Layne Elliott is a Project Manager at the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana’s University Center for Excellence on Disabilities and an Associate Professor in the School of Education.
Elliott joined the Eppley team as a project manager in 2016, bringing a variety of experiences including interpretation with the National Park Service, financial services, training, and organizational leadership. He works to promote the positive impacts of parks, trails, and natural areas on communities, environmental health, economic vitality, and conservation attitudes. He has professional experience with park master planning, trails research, and educational design on a wide variety of topics including park and tourism planning, park safety, and recreational sports management and is the Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Park Training Institute.
Layne Elliott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Marketing and Management and a Master’s Degree in Park and Public Lands Management, both from Indiana University.
- The impacts of trails and public recreation facility development on public health and community economics
- The impacts of nature-based tourism on conservation attitudes and motivations
- Elliott, L., McPhee, H., Wolter, S. A. (2019). Fundamentals of park safety certificate [online course]. Indiana University, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands. https://provalenslearning.com/certificate-programs/fundamentals-of-park-safety-certificate
- Elliott, L., Wolter, S. A. (2020). Foundations of recreational sports management certificate [online course]. Indiana University, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.
- Smiley, A., Ramos, W., Elliott, L., & Wolter, S. (2020). Association between trail use and self-rated wellness and health. BMC Public Health, 20 (128) 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8273-0
- Wolter, S. A., Elliott, L., Ramos, W., Smiley, A., Suhaibani, S. (2018, June). 2017 Indiana trails study summary report. Indiana University, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands. https://issuu.com/bloomingtonparks/docs/trailsstudy_summaryreport
- Wolter, S. A., Ramos, W. D., Elliott, L., & Smiley, A. (2019). Investigating the health benefits of trail use: A perspective from park practitioners. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health, 3, 97-112. https://doi.org/10.2979/rptph.3.1.07