Daniel J. Stynes
Professor Emeritus
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies

Specialization in research and planning methods with an emphasis on quantitative techniques.

   Course Syllabi and web pages for courses I have taught
PRR 475 : Evaluation & Research methods
PRR 840 : Recreation & Tourism Economics
PRR 844 : Research Methods
PRR 879 : Case Study/Problem Solving
PRR 389: Planning & Evaluation in PRT

Research Projects : Summary of current and recently completed research projects.  Primary current focus is research on visitor spending and economic impacts of recreation and tourism.  Studies for the National  Park Service, USDA Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and various state and local recreation and tourism organizations.

Publications :Lists of recent and not so recent publications. Most of my recent reports are available on-line. 


State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. Mathematics, 1967
University of Illinois, M.A. Mathematics, 1968
Michigan State University, PhD. Resource Development, 1976

Professor in Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Resources at Michigan State University since 1976. Sabbaticals with USDA Forest Service Rocky Mt.  Station, Colorado State University, and the National Park Service Uplands Research Lab at Great Smoky Mts. NP. 


       Direct Links to My Research Websites

Other research interests include seasonal homes,  recreational boating,  leisure time, benefits of leisure, demand and forecasting models.

Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies

Daniel Stynes, Michigan State University
Page Last Updated , March 2006