Dr. David Loomis

Dr. David K. Loomis
Associate Professor

B.S., Michigan State University
M.S., Colorado State University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Curriculum Vita

Research Interests:
Outdoor Recreation, Coastal Resource Management, Theory Development and Testing, Human Dimensions of Resource Management, Resource Allocation, Recreation Specialization

Contact Information:
Institute for Coastal Science and Policy
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
250 Flanagan Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


RCLS educates tomorrow's leaders in recreation, parks, tourism, and recreational therapy as well as provides scholarship and leadership to the region, state, and nation.


To be the model professional education and training program of the nation through scholarship, innovation, technical assistance, and outreach thereby helping learners to develop the necessary competencies, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking to lead the professions in the coming decades.


RCLS holds the following core values, which serve as the foundation for where we place our priorities in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service.