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Bachelor of Science in
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management – Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management Option

Faculty

Ph.D., Leisure Studies, University of Illinois
M.S., Recreation, University of Arizona
B.S., Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Penn State
B.S., Education of Exceptional Children, Penn State

Dr. John Dattilo, professor of recreation, park, and tourism management, teaches about inclusive leisure services and leisure education from an applied, philosophical, and ethical perspective. He has collaborated with international and domestic teams to conduct research on perceptions of diverse individuals and effects of programs designed to assist them in addressing barriers to their leisure. His work to empower people to experience enjoyment and meaning in their lives has resulted in 15 books, 26 book chapters, more than 150 articles, 25 funded projects, and more than 200 presentations.

M.S., Leisure Studies, Penn State
B.S., Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Penn State

Patricia Kleban is an assistant teaching professor and director of the RPTM Student Success Center at Penn State University Park. She oversees the professional internship in RPTM and has taught courses in leadership and group dynamics, inclusive recreation, and management, as well as the introduction to recreation service delivery class.

B.S., Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Penn State

Chris Ortiz teaches team development, leadership, and group dynamics in Penn State’s Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM). He is the program director of the Team Development Center at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. For more than 25 years, he has worked with schools, university groups, corporations, and professional sports teams to strengthen relationships, motivate growth, and develop leaders. Ortiz has co-authored two resources for experiential educators, and he regularly presents internationally on innovative programming and team development ideas.

M.S., Sport and Leisure Service Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.S., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University

Brian Soulé is an assistant teaching professor in RPTM, director of the RPTM Penn State World Campus program, and administrator in the Professional Golf Management option offered at Penn State University Park. He has many years of experience as a golf professional and has taught in the Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management curriculum for more than 10 years. Soulé is a PGA of America golf professional, and his doctoral research investigates motivation in the game of golf.
 

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