Program Faculty

 RPM Faculty

Natalia Buta, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Parks Management

Office: Education and Health Sciences Center 461
Telephone:
301.687.4458
Email:
nbuta@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

B.S., University of Oradea, Romania; M.A., Central Michigan University;
Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management

    • Photos and Additional Information

      Dr BUta on a canoe Dr Buta with The FSU bobcat

      Areas of Interest

      Outdoor recreation and community and ecological well-being; management of visitors, concessionaires, and tourism in parks and protected areas; community engagement in natural resource planning and management; marketing of ecotourism and nature-based tourism destinations.

      Personal Hobbies

      Hiking, biking, kayaking, and traveling



 

Dr Blankenship with an owl

Diane Blankenship, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus and Adjunct II Faculty, Department of Recreation and Parks Management

Email: dblankenship@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

B.S., Radford University; M.S., Radford University; Ed.D., Temple University

    • Photos and Additional Information
      Dr Blankenship enjoying the cold Frostburg winter Dr Blankenship with Dr Buta after a mud run

      Areas of Interest

      Extensive experience with military recreation, Department of Army International experience in the field of recreation, Europe and Germany Experience in the field as a certified recreation therapist Certified park and recreation  professional for over 20 years.

      Personal Hobbies

      Skiing, hiking, knitting, and reading



Martin Barrett

Martin Barrett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation and Parks Management

Office: Education and Health Sciences Center 454
Telephone:
301.687.4475
Email:
mbarrett@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

B.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; M.S., University of Chester (England); Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    • Photos and Additional Information
      Dr. Barrett playing cricket Dr. Barett and his son at a football game

      Areas of Interest

      Sport and social change; sport and sustainability; consumer behavior in sport; leisure behavior of immigrant populations.

      Personal Hobbies

      Playing and watching sports (cricket, golf, football, American football, basketball), and traveling with family.

 

 

Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper

Adjunct Faculty

Email: rncooper@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

Lynchburg College, Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Higher Education

    • Additional Information

      Currently Teaching

      RECR 384 Special Event Management

      Areas of Expertise

      Event Planning

      Current Job

      Director of Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life

      Personal Hobbies

      Reading and going to my kids activities