Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Paige Viren

Dr. Paige P. Viren
Assistant Professor
Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Sustainable Tourism

B.S., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Research Interests:
Research interests revolve around consumer behavior and tourism, with a special focus on adventure travel and sustainable community-based tourism in rural areas.

Contact Information:
Carol G. Belk Building, Room 1408
Mail Stop 540
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 737-2425


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.