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Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport: Full-time Faculty & Staff


Dr. Allie McCreary, Ph.D.

Dr. Allie McCreary, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor - Recreation Administration

Education

PhD: NC State University

M.S.: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

B.S.: Southern Illinois Univeristy - Carbondale

Teaching

REC 220: Understanding Nonprofit Sector

REC 306: Program Planning & Evaluation

PRT 350: Outdoor Recreation Management (NC State University)

RLS 210: Outdoor Recreation Resources Management (University of Mount Olive)

EES 110: Introduction to Environmental Science (University of Mount Olive)

Scholarship

Grants

Challenge Grant Award 

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc 2014 $4,000 | Keane, R. & McCreary, A

University Graduate Student Association Block Grant Award NC State University Graduate Student Association 2014 $300 | McCreary, A., Bitsura-Meszaros, K., & Gonzalez-Jueck, G

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Smith, J. W., Bitsura-Meszaros, K., Seekamp, E., McCreary, A., & Burroughs, K.(2016). Political ideologies and the objective measurement of climate-related risks to coastal resources. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 20(5), 409-422.

2. Seekamp, E., McCreary, A., Mayer, J., Zack, S., Charlebois, P., & Pasternak, L.(2016). Exploring the efficacy of an aquatic invasive species prevention campaign among water recreationists. Biological Inviasions, 18(6): 1745-1758.

3. Smith, J. W., Seekamp, E., McCreary, A., Davenport, M., Kanazawa, M., Holmberg, K., Wilson, B., & Nieber, J. (2016). Shifting demand for winter outdoor recreation along the North Shore of Lake Superior under variable rates of climate change: A finite-mixture modeling approach. Ecological Economics, 123, 1-13

4. Bitsura-Meszaros, K., McCreary, A., Smith, J. W., Seekamp, E., Davenport, M. A., Nieber, J., Wilson, B., Anderson, D. H., Messer, C., & Kanazawa, M. (2015). Building coastal climate readiness along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 3, 111-119.

Presentations

McCreary, A.; Fatorić, S.; Seekamp, E.; Smith, J.W.; Kanazawa, M.& Davenport, M.A. (2017, June). Predicting visitors’ willingness-to-pay for climate change adaptation planning in a nature-based tourism destination. Paper accepted to be presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Umea, Sweden.

McCreary, A.; Seekamp, E.; Smith, J.W.; & Davenport, M.A. (2017, April). Using social media data to identify valued recreation resources and informing climate change adaptation planning. Paper presented at the 19th George Wright Society Conference, Norfolk, Virginia.

McCreary, A., Smith, J. W., & Seekamp, E. (2016, June). Parameterizing agent based models of contingent trip-taking behavior with on-site survey data. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Houghton, Michigan.

Smith, J. W., Smart, L. S., & McCreary, A. (2016, March). Hydrating the agents: Integrating the spatial and temporal availability of freshwater resources into agent based models. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

McCreary, A., Burroughs, K., Moore, B., Doughtery, C., Keane, R., & Phelps, C.(2016, March). Screen time vs. trail time: An exploration of actual & virtual outdoor recreation experiences. Poster presented at the Southeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina.

McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Smith, J. W., & Davenport, M. (2016, February). Social values & social media: Understanding place meanings in coastal regions through the Instagram lens. Paper presented at the Social Coast Forum 2016, Charleston, South Carolina.

McCreary, A., Smith, J. W., Seekamp, E., Davenport, M. A., & Kanazawa, M.(2015, November). Climate models, place meanings, and risk perceptions: Understanding the influences on nature based tourism in coastal communities. Paper presented at the International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.

Bitsura-Meszaros, K., Smith, J. W., & McCreary, A. (2015, November). Analyzing the effect of political ideology on individuals’ perceptions of climate-related risks to coastal recreation using ocular tracking technology. Paper presented at the International Congress on Coastal and Marine Tourism, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.

Wilson, B., Holmberg, K., Nieber, J., Davenport, M., Smith, J. W., Seekamp, E., McCreary, A., & Kanazawa, M. (2015, October). Climate change in Minnesota’s North Shore. Poster presented at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Annual Fall Showcase, St. Paul, Minnesota.

McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Smith, J. W., Davenport, M., & Kanazawa, M. (2015, June). Uncertain futures for coastal communities: Using climate change models to anticipate shifts in tourism demand. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Charleston, South Carolina

Bitsura-Meszaros, K., Smith, J. W., McCreary, A., Burroughs, K., & Keane, R. (2015, March). The effect of political ideology on individuals’ perceptions of climate-related risks to coastal recreation resources: Results from an eye tracking experiment. Paper presented at the Southeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina.

McCreary, A., Keane, R., Guo, T., Seekamp, E., Smith, J. W., & Moore, R. L. (2015, March). Challenges, limitations and opportunities in survey design. Poster presented at the Southeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Asheville, N.

McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Smith, J. W., Kanazawa, M., & Davenport, M. A.(2015, March). Projecting visitor responses to climate change: Winter recreation and tourism on Minnesota’s North Shore. Paper presented at the Southeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina.

Service

International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) Student Affairs Committee: Collaboration Sub-Committee Chair 2014- 2017

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management Graduate Student Association Co-President 2016-2017

NC State Student Chapter of IASNR Membership Development chair 2015-2016 , Founding President 2014-2015

Graduate Program Advisory Committee Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, NC State Graduate Student Representative 2015 – Present

Faculty Search Committee (2) Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, NC State, Graduate Student Representative Fall 2015

Journal Reviewer  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 2017 – Present, Journal of Environmental Psychology 2016 – Present, Journal of Interpretation Research 2016 – Present, Leisure Sciences 2016 – Present

Sustainable Sisterhood - College of Natural Resources, NC State Undergraduate Mentor 2015-2016

 

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