Emilyn A. Sheffield, Ph.D. Professor Department of Recreation and Parks Management California State University, Chico Emilyn Sheffield loves every aspect of parks and recreation! She has worked in and taught about tourism, community recreation, fitness, special events, and conference planning in California, Texas, and Missouri. Working with industry sponsors, she develops service learning field schools around themes of national parks, community based stewardship, hospitality, and conference management.Dr. Sheffield’s interdisciplinary team of faculty, students, and field-based professionals complete destination projects for trails, heritage tourism, and scenic byways. The National Park Service, the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are recent project sponsors and partners. She serves on the executive boards of the Association of Partners for Public Lands and the California Round table on Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.