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PATRICIA A. STOKOWSKI

Associate Professor
Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Phone:(802)656-3093
Email Address:pstokows@zoo.uvm.edu
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039 joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
Specialty:parks, recreation & tourism planning; rural & resource dependent communities; social impacts of development
Biography:Stokowski is associate professor and coordinator of the graduate program in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. Her research interests focus on parks, recreation and tourism planning; rural and resource dependent communities; social impacts of development; community social networks; and nature rhetoric. Among her recent research grants are: "Considering Byway Groups as Organizations: Initiating and Maintaining Organizational boundaries," National Scenic Byways Resource Center, Duluth, 2001; "Environmental Impacts of ATVs and ORVs," VT Agency of Natural Resources, 2000. Stowkowski's publications include: "Segmenting Casino Gamblers by Involvement Profiles: A Colorado Example" (Tourism Management, due 2001, co-authors. Her work on this topic won the 1996 Eugene Kayden Award, given by the University of Colorado for best manuscript in humanities/social sciences submitted to University Press of Colorado, for "Riches and Regrets: Betting on Gambling in Two Colorado Mountain Towns"); and "Exploring Gender" (Journal of Leisure Research, 2000, author).