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January 2021 Faculty Spotlight


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Dr. Nate Trauntvein
Dr. Nate Trauntvein

Dr. Nate Trauntvein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. His education includes: Utah State University, B.S. in Parks and Recreation (2003), The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Leisure Studies (2017), and The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management (2011).

After 2011-2018 at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Trauntvein returned to Utah State University in 2018.

Course taught include:

  • RAM 1000: Introduction to Leisure Services
  • RAM 1500: Leisure and Human Behavior (BSS)
  • RAM 3200: Evaluation of Recreation Services (QI)
  • RAM 4100: History of Leisure (CI)
  • RAM 4250: Cooperative Work Experience
  • RAM 4500: Management of Recreation Services
  • RAM 4700: Pre-Internship Seminar
  • RAM 4800: Senior Seminar (CI)
  • RAM 4750 Internship in Recreation Services

Research focus:

  • Management of recreation experiences and resources in public and non-profit settings
    • Appalachian Trail Conservancy
    • National Ski Patrol
    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation