C. Scott Shafer

C. Scott Shafer
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
PhD Clemson University, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Current Position: 
Professor, Department Head and Senior Schob Scholar, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University

Scott has been with the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University since 1996.

Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M he was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at James Cook University in Townsville Australia.

He received his B.S. at Texas A&M University, M.S. at the University of Utah and Ph.D. at Clemson University. He has worked with colleagues and students to understand relationships between facilities, design and leisure experience; park planning processes; and recreation specialization.

His publications appear in Landscape and Urban Planning, Landscape Research, Urban Design, Environmental Planning, Coastal Planning, Leisure Sciences, Journal of Recreation and Park Administration and Journal of Leisure Research.

Over the past 20 years his planning and design students have participated in numerous projects to support agency, community and neighborhood initiatives related to park, recreation and tourism resources.

Scott has been recognized for his teaching and service by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Vice Chancellor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas Recreation and Parks Society, Association of Former Students, American Planning Association and City of College Station.

Expertise: park and trail planning and design

Email: sshafer@tamu.edu