Thomas A. More

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1972
Current Position: 
Social Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Burlington, Vermont

Thomas A. More began his career teaching at West Virginia University, and joined the Forest Service as a social scientist in 1975. Since then he has published over 130 technical articles and papers primarily focused on urban parks, recreation behavior, human values in resource management, and the human dimensions of wildlife management. His most recent research has focused on social equity, particularly in the area of fees for the use of public lands. He has been a consultant on urban parks for the United Nations and served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. He co-founded the Northeastern Recreation Research Conference and has overseen its growth into a major regional conference shared with the management community. His most recent interest is in the philosophical underpinnings of leisure research, particularly in the way moral issues in resource management are resolved. He and his wife Muriel live in South Burlington, Vermont.