Derek Herrmann

Visiting Research Associate
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

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 Health in the Later Years (graduate assistant)
  • MSCI M115 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (teaching assistant)
  • Project Support Staff, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public La
  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Department of Kinesiology
  • 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
  • Program Committee Co-Chair and Social Committee Vice-Chair, American Public Health Association Physical Activity Section
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.