Joseph W. Roggenbuck

Joseph W. Roggenbuck
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Utah State University, 1976
Current Position: 
Emeriti Professor of Natural Resource Recreation, Virginia Tech

Dr. Roggenbuck's teaching and research have focused on the human dimensions of wilderness and wildland recreation management. His particular interests are understanding leisure experiences in wildland settings, including their motivations, meanings, and benefits. In addition, he has worked with land managers to develop educational and persuasive messages to reduce conflict, enhance experiences, and reduce impacts to the natural environment. Over the years, he has authored or co-authored more than 60 refereed recreation research papers; served as associate editor for both Leisure Sciences and the Journal of Leisure Research; and testified on the value of wilderness before the U.S. Congress. His international appointments include work in Australia, New Zealand, and Norway.