University of Vermont

Walter Kuentzel

Walt Kuentzel

Associate Professor / Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program

Phone: 802-656-0652
Office: 308H Aiken Center

Areas of Interest

Environmental sociology, recreation and leisure behavior, social psychology, tourism and rural development, and human dimensions of wildlife


PhD 1994 Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MS 1989 Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University
BA 1977 Religion and Philosophy, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC

Selected Publications

Kuentzel, W. F. & Heberlein, T. A. 2006. From Novice to Expert? A Panel Study of Specialization Progression and Change. Journal of Leisure Research, 38, 496-512.

Ventriss, C. & Kuentzel, W. F. 2005. Critical Theory and the Role of Citizens as Stakeholders in Environmental Decision Making: A Re-examination. International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, 8, 519-539.

Kuentzel, W. F. & Ramaswamy, V. M. 2005. Tourism and Amenity Migration: A Longitudinal Analysis. Annals of Tourism Research, 32, 419-438.

Kuentzel, W. F. & Heberlein, T. A. 2003. More Visitors, Less Crowding: Change and Stability of Norms Over Time at the Apostle Islands. Journal of Leisure Research, 35, 349-371.

Heberlein, T. A. & Kuentzel, W. F. 2002. Too Many People or Too Few Deer? Human and Biological Determinants of Hunter Satisfaction and Quality. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 7, 229-250.