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About Dr. Lincoln Larson

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Lincoln is an Associate Professor of Human Dimensions in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management within the College of Natural Resources at NC State University. He joined the faculty at NC State in January 2017 after 2 years as a faculty member in the PRTM Department at Clemson University, and he continues to serve the Clemson community as a scholar associated with the Clemson Institute for Parks. Before that, Lincoln worked as a research associate in the Human Dimensions Research Unit of the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, where he orchestrated and contributed to a variety of projects focused on human dimensions of natural resource management. Lincoln has a B.S. in Biology from Duke University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Forest Resources (with a natural resources recreation and tourism emphasis) from the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.

At NC State, Lincoln teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to parks, outdoor recreation, nature-based tourism, and human dimensions of natural resource management. His research projects focused on natural resource conservation, outdoor recreation, and environmental education have taken him to many sites around the world. Lincoln is always eager to explore new topics and investigate innovative research questions focused on human-environment interactions – especially in parks and protected areas.

Lincoln was born in Upper Michigan, grew up in North Carolina, and – after living in several places around the country – is happy to be back in ACC country! He enjoys playing sports and spending time outdoors with his wife (Emily), their two kids (Aliya and Collin), and their dog (Leo).

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Contact Information for Dr. Larson

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  • Phone (office): 919-515-8947
  • Phone (mobile): 919-724-2443
  • Location on Campus: 4008L Biltmore Hall