R. Trent Larson

Associate Professor/Interim Chair of Kinesiology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Health & Human Sciences


Corbett Sports Center 204
Ph.D.Health and Physical Education & Recreation (CONTACT) / The University of New Mexico
MARecreation Management & Youth Leadership / Brigham Young University
B.S.Psychology / Brigham Young University


Dr. Trent Larson began his teaching career in 1993 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of New Mexico. His dissertation focused on the creation of a taxonomy of environmental education concepts as perceived by experts in the profession. After completing his doctoral work, he took a faculty position at North Carolina A&T State University in 1995. Over the years, Dr. Larson has written many scholarly articles and book chapters and delivered presentations at international conferences. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Behavior, Health Behavior and Policy Review, and Tourism Management.

Research Interests

Tourism and Sub-Saharan Africa, virtual communities and diaspora, website evaluation and complexity,

Recent Publications

  • Richard Obour, Paul Ankomah, R. Trent Larson (2017). (Ecotourism Potential in Alleviating Rural Poverty: The Case of Kakum National Park in Ghana). In Gregory T. Papanikos, Valia Kasimati, (4) 4, pp. 263-281. Athens Journal of Tourism.
  • Obour , Asare , Paul Ankomah, R. Trent Larson (2016). (Poaching and its Potential to Impact Wildlife Tourism: An Assessment of Poaching Trends in the Mole National Park in Ghana). In Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, (3) 3, pp. 169-192. Athens Journal of Tourism.
  • Paul Ankomah, Trent Larson, (2014). (ICT and Skills Transfer: The Case for Diaspora Involvement in Tourism Development in Ghana ). In Lloyd G. Amoah, (A chapter in a Book) pp. pp. 171-194. IGI Global.
  • Gloria Ankomah, Paul Ankomah, R. Trent Larson, , (2014). (Socio-Economic Impact of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana). In Coleen Roscoe, (Chapter in a book titled "Social, Economic and Political Issues") pp. pp.15-32 . Nova Science Publishers.
  • Paul Ankomah, Trent Larson, Venita Roberson, Jerono Rotich (2012). (A Creative Approach to Development: The Case for Active Engagement of African Diaspora in Ghana). 43, pp. pp. 385-404. Journal of Black Studies.
  • Paul Ankomah, R. Trent Larson, Venita Roberson, Jerono Rotich (2011). (A Creative Approach to Diaspora Tourism: The Case of Ghana.). Journal of Black Studies.