Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management

Richard Gitelson


Richard Gitelson received his doctorate from Texas A & M University in recreation natural resource management. He also has a master's in recreation administration and a master's in teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Penn State University, and Arizona State University. He has published over 45 research articles and has made presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences in the areas of special events, tourism impacts, leisure behavior, gerontology, and management.

  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Arizone State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • PhD Recreation Natural Resource Management, Texas A&M
  • M.S. in Recreation Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • M.A.T. in History, University of North Carolina
  • B.A. in Sociology/Recreation Administration, University of North Carolina
Link to Vita (PDF)