Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf

Elizabeth Covelli Metcalf

Joel Meier Distinguished Professor of Wildland Management; Co-Chair of SoCon

Office: CHCB 460A

Personal Website

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Recreation Management and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; Undergraduate Program Director, PTRM 


PTRM 150: Current Issues in PTRM

PTRM 310: Natural Resources Interpretation

PTRM 300: Recreation Behavior

NRSM 574: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources 

PTRM 500/NRSM 595: Reserach Methods


Ph.D. Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011

M. S. Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources, West Virginia University, 2006

B.S. Leisure Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, 2004

B.A. Relational Communications, Southern Connecticut State University, 2004

Research Interests

Please check out my lab web site for more information about research, current projects, and courses. Research interests include:

  • River recreation management
  • Hunter recruitment and retention
  • Underrepresented groups in outdoor recreation
  • Social dimensions of river restoration
  • Human-wildlife conflict and issues

Home Department

College of Forestry and Conservation 

Area of Expertise

Human-Wildlife Conflict and Issues; Hunter Recruitment and Retention; River Recreation Management; Social Dimensions of River Retention; Underrepresented Groups in Outdoor Recreation

Systems Ecology Title

Associate Professor, Recreation Management & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Food Energy Water Focus

Human dimensions of natural resources; social dimensions of river restoration

UM Bridges Department

UM Society and Conservation