The WVU Rural Tourism Design Team co-created branding, planning, and storytelling to share, protect and connect Tucker County, WV culture for visitors and residents.
Doug Arbogast, WVU Extension Rural Tourism Specialist; Daniel Eades, Rural Economist; Jinyang Deng, Associate Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources; and Michael Dougherty, Community Planning Specialist of WVU Extension, led data collection and planning aspects of the project.
About the project
Transdisciplinary partnerships improve upon interdisciplinary experiences by being immersed in the project at once and allowing partners to share assets rather than separately provide expertise. Trust and communication are gained through faculty members and our community partners.