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


Dr. Eric Knackmuhs, Ph.D.

Dr. Eric Knackmuhs, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor - Recreation Administration

Education

PhD: Indiana Univerisity

M.S.: Stephen F. Austin State University

B.A.: Bates College

Teaching

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

SPH-O 210: Introduction to Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology

SPH-R 142: Living Well

SPH-R 200: Foundations of Leisure & Public Health

SPH-O 360: Human Health and Natural Environments

SPH-R 426: Event Planning and Program Development

 

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

REC 200: Introduction to Recreation

REC 404: Recreation Facility Management

REC 406: Recreation Administration

REC 434/G: Environmental Interpretation

Scholarship

Selected Publications:

Knackmuhs, E. & Farmer, J. R. (2017). Factors influencing public trust in a wildlife management

     agency: A case study of urban deer management in Bloomington, IN. Journal of Park and

     Recreation Administration.

Knackmuhs, E., Farmer, J. R., & Reynolds, H. R. (2017). Examining student outcomes of ecorestoration

     service-learning experiences in urban woodlands. Journal of Experiential

     Education, 40(1), 24-38.

Farmer, J. R., Brenner, J. C., Drescher, M., Dickinson, S. L. & Knackmuhs, E. G. (2016).

     Perpetual private land conservation: the case for outdoor recreation and functional leisure.

     Ecology and Society, 21(2), 765-780. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08515-210246.

Farmer, J., Ma, Z. Drescher, M., Knackmuhs, E., & Dickson, S. (2016). Private landowners,

     voluntary conservation programs, and implementation of conservation friendly land

     management practices. Conservation Letters.

     http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12241/full.

Farmer, J. R., Chancellor, C., Brenner, J., Whitacre, J. and Knackmuhs, E. (2016). To ease or not

     to ease: Interest in conservation easements among landowners in Brown County, Indiana.

     The Professional Geographer, 68(4), 584-594.

     http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2015.1129910.

Knackmuhs, E. & Farmer, J. R. (2014). It’s not just for plants: Exploring the human dimensions

     of eco-restoration. Illuminare: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Studies,

     12(1), 2-15.

Presentations:

Jeon, Y., Hale, B., & Knackmuhs, E. (2016). Stigmatizing overweight men and women differently: A content analysis of YouTube comments attacking overweight individuals, National Communication Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA; November 10- 13.

Knackmuhs, E., Naaman, K., Knapp, D., & Forist, B. (2016). On the rove: Finding meaning in visitor-centered, two-way informal interpretive conversations, National Association for Interpretation National Conference, Corpus Christi, TX; November 8-12.

Knackmuhs, E. & Farmer, J. R. (2016). Trust, conservation, and communication: Challenges of lethal deer management, National Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO; October 4-8.

Hines, R. K., Knackmuhs, E., & Farmer, J. R. (2016). Environmental education and advocacy: Organized multiday canoeing and kayaking events, Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Research Symposium, Bradford Woods, IN; January 22-24.

Knackmuhs, E., Farmer, J. R., & Mycroft, M. (2016). Success & challenges in managing white- tailed deer in natural areas in urban & state parks, Indiana Parks and Recreation Association Conference, Bloomington, IN; January 13-15.

Forist, B., Knackmuhs, E., & Knapp, D. (2015). Research results regarding visitor-centered, two- way interpretation and recommended changes in practice: Results from a multiple-case study in six U.S. National Park sites, National Association for Interpretation National Conference, Virginia Beach, VA; November 10-14.

Farmer, J. R., Knackmuhs, E., & Drescher, M. (2015). Perpetuating eco-restoration in private land conservation, Natural Areas Conference, Little Rock, AR; November 3-5.

Knackmuhs, E. & Farmer, J. R. (2015). Human dynamics of managing urban deer herds, Natural Areas Conference, Little Rock, AR; November 3-5.

Knackmuhs, E. & Farmer, J. R. (2015). Human dynamics of managing urban deer herds: Preliminary results, Indiana University Office of Sustainability Internship Symposium, Bloomington, IN; April 10.

