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Jeremy Schultz

Department of Human Services
B.S. Parks & Recreation Management
M.S. Experiential and Outdoor Education

Office Address: Reid 122D
Office Phone: 828.227.2212

Jeremy Schultz


Dr. Schultz joins WCU after two “gap years” during which he had the fortune of being a youth development and community recreation specialist (i.e., stay-at-home dad) for his two young boys.  Prior to this, Dr. Schultz was a member of the Eastern Washington University community where he was an assistant professor and program coordinator for their Recreation & Tourism Management degree.  His passions revolve around communicating the value of leisure in society through experientia

l, critical, community-based classrooms.  Having personal pursuits based mostly in natural resource recreation, Dr. Schultz is continually an academic and community advocate for conservation and recreation in the outdoors.  Outside of academia, Jeremy also enjoys everything food—growing, harvesting, preserving, reading, photographing, and especially eating it.

Research Interests:

Critcal tourism studies through food, culture, and environment; ecotourism, sustainable behavior in parks & recreation; social justice in leisure


B.S. & M.S. | Univeristy of Wisconsin-La Crosse
PhD | Univeristy of Utah

Selected Publications:

Schultz, J., Jostad, J., Chase, M., Connelly, L., & Spencer, C. (2017).  State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Technical report developed under funding from the Washington Recreation & Conservation Office.

Schultz, J., & Svajda, J. (2016). Crowding among winter recreationists in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tourism Recreation Research, 42 (1), 84 – 95.

Schultz, J. (2016). From bees to teas: Food, culture, & sustainable travel through rural Russia.  Website for US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program under funding from the United States Department of State.

Schultz, J. (2015). Adventure travel and transition of place: The case of Moab, Utah. In R. Black & K. Bricker (Eds.), Adventure Programming and Travel for the 21st Century. State College, PA: Venture.

Schultz, J. (2014). Ecotourism.  In D. Rowe (Ed.), Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices. Detroit, MI: Macmillan

Selected Presentations:

Schultz, J. (2018). Rural tourism development in Russia: A case study from Krasnodar Krai. Presentation at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference, Boston, MA, May 21 – 25.

Chase, M., Jostad, J., & Schultz, J. (2017). SCORP in Washington State: Results of the 2017 resident survey. Presentation at the Resort & Commercial Recreation Association Conference, Sunriver, OR, November 11 – 14.

Jostad, J., Schultz, J., Connelly, L., Chase, M., & Spencer, C. (2017).  State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) in Washington: Results from the 2017 resident survey. Presentation at the Washington Recreation & Park Association Conference, Spokane, WA, May 2 – 4.

Schultz, J., & Spencer, C. (2016). Recreation & leisure students as a lens for diversity & social justice curriculum.  Presentation at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference, Boston, MA, May 23 – 27.

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