Christy McCormick

Senior Program Manager
Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

Reseach Associate
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

chrmccor@indiana.edu
(812) 856-2366
IU Research Park, Suite 101

Education
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, M.S., 2006
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1983
Background

Ms. McCormick uses her research and facilitation skills to help inform policy and practice with federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management, the Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center, and the National Park Service. At the Eppley Institute, she works with the National Park Service (NPS) Park Facility Management division, Interpretation, and Visitor Services, developing classroom, online, and blended training and education courses, as well as facilitating planning and strategy with NPS employees.

Research Interests

Ms. McCormick plays a key role in maintaining the strong partnership the Eppley Institute has with the National Park Service and the role the Eppley Institute plays in informing practice in NPS. She has been able to generate organizational capacity by helping subject matter experts become instructors who are teaching peers and colleagues.
Christy's other areas of research interest include enhancing educational on-line communities, professional development for parks and public lands agency employees, and on-line learning and delivery methods.

Courses

Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center-The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act and Wilderness Stewardship in Alaska-(e-course)-2016

National Park Service: Special Park Use Program: Managing First Amendment Activities (e-course)-2015

National Park Service Facility Manager Leaders Program- Principles of Asset Management-2015

National Park Service Facility Manager Leaders Program- Advanced Facility Management Practices-2015