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Dr. Michael Tarrant

Director, Discover Abroad
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Human Dimensions

Contact Information

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Contact Dr. Michael Tarrant

Phone:
706-583-0901

Campus address

Office:
Warnell Suite 4-102 Room 103

About

Education:
Ph.D., Natural Resources Recreation, Colorado State University, 1992.
M.A., Park and Recreation Administration, University of Illinois,1989.
B.A., Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Leeds Polytechnic, 1987.
B.E.C., Business Administration, Boston College, 1984.
Biography:

Prior Positions:
Associate Professor (Joint), Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and College of Education, The University of Georgia, 1998 - 2006.
Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, The University of Georgia, 1992 - 1996.

Research

Research Areas Detail:

Global education (student learning outcomes) and international protected area management

Labs/Centers/Committees:
Recent Citations:

Tarrant, M.A. (2016). Sustaining human societies and the natural environment: Case studies in Australia and New Zealand. Austin, TX: Sentia Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9966464-5-1 (307 p.)

Tarrant, M.A. (2016). New Zealand Plant Guide. Austin, TX: Sentia Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9966464-4-4 (50 p.)

Tarrant, M.A., Rubin, D.L., & Stoner, L. (2015). The effects of studying abroad and studying sustainability on global perspectives. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 26(Fall), 68-82. (IF not available)

Bell, H.L., Gibson, H.J., Tarrant, M.A., Perry, L.G., & Stoner, L. (2015). Transformational learning through study abroad: US students’ reflections on learning about sustainability in the South Pacific. Leisure Studies, 1-17. (IF = 1.10)

Perry, L., Stoner, L., Schleser, M., Stoner, K., Wadsworth, D., Page, R., & Tarrant, M.A. (2014). Digital media as a reflective tool: creating appropriate spaces for students to become introspective. Research in Comparative and International Education, 45(2), 323-330. (IF = 0.43)

Stoner, K., Tarrant, M.A., Perry, L., Stoner, L., Wearing, S., & Lyons, K. (2014). Global citizenship as a learning outcome of educational travel. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 14(2), 149-163. (IF = 0.25)

Tarrant, M.A., Lyons, K., Stoner, L., Kyle, G.T., Wearing, S. & Poudyal, N. (2014). Global citizenry, educational travel, and sustainable tourism: Evidence from Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 22(3), 403-420. (IF = 3.00)

Stoner, L., Perry, L., Wadsworth, D., & Tarrant, M.A. (2014). Global citizenship is key to securing global health: The role of higher education. Preventive Medicine, 64, 126-128. (IF = 4.26).

Tarrant, M.A., Rubin, D., & Stoner, L. (2014). The added value of study abroad: Fostering a global citizenry. Journal of Studies in International Education, 18(2), 141-161. (IF = 1.02)

Perry, L.G., Stoner, K.R., Stoner, L., Wadsworth, D., Page, R., & Tarrant, M.A. (2013). The importance of global citizenship to higher education: The role of short-term study abroad. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 3(2), 184-194. (IF = .568)

Poudyal, N., Paudel, B., & Tarrant, M.A. (2013). A time-series analysis of the impact of recession on national park visitation in the United States. Tourism Management, 35, 181-189. (IF = 2.60)

Poudyal, N., Bowker, M., Green, G.T., & Tarrant, M.A. (2012). The supply of private acreage for recreational deer hunting in Georgia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 17(2), 141-154. (IF = .57)

Wynveen, C., Kyle, G.T. & Tarrant, M.A. (2012). Study abroad experiences and global citizenship: Fostering pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16, 334-352. (IF = 1.02)

Tarrant, M.A. & Lyons, K. (2012). The effect of short-term educational travel programs on environmental citizenship. Environmental Education Research, 18(3), 403-416. (IF = 1.30)

Tarrant, M.A., Stoner, L., Borrie, W.T., Kyle, G., Moore, R., & Moore, A. (2011). Educational travel and global citizenship. Journal of Leisure Research, 43(3), 403-426. (IF = 0.91)

Tarrant, M.A. (2010). A conceptual framework for exploring the role of studies abroad in nurturing global citizenship. Journal of Studies in International Education, 14(5), 433-451. (IF = 1.02)

Teaching:

Global programs in sustainability (www.DiscoverAbroad.uga.edu) and human dimensions of natural resources