Derek Herrmann

Visiting Research Associate
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
(812) 855-5282
IU Research Park, Suite 101

  • Washington University in St. Louis, Post-Baccaluareate Premedical Program, 2015
  • Purdue University, B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2011
  • SPH K150 Introduction to Kinesiology and Public Health (associate instructor)
  • SPH B315 Health in the Later Years (graduate assistant)
  • MSCI M115 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (teaching assistant)
  • Program Committee Co-Chair and Social Committee Vice Chair, American Public Health Association Physical Activity Section
  • Park Break Fellowship, The George Wright Society and The National Park Service
  • Operations Manager, California Institute of Technology
  • Hub Medical Manager, Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles
  • Program Coordinator, Career Learning and Employment Center
  • Director of Food and Beverage Operations, Victoria National Golf Club
Research Interests

Derek Herrmann possesses a diverse background in hospitality and event management, workforce development, and physical activity promotion. His research focuses on the intersection of public health, physical activity, the built environment, and parks and recreation with additional interests in arts and cultural planning. Mr. Herrmann is passionate about creating environments that inspire active living and provides project support for the National Park Service, master planning, and community engagement.

Selected Publications

Herrmann, D. (2017, November).  Compassion fatigue: what is it, how do I spot spot, and what resources are available?  Lecture presented at Park Break 2017, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.

Herrmann, D. (2017, September). The Built Environment and Funding Built Environment Initiatives. Guest lectures presented to Indiana University SPH-K 553, Physical Activity and Health, Dr. Jeanne Johnston, Bloomington,

Herrmann, D., Monroe-Cook, M., & Pelto-Wheeler, S. J. (2017, August). The Integration of Public Health and Historic Landmarks and Urban Green Space. Guest lecture presented to visiting Egyptian Fubright Scholars, Eppley Institute, Bloomington, IN.

 Gulley, T., Herrmann, D., & Lahmann, K. (2017, April). Our Cities, Our Climate Partnership. Poster presented at the Indiana University Diplomacy Lab Symposium, Bloomington, IN.