Samuel V. Lankford, Ph.D.

Professor - Leisure, Youth & Human Services

Sam Lankford is the Director of the Sustainable Tourism and the Environment Program at UNI ( He has a Ph.D. in from the University of Oregon , where he specialized in tourism planning and development. He also holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the from the University of Oregon . He holds a Master of Arts in Recreation and Park Planning and a BA in Geography from CSU-Chico. Sam Lankford has been a practicing planner in both staff and consulting roles in California , Oregon , Washington , Iowa , and Hawaii . He has conducted planning, needs assessments, community impact studies, carrying capacity studies, and market research in those states and other countries. He specializes in tourism and recreation development.

(319) 273-6840
Office Location: 

WRC 211

Mailing Address: 

University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241