Erin Seekamp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (PRTM) at NC State University. Her research focuses on conservation behaviors, partnerships, and community capacity building within the human dimensions of natural resource management and sustainable tourism fields. Dr. Seekamp’s research program is currently focused on building community climate readiness in coastal communities, as well as understanding adaptive planning options for managing cultural resources vulnerable to sea level rise and shoreline erosion.
Dr. Seekamp also serves NC Cooperative Extension Service as a Tourism Specialist and the PRTM Department Extension Leader, serving rural communities by facilitating sustainable and equitable tourism development.
Her primary role on the SALT project is advising Matthew Jurjonas in his research efforts to document community member perceptions of resilience, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity.