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Andrew Szolosi

Headshot of Andy Szolosi wearing a blue plaid shirt and gray tie.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences
Patton Hall 202F

Dr. Andrew Szolosi holds a B.S and an M.S. in Recreation Studies from Ohio University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Utah. Dr. Szolosi teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in recreation leadership, theoretical foundations of leisure and sport in society, and contemporary issues in recreation. His major research interests include restorative environments and the effect that certain types of human-nature interactions can have on individuals' cognitive capacity.

Research, Engagement, and Outreach interests: Restorative Environments; Place Attachment; Human-Nature Interactions.

Most Recent Publications:

Szolosi, A., Twilley, D., & Martin, B.(2015). Military teen adventure camps: When design does not mirror implementation. In R. Black & K. Bricker (Eds.), Adventure Traveling for the 21st Century, Venture Publishing, Inc.

Tufts, K., Martin, B.,Black, L& Szolosi, A. (2015).An examination of role emergence among group members during a wilderness medical emergency. In R. Black & K. Bricker (Eds.), Adventure Traveling for the 21st Century, Venture Publishing, Inc.

Szolosi A. M., Watson J.M., & Ruddell E.J. (2014). The benefits of mystery in nature on attention: Assessing the impacts of presentation duration. Front. Psychol. 5, 1360. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01360

Wilson, W.R., Szolosi, A. M., Martin, B., & Scanlan, S. J. (2014). Identifying with the Gunks: Investigating the effect of serious leisure participation and place attachment on environmental concern among traditional climbers. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 6(2), 114–132.

Szolosi, A. (2014). Energy Crunch: Facilitating students’ understanding of eco-efficiency. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation 29(2), 53-61.

Martin, B., & Szolosi, A. (2014). Expeditionary learning: From watershed to water faucets. In M. Bentley, M. Mueller, & B. Martin (Eds.), Connecting Children to Nature (pp. 203-215), Bethany, OK:Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing, Inc.

Szolosi, A. (2012). Going global: Utilizing instructional geo-caching to promote students’ global competency. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation, 27(2) 22-28.

Szolosi, A. (2012). Adventure programming and public health: Dreaming big or just dreaming? In B. Martin & M. Wagstaff (Eds.),Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming (pp.138-144), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.