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Dan McCole

Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


role of natural resource and agricultural-based tourism in contributing to community sustainability

Current Research

wine tourism in the United States, re-inventing tourism in the Lake Huron region, park attractions that help create more sustainable communities

Selected Publications

  • McCole, Dan. 2015. Seasonal employees: The link between sense of community and retention. Journal of Travel Research 54 (3): 193.

  • Carmichael, Christine, and Dan McCole. 2014. Understanding motivations of potential partners to develop a public outdoor recreation center in an urban area. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 7-8: 55-64.

  • Popp, Leanna, and Dan McCole. 2014. Understanding tourists' itineraries in emerging rural tourism regions: The application of paper-based itinerary mapping methodology to a wine tourism region in Michigan. Current Issues in Tourism: 1-17.

Government Focus

Local, State