Dr. Candice Riley

Assistant Professor

Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Riley's general area of interest includes the history/philosophy of recreation and leisure, commercial recreation and tourism, special event planning in recreation settings, social equity in parks and recreation, recreation programming, recreation management, and trends in recreation and leisure. Within this general area, she is interested in policy administration, off-highway vehicle use, visitor satisfaction, social carrying capacity, crowding and coping behaviors, and recreation management tactics.

Publications/Research Interests

Riley, C.J., Pierskalla, C.D.,Burns, R.C., Maumbe, K.C., Graefe, A.R., Smaldone, D.A., & Williams, S.(2015). Examining OHV user displacement at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Sand Lake: A ten year trend study. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 9, 44-52.

  • B.S. Recreation Tourism Management: Concord University
  • M.S. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources: West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. Forest Resources Science, emphasis in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources: West Virginia University

Email: riley@pennwest.edu

Phone: 724-938-5288

Office: Eberly Hall Room 209