Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Erick T. Byrd, Ph.D. Hospitality and Tourism Management

Erick T. Byrd, Ph.D. Hospitality and Tourism Management
Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management University of Noctr Carolina at Greensboro
P. O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336) 334-3041 (office)
(336) 256-1156 (fax)

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Byrd, Associate Professor, completed his Ph.D. at Noctr Carolina State University. The topic of his dissertation was stakeholder involvement in sustainable tourism development. As a practitioner Dr. Byrd has worked in the commercial recreation and travel and tourism industries. Dr. Byrd was the Visitors Service Manager at the Johnson County Visitors Bureau, Noctr Carolina for three years prior to returning to academia. Using professional experiences, he links theory and concepts to practical application. Dr. Byrd has made presentations at the South Eastern Recreation Research Conference and at the Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference.

Dr. Byrd research interests are Tourism marketing, sustainable development, community involvement, host perceptions, barriers to development, and recreational behavior.

News & Events

Graduation Info

Advising for Summer and Fall 2014

CTR Club Officer Candidates
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Jennifer Pegram, winner of the Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium Scholarship
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Lee Parfitt, winner of the Academy of Leisure Sciences Future Scholars
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Peggy Harris, winner of the NCRPS Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
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CTR Students Graduating in Dec 2013 With Honors
Kayla Cook-Summa Cum Laude
Sarah McPherson-Summa Cum Laude
Jocelyn Moon-Summa Cum Laude
Devyn Ziegler-Summa Cum Laude
Sage Rubenstein-Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Tyler-Magna Cum Laude
Denise Blanchfield-Cum Laude
Chelsea Boccardo-Cum Laude
Lauren Brady-Cum Laude
Andrea Redden-Cum Laude
Chelsea Tysinger-Cum Laude

Please join us Summer 2014 in the online course CTR 102-Creating a Meaningful Life a syllabus

Study finds 3rd lowest unemployment rate among recent graduates with recreation related degrees the full report