Knapp, D., Forist, B., & Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Mastering dialogic interpretation, National Association for Interpretation National Workshop, Denver, CO; November 18-22.

Farmer, J. R., Knackmuhs, E., Whitacre, J., Chancellor, C., & Brenner, J. (2014). Land residency and interest in conservation easements in Southern Indiana: A behavioral approach, Natural Areas Conference, Dayton, OH; October 15-17.

Knackmuhs, E., Farmer, J. R., Reynolds, H. (2014). Connecting to urban woodlands through student service-learning, Natural Areas Conference, Dayton, OH; October 15-17.

Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Truth bombs or punch lines? Exploring the potential of humor in interpretive programs, National Association for Interpretation Region 4 Workshop, Dearborn, MI; April 14-18.

Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Why so serious? Interpreting controversial topics can be a laughing matter, National Association for Interpretation Webinar; April 22.

Knackmuhs, E., Farmer, J. R., & Reynolds, H. (2014). Civic ecology: The intersection of urban ecology, restoration, and public health, Center for Urban Health Conference, Indianapolis, IN; April 1.

Knackmuhs, E. (2013). Why so serious? Interpreting controversial topics can be a laughing matter, National Association for Interpretation National Workshop, Reno, NV; November 6- 9.

Knackmuhs, E. (2013). Why so serious? Interpreting controversial topics can be a laughing matter, National Association for Interpretation Region 9 Workshop, Oakland, CA; April 5-7.

Knackmuhs, E. & Coble, T. (2012). But does it work? The impact of social media use on interpretive outcomes at San Francisco Bay Area parks, National Association for Interpretation National Workshop, Hampton, VA; November 13-17.

Knackmuhs, E. (2012). Social media: Fad or the future of interpretation? National Association for Interpretation Region 9 Workshop, Yosemite National Park, CA; March 16-18.

Grants/Scholoarships:

Awarded Research Grants

Knackmuhs, E. (2016). The Influence of Policy Narratives on Policy Preferences and Interpretive Outcomes at a Heritage Site. Indiana University School of Public Health- Bloomington Student Research Grant - $1,000.

Knackmuhs, E. (2016). Values, Narratives, and the Onsite Experience at a Heritage Site. Leisure Research Institute Faculty and Student Small Grant Research Program, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University - $1,000.

Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Implications of herd reduction on humans and the forest. Indiana University Office of Sustainability Research Development Grant - $7,000.

Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Exploring dialogic interpretation at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. 2014 Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands Interpretation Research Grant - $1,696.

Awarded Travel Grants

Knackmuhs, E. (2016). Trust, conservation, and communication: Challenges of lethal deer management. National Recreation and Park Administration Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO; October 4-8. Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, Internal Travel Funding Award - $800.

Knackmuhs, E. (2015). Human dynamics of managing urban deer herds. Natural Areas Conference, Little Rock, AR; November 3-5, 2015. Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Travel Grant - $300.

Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Connecting to urban woodlands through student service-learning. Natural Areas Conference, Dayton, OH; October 15-17, 2014. Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Travel Grant - $200.

Knackmuhs, E. (2014). Truth bombs or punch lines? Exploring the potential of humor in interpretive programs. National Association for Interpretation Region 4 Workshop, Dearborn, MI; April 14-18, 2014. Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Travel Grant - $200.

Knackmuhs, E. (2013). Why so serious? Interpreting controversial topics can be a laughing matter. National Association for Interpretation National Workshop, Reno, NV; November 6- 9, 2013. Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Travel Grant - $200.

Service

Member of search committee for department chair, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University (2016)

Department Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Government, Indiana Univeristy (2014-2016)

President, Graduate Recreation Society, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University (2014-2015)

Founder/Advisor, National Association for Interpretation Student Chapter at IU (2013-2015)

Advisor, Recreation Administration Club, Western Kentucky University (2017-Present)

Project Lead, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana Unversity. (2015-Present) Long-term outcomes of two-way interpretation project. Taught qualitative interview techniques to a team of three undergraduate researchers. Supervised data collection process. Coordinated division of labor. Taught phenomenological data analysis.

Member, National Recreation and Park Association (2016-Present)

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