Jill Lankford, MUP
Jill Lankford, is the Research Coordinator of STEP (Sustainable Tourism & Environment Program) and R 2 S (Recreation Research & Service). STEP & R2S are teaching programs established for students to link theory to practice and address issues in the field of recreation and tourism.
Jill holds a B.A. in Recreation Administration with Honors from California State University at Chico . She also holds a Master of Urban Planning degree (MUP) and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Oregon . She specializes in community recreation and tourism development, planning and design.
She has taught at the University of Oregon , University of Hawaii , and University of Northern Iowa . She teaches leisure programming, planning and design for leisure systems, and applied research methods.
She has consulted and provided training workshops for tourism and leisure organizations and professionals in Washington , California , Oregon , Hawaii , Japan , Korea and Iowa . This work was with private, public, NGO's and government agencies.
Selected Publication (Books)
Lankford, S., & Knowles-Lankford, J. (1998). The Making of Main Street : A Tourism Development Approach Using Design Charrettes. In W. Nahrstedt, and Kombol, T. P. (Eds.). Leisure, Culture and Tourism: The Challenge for Reconstruction and Modernization in Communities. ELRA, Institiut fur Freizeitwissenschaft und Kulturarbeit e.v. (IFKA) Bielefeld, Germany. pp. 141-152.
Lankford, S. V., Knowles-Lankford, J., & Povey, D. (1996). Instilling Community Confidence and Commitment in Tourism: Community Participation and Public Participation in Government Camp, Oregon . In L. Harrison and W. Husbands (Eds.). Practicing Responsible Tourism: International Case Studies in Tourism Planning, Policy, and Development. New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 330-349.
Selected Publication (Journal Articles)
Lankford, S., Pfister, R., Knowles, J., & Williams, A. (2003) An exploratory study of the impacts of tourism on resident outdoor recreation experiences. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration Â¡V Special Issue on Sustainable Places. 21 (4), pp. 30-49.
Knowles-Lankford, J, & Lankford, S. (2000). Tourism and Sustainability - Can They Be Partners? Journal of the World Leisure Association. 42 (2), pp. 4-10.
Lankford, S. V., Williams, A. & Knowles, J. (1997). Perceptions of Outdoor Recreation Opportunities and Support for Tourism Development. Journal of Travel Research. 35 (3), pp. 65-69.
Knowles-Lankford, J., & Lankford, S. (1995). Sustainable Practices: Implications for Tourism and Recreation Development. In McCool, S.F. & Watson, A.E. (eds). Linking tourism, the environment, and sustainability . Proceedings of a special session of the annual meeting of the National Recreation and Parks Association; 1994 Oct. 12-14; Minneapolis , MN . Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-323. Ogden , UT : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station.
Lankford, S., & Knowles-Lankford, J. (1997). The Making of Main Street : A Tourism Development Approach Using Design Charrettes. Proceedings of the 10th European Leisure & Recreation Association Congress. Sponsored by UNESCO, WLRA, Ministry of Science & Technology of the Republic of Croatia.
Knowles-Lankford, J. & Lankford S. (1995). Community Design Charrette for Tourism Development and Planning, Proceedings of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, 32nd World Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, October.
Knowles-Lankford, J. and Lankford, S. (1995). Our Professional Responsibility for a Preferred Future. World Leisure & Recreation Association Journal, 36 (4) pp.40-44.
University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-0241