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Lindsay Usher

  • Lindsay Usher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • 1005 Student Recreation Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-7056
  • lusher@odu.edu
  • Dr. Lindsay Usher is an assistant professor of Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies. She is a graduate of Penn State University (M.S. and Ph.D. in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management) and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. in Recreation Administration and Dramatic Art). Her research interests include surf tourism, coastal tourism and sustainability, and the political ecology of tourism development. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 2006 to 2008 working as an ecotourism facilitator.
  • Education

    Pennsylvania State University, 2013
    Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Pennsylvania State University, 2010
    Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
    Degree: M.S.
    University of North Carolina, 2004
    Major: Recreation Administration
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    surf and coastal tourism, sustainable tourism
  • Expertise

    surf tourism, sustainable tourism
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research