Kristina Anderson

Assistant Research Scientist
Indiana University- Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
1852 S Oakdale Dr
Bloomington, Indiana 47403
Phone: 812-855-3095

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

survey design, program evaluation, park planning, leisure & play, interpretation, diversity & inclusion

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kristy Anderson joined the Eppley Institute in 2021 and serves as the Institute’s Assistant Research Scientist.

Kristy is an experienced data analyst and strategist, with 10 years of experience in research and evaluation within both public and nonprofit sectors. She also has several years of experience in outdoor education programming and interpretation. Her academic research centers social-ecological inquiries that examine how anthropocentric environmental changes shape public health and outdoor recreation outcomes.

Kristy holds undergraduate degrees in Economics & Business (Indiana University-Bloomington), a master’s degree in Natural Resources (University of Idaho), and a PhD in Leisure Behavior (also from Indiana University-Bloomington). She earned a master’s certificate in Environmental Education in 2017 and has earned additional credentials as a Master Naturalist and Wilderness First Responder.

At the Eppley Institute, Kristy is passionate about applying her skills, experiences, and education to meaningful, translatable, and actionable project work on behalf of and with our partners. Her project work spans these areas of research, evaluation, planning, training, and interpretation.

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