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Chun-Chu (Bamboo) Chen Assistant Professor


Dr. Chen received his doctorate degree in recreation, park, and tourism sciences from Texas A&M University. His research interests include “health and wellness benefits of tourism and recreation experiences” and “tourism marketing.” Dr. Chen’s research is guided by the following questions: (1) how to help individuals relieve from job-related stress through tourism and recreation experiences, (2) how to improve the health and wellness of individuals through tourism and recreation experiences, and (3) how to boost tourism demand by communicating with the public about tourism benefits. Dr. Chen has worked with the U.S. Travel Association, Tourism Bureau of Texas, Tourism Bureau of Taiwan, and National Science Council of Taiwan on an array of research and outreach projects, resulting in nearly 10 peer-review journal articles.

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