William E. Hammitt

William E. Hammitt
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1978
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Forest Resources, Clemson University

Dr. Hammitt's principal research interests are recreation behavior and preferences of visitors to wildland environments.

Specialty areas include the environmental psychology of privacy-solitude, place bonding, and visual preferences within wildland settings and places.

He is senior author of the textbook, Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management (3rd ed.), and co-author of Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism.

Bill has authored or co-authored over 150 research articles, and has served as an associate editor for Leisure Sciences, Journal of Leisure Research, and the Journal of Interpretation Research.

Teaching recreation resource management and graduate research are special interests, resulting in two Senior Fulbright Fellowships being awarded.

Dr. Hammitt was a past President of the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a recipient of the National Parks and Recreation Association's Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Research Excellence Award.

He was on the faculty at the University of Tennessee for twelve years before going to Clemson University.

Expertise: Outdoor/wildland recreation behavior, visitor preferences, privacy/solitude dimensions, recreation place bonding, visual preferences.