Department of Community Sustainability
Professor Emeritus, Forest Recreation and Forest Psychology
Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Rd, Rm. 126
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
Ph.D. in Forest Resources (minors: social psychology and statistics), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979
M.S. in Wildland Recreation Management, University of Idaho, 1976
B.S. in Biology, College of William and Mary, 1973
Human/natural resource interaction, recreation behavior in parks and forests, natural resource management/planning/policy, public participation, landscape perception, knowledge management.
Wellman, J. D. and Propst, D.B. (2004). Wildland Recreation Policy, 2nd Edition. Malabar, FL: Krieger.
Propst, D.B., Jackson, D.J., & McDonough, M.H. (2004). Public participation, volunteerism and resource-based recreation management in the U.S.: What do citizens expect? Loisir et Society/Society and Leisure, 26(2): 389-415.
Propst, D.B., McDonough, M.H., & Wiita, A. (2003). Role of manager and visitor self-interest in wilderness management: Nordhouse Dunes and limits of acceptable change. LARNet: The Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research, September: available online at http://www.nccu.edu/larnet/abstracts.html
Kayat, K. and Propst, D.B. (2002). Exchanges between residents and tourism development. Malaysian Management Journal, 5(1): 63-73.
Kayat, K. and Propst, D.B. (2002). Power, social exchanges and tourism in Langkawi: Rethinking residents’ perceptions. International Journal of Tourism Research, 4:171-191.
Smith, P.D. and Propst, D.B. (2001). Are topic specific measures of socio-political control justified? Exploring the realm of citizen participation in natural resource decision making. Journal of Community Psychology, 29(2): 179-187.
Knap, N.E. and Propst, D.B. (2001). Focus group interviews as an alternative to traditional survey methods for recreation needs assessments. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 19(2): 62-83.
Propst, D.B., Wellman, J.D., Campa, H.R. III, & McDonough, M.H. (2000). Citizen participation trends and their educational implications for natural resource professionals. Ch. 35 in D.W. Lime, W.C. Gartner, & J. Thompson (Eds.). Trends in outdoor recreation and tourism. Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CAB International.
Propst, D.B. & Koesler, R.A. (1998). Bandura goes outdoors: role of self-efficacy in the outdoor leadership development process. Leisure Sciences, 20:319–344.
Stynes, D.J. & D.B. Propst (1992). MI-REC: A system for estimating local economic impacts of recreation and tourism. Pp. 36-51 in Reiling, S.D. (ed.). Economic Impact Analysis: Methodology and Applications. (Misc. Report 374). Orono, ME: Univ. of Maine, Agricultural Experiment Station.