Daniel J. Stynes

Daniel J. Stynes
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1976
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University

Daniel Stynes specializes in the application of quantitative methods to recreation and tourism. Until retiring in 2004, he taught research methods and comprehensive planning courses at Michigan State. Dan has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Leisure Research and Leisure Sciences, and as a member of the SPRE Board from 1988 to 1991. Dan has published numerous research articles and reports covering the applications of mathematical and economic models to recreation and tourism. These include spatial distribution and use estimation models, forecasting models, valuation techniques, market segmentation, and economic impact.
Dan retired from MSU in 2004, but continues his research on the economic impacts of recreation and tourism with the National Park Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and various state and local recreation and tourism organizations.