Dr. Stephanie Freeman is the Human Dimensions Specialist at South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, where she applies her conservation social science expertise to complex, high-profile wildlife, fisheries, and outdoor recreation issues in the state. She holds a dual-title doctorate degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment from the Pennsylvania State University. She obtained her master’s in Wildlife Science from Texas Tech University, as well as her bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Stephanie has worked on a variety of different issues related to human-wildlife conflicts, parks and protected areas, natural sounds and night skies, and other human dimensions of natural resources.
“As a human dimensions specialist, I strive to provide interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to measuring and informing the impacts of outdoor recreation activities on our wildlife resources.”
Find More Details on Stephanie’s Research Below:
Freeman, Stephanie & Lawhon, Ben & Newman, Peter & Taff, Derrick. (2021). Food Storage on the Appalachian Trail: A Theory of Planned Behavior Approach to Understanding Backpacker Bear Canister Use. Journal of Interpretation Research. 26. 73-95. 10.1177/10925872211065037.