Chris Zajchowski

Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University
2015 Student Recreation Center
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Phone: 757-683-5078

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Air Quality, Parks and Protected Areas, Visitor Use Management, Outdoor Recreation, Behavioral Economics, Social-Ecological Systems, Tourism

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Chris Zajchowski is an Assistant Professor of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies. His interdisciplinary research explores human dimensions of natural resource management, particularly in parks and protected areas which experience degraded air quality. Additional research interests include visitor use management, behavioral economics, social-ecological systems, and diverse methodological approaches to leisure research.


  • 2018     PhD     University of Utah, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
  • 2011     MS        Minnesota State University, Mankato, Experiential Education
  • 2007    BA         Colby College, Independent Studies and Environmental Studies

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