University of Vermont

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Senior Lecturer in Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Phone: 802-656-9877 Mobile: 802-863-1122
Office: 204B Aiken Center

Areas of Interest

Teaching and working with students in a university setting; the tourism, hospitality, and recreation industries

My very rewarding thirty-five year association with RSENR's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program includes both teaching and working with students in an advisory capacity related to their career paths. The courses I've created and/or taught include Resort Marketing and Management (35 years!), Tourism Planning (first taught in the '80s, picked up again intermittently in 2009), Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Tourism (20+ years), Ski Area Management (15 years), Introduction to Recreation and Tourism (7 years).

My long-term experience as a professional in Vermont's travel and recreation industry has enabled me to bring the "real world" into the classroom, helping students to understand the relationship between their education and recreation and tourism as functioning businesses in a constantly evolving environment. There is great emphasis on "Green and Sustainable" recreation and tourism. I also facilitate a first year course to our top RSENR first year students, the Aiken Scholars Seminar, as well as advise approximately two dozen first year students, helping them to get a solid beginning to their UVM educational programs.

Instructional Program

Parks, Recreation and Tourism


B.S. Business Administration, Ithaca College