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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

REC 430: Recreation Resource Management

Scholarship

Grants

External grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements received:

2018  

McCreary, A. (PI). 2018-2020. Impact of youth corps partnerships on partner capacity. North Carolina State University. $45,359. [subcontract of Conservation Legacy award].

2014

Keane, R. & McCreary, A. Challenge Grant Award. Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science. $4,000

Internal grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements received:

2019

McCreary, A. Western Kentucky University Quick Turn-Around Grant. Exploring how the 2018-2019 government shutdown influenced recreation management at federal parks and protected areas. $1,974

2014

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

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2019               

McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Larson, L.L., Smith, J.W.; & Davenport, M.A. (2019). Predictors of visitors’ climate-related coping behaviors in a nature-based tourism destination. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 26, 23-33.

Xiao, X., Seekamp, E., van der Burg, M.P., Eaton, M., Fatorić, S., & McCreary, A. Optimizing historic preservation under climate change: Decision support for cultural resource adaptation planning in National Parks. Land Use Policy, 83, 379-389.

McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Davenport, M. A., & Smith, J. W. (2019). Exploring qualitative applications of social media data for place-based assessments in destination planning. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-17.

Seekamp, E., Post van der Burg, M., Fatorić, S., Eaton, M.J., Xiao, X, and McCreary, A., 2019, Optimizing historical preservation under climate change—An overview of the optimal preservation model and pilot testing at Cape Lookout National Seashore: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1180, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181180

Seekamp, E., S. Fatorić, and A. McCreary. (2019). Informing plans for managing resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore under projected climate change, sea level rise, and associated impacts: Stakeholder studies synthesis report. Natural Resource Report NPS/CALO/NRR—2019/1863. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

2018           

Hestetune, A. 1, McCreary, A.1, Smith, J. W., Seekamp, E., & Davenport, M. A. Research note: Climate change and the demand for summer tourism on Minnesota's North Shore. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 24, 21-25. 1Denoted as co-first authors.

McCreary, A., Fatorić, S., Seekamp, E., Smith, J. W., Kanazawa, M., & Davenport, M. A. (2018). The influences of place meanings and risk perceptions on visitors’ willingness to pay for climate change adaptation   planning in a nature-based tourism destination. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 36, 121-140.

2017

McCreary, A., Seekamp, E., Davenport, M. A., & Smith, J. W. (2017). Understanding visitor behaviors and responses to climate change projections. Raleigh, NC: NC State Extension, NC State University.

2016

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.

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 Invasions, 18(6): 1745-1758.

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

2015

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

Southeast Recreation Research Conference Planning Committee 2018-present

Reviewer:

Journal of Environmental Psychology

Journal of Great Lake Research

Journal of Interpretation Research

Journal of Leisure Research

Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Journal of Park & Recreation Administration

Leisure Sciences

Society & Natural Resources

Tourism Geographies

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

DEPARTMENTAL/UNIVERSITY Service

Diversity Council

College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University Member (School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Rep.) 2018-present

Recreation Administration Major Club School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport, Western Kentucky University Co-advisor 2018-present

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management Graduate Student Association Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, NC State Co-President 2016-2017

Student Chapter of IASNR NC State University 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

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

EXTRACURRICULAR SERVICE

Bowling Green, KY Parks & Recreation Commission 2018-2019

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