Mark Morgan, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Natural Resources

Graduate Emphasis Area Coordinator, PRT

School of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-9525
Address 105 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building


  • Ph.D. 1987, Texas A&M University


  • Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management, Education and Outreach

Research Summary

  • Morgan teaches classes in outdoor recreation management and conducts research on human dimensions of natural resources as it relates to policy, visitor behavior, and communications (interpretation and environmental education). A former Fulbright scholar, Morgan has taught and conducted research in several Asian countries, including China, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.


  • Outdoor Recreation Policy
  • Visitor Behavior
  • Methods of Interpretation
  • Research Methods

Selected Publications

  • Groshong, L., Stanis, S., & Morgan, M. (2018). Climate change impacts in Missouri State Parks: Perceptions from engaged park users. Journal of Outdoor Recreation & Tourism, 24, 11-20.
  • Morgan, M. & Ho, Y. (2018). Perception of Asian carp as a possible food source among Missouri anglers. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 23(5), 491-498.
  • Morgan, M. & Qiao, K. (2016). Multiculturalism, language barriers, and service quality. Journal of Interpretation Research, 21(1), 33-36.
  • Morgan, M. (2016). Billboards and tourism in the Missouri Ozarks: Boon or blight? Tourism Analysis, 21(6), 675-680.
  • Morgan, M. & Chompreeda, K. (2014). The relative effect of message-based appeals to promote water conservation at a tourist resort in the Gulf of Thailand. Environmental Communication, 9(1), 20-36.
  • Morgan, M. & Hwang, G. (2014). Perception of thematic-based interpretation at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial: A study of Korean visitors. Journal of Interpretation Research, 19(2), 25-37.
  • Morgan, M. (2013). Hook, Line & Sinker: A collection of fish tales from Missouri anglers. Columbia, MO: Mizzou Publishing.
  • Morgan, M. (2013). Catfish wars and cultural history. Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies, 5, 96-113.
  • Lin, H-N., Morgan, M., & Coble, T. (2013). Remember the Alamo: A cross-cultural analysis of visitor meanings. Journal of Travel Research, 52(1), 42-55.
  • Morgan, M., Rochon, B. & Wilhelm Stanis, S. (2012). Fire fishing in Missouri: An Ozark folk tradition. Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies, 4, 123-140.