2014).

Graefe, D., & Kim, M. K. (2014). Using Spatial Analyses to Inform Natural Resource Management: A Case Study of Primitive Roadside Campsite in the Adirondack Park. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 6, 2014).

Mowen, A., Graefe, A., Graefe, D., Ferguson, M., & Olcott, K. (2013). Craft Beer Enthusiasts: Evidence of their Environmental Activism and Support for Neo-Localism. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Estes Park, CO. (June 8, 2013).

Olcott, K., Graefe, A., Mowen, A., & Graefe, D. (2013), Factors affecting Public Land Visitors' Responses to Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Activity. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Estes Park, CO. (June 6, 2013).

Graefe, D. (2013). Influences of Experience Use History on Place Bonding, Involvement, and Substitution. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 9, 2013).

Graefe, A., Mowen, A., Graefe, D., & Olcott, K. (2013), Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling Operations on Recreation Use of Pennsylvania State Lands. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 8, 2013).

Mowen, A., Graefe, A., Graefe, D., Murray, A., Ferguson, M., Olcott, K. (2013). Craft Breweries and Beer Enthusiasts: An Emerging Trend with Implications for Outdoor Recreation. Round Table Presentation (90 Minutes), Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 8, 2013).

Graefe, D., Dawson, C., & Gerstenberger, L. (2012). Roadside Campsites in the Adirondack Park: Using GIS Technology to Map Inventory Data. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY. (April 1, 2012).

Graefe, D., Dawson, C., & Schuster, R. (2010), Roadside Camping on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park: A Qualitative Exploration of Place Attachment and Resource Substitutability. Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Bolton Landing, NY. (April 13, 2010).

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