R. Trent Larson

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentHuman Performance and Leisure Studies




OfficeCorbett Sports Center
Room: 204

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

R. Trent Larson


Ph D: Health and Physical Education & Recreation (CONTACT), The University of New Mexico, 1994

MA: Recreation Management & Youth Leadership, Brigham Young University, 1991

BS: Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1986

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Obour, Richard  Ankomah, Paul  Larson, R. Trent  (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.

Ankomah, Paul  Larson, R. Trent  (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.

Ankomah, Paul  Larson, Trent  (2014).  ICT and Skills Transfer: The Case for Diaspora Involvement in Tourism Development in Ghana .  In Lloyd G. Amoah,  A chapter in a Book   IGI Global.

Ankomah, Gloria  Ankomah, Paul  Larson, R. Trent  (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"   Nova Science Publishers.

Ankomah, Paul  Larson, Trent  Roberson, Venita  Rotich, Jerono  (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.

Ankomah, Paul  Larson, R. Trent  Roberson, Venita  Rotich, Jerono  (2011).  A Creative Approach to Diaspora Tourism: The Case of Ghana..   Journal of Black Studies.