G. Coble, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Forest Recreation and Interpretation
BS in Biology,
MA in Chinese,
Ph.D. in Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
Recreation Resource Management,
Theresa Coble is an Associate Professor of forest recreation and
interpretation in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry at Stephen
F. Austin State University (SFA). A native Minnesotan, she spent
her summers during college working as a canoe guide in the Boundary
Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. After college, she taught English
at the Liaocheng Teachers College in Shandong Province, People's
Republic of China, for four years. Dr. Coble received her Ph.D.
in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She
spent five years on the faculty at West Virginia University before
coming to SFA in January 2003. At West Virginia, she participated
in eight Community Design Team visits to rural West Virginian communities,
co-taught a graduate course entitled "Meanings of Place,"
and was inducted into the Landscape Architecture honor society.
Her community outreach efforts culminated in her role as lead writer
for a 1/2 million dollar grant from the USDA Fund for Rural America
to develop an Appalachian
Forest Heritage Area in 15 counties in West Virginia and two
counties in western Maryland. She is a former certifier for the
National Park Service's Interpretive Development Program, a current
member of the National Association of Interpretation (NAI), vice-chair
for the NAI College and University Academics section, and an Associate
Editor for the Journal of Interpretive Research. Her interests
include community development and capacity building, the interpretation
of controversial natural resource issues, and the interpretive process.
Dr. Coble lives
in Nacogdoches, Texas, with her husband Dean, and son Ivan. Whenever possible the whole family heads to Oklahoma,
Colorado, or other rock-climbing destinations to enjoy the outdoors
and a chance to try new routes.
developing & delivering coastal management training modules
standards of quality at National Estuarine Research Reserves
- Visitor voices:
Testing interpretive theory, assessing interpretive outcomes,
and improving interpretive practice in the Intermountain Region
of the National Park Service
- A recreation
marketing plan for the National Forest in Texas
Coble, T. G., Anderson, D. H., Lime, D. W., Fish, T. E., Chen, W.
J. & Thompson, J.L. (In Press). Managing visitor use in
coastal and marine protected areas: Maintaining the quality of resource
conditions and visitor experiences. Charleston, SC: NOAA Coastal
Services Center. Manuscript (Powerpoint,
T. G., Stephens Williams, P., & Fish, T. E. (2005, Jan/Feb).
Stewardship and struggle: Managing Hawaii's natural and cultural
heritage. Legacy 16(1), 24-33. Article
T. E., Coble, T. G., & Dermer, P. G. (2004). Marine Protected
Areas: Framing the challenges, an overview. Currents: The Journal
of Marine Education, 20(3), 2-4. Article
T. G., Selin, S. W., & Erickson, B. B. (2003). Hiking alone:
Understanding fear, negotiation strategies, and leisure experience.
Journal of Leisure Research, 35(1), 1-22. Part
I (PDF, 2513KB), Part
II (PDF, 2402KB).
T. L., Chen, W. J., & Larsen, D. L. (2001). Clicking the icon:
Exploring the meanings visitors attached to three National Capital
Memorials. Journal of Interpretation Research, 6(1), 3-30.
Part I (PDF,
Voices 2005 Report
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