Jill Lankford, MUP

Instructor - Leisure, Youth & Human Services

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.


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University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-0241