Adjunct Professor



Ph.D. , Colorado State University 1992


Research Interests

My current research addresses how international programs can be designed to nurture global citizenship. Studying abroad, whether for first-time or experienced travelers, can have profound impacts on learning outcomes, how we view ourselves, and our role as citizens in an increasingly global society. I am also interested in how natural resources are managed for the full range of human and non-human values.


Selected Publications

Tarrant, M.A., Stoner, L., Borrie, W.T., Kyle, G., & Moore, R. (in press). Educational travel and global citizenship. Journal of Leisure Research.
Tarrant, M.A. (in press). A conceptual framework for exploring the role of studies abroad in nurturing global citizenship. Journal of Studies in International Education.
Zhang, Y., Tarrant, M.A. & Green, G.T. (2008). The importance of differentiating urban and rural phenomena in examining the unequal distribution of locally desirable land. Journal of Environmental Management, 88, 1314-1319.
Schuster, R., Tarrant, M.A., & Watson, A.E. (2005). The social values of wilderness. In H.K. Cordell (Ed.), The multiple values of wilderness (pp. 113 – 142). State College, PA: venture Publishing.
Tarrant, M.A. & Hull, R.B. (2005). Forest values and attitudes in the South: Past and future research. In H. M. Rauscher and K. Johnsen (Eds.), Southern forest science: Past, present, and future (pp. 231 – 241). USDA Forest Service, Asheville, NC.
Porter, R. & Tarrant, M.A. (2005). Wilderness non-use values and environmental justice in the North Georgia Appalachians. Environmental Practice, 7(2), 108-123.
Tarrant, M.A., Cordell, H.K., & Green, G.T. (2003). The Public Values of Forests Scale. Journal of Forestry, 101(6), 24-30.
Tarrant, M.A. & Cordell, H.K. (2002). Amenity values of public and private forests: Examining the value – attitude relationship. Environmental Management, 30(5), 692-703.
Tarrant, M.A., Bright, A.D., & Cordell, H.K. (1999). A World-Wide-Web human dimensions framework and database for wildlife and forest planning. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 4(4),18-43.
Tarrant, M.A. & Porter, R., (1999). Environmental justice and the spatial distribution of fish advisory areas in the Southern Appalachians: A geographic information systems approach. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 4(3), 1-17.