Rebecca Barry

Lecturer, Senior
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4020

Biography

Rebecca Barry studied Russian in the first part of her academic career, then switched from humanities to social sciences to get a doctorate in parks, recreation, and tourism at the University of Utah. She is interested in scenic beauty, landscape perception, pro-social behavior and messaging in park settings, environmental interpretation, and survey design. She has recently become a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpretation. She is currently a senior lecturer, teaching courses, such as History of Wilderness and Parks in America, Leisure and Quality of Life, Environmental Communication/Interpretation, and Research and Evaluation. Every year, her evaluation students and interpretation students complete projects in the local community. Her interpretation class sponsors a yearly camping trip to Grand Canyon National Park for students and faculty in the School of Community Resources and Development.

Education

Ph.D. Parks, Recreation and Tourism,  University of Utah

Courses

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 120Leisure and Quality of Life
CRD 402Assess&Eval Community Services
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 120Leisure and Quality of Life
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 120Leisure and Quality of Life
CRD 402Assess&Eval Community Services
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 120Leisure and Quality of Life
CRD 402Assess&Eval Community Services
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 380Wilderness & Parks in America
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 120Leisure and Quality of Life
PRM 380Wilderness & Parks in America
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CPPThe ASU Experience
PRM 120Leisure and Quality of Life
PRM 380Wilderness & Parks in America

Service

  • Scholarship Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)