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DREAM Staff

James Maples

Dr. James N. Maples
Director, DREAM

Dr. James Maples is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Eastern Kentucky University. His research agenda examines rural economies in transition with a focus on utilizing outdoor recreation as a sustainable base of economic growth. Contact Dr. Maples to discuss how DREAM can suport your data and research needs.

 

 


 

Mora Rehm

Mora Rehm
Student Lead Researcher

Mora Rehm is a junior sociology and statistics major at EKU. As an aspiring Applied Sociologist and AmeriCorps Alumna, her research interests center around social justice, volunteerism, and education policy.

 

 

 


 

Renae Weast

Renae Weast
Student Lead Researcher

Renae Weast is a Senior at Eastern Kentucky University. She is set to Graduate Summa Cum Laude in December 2021 with a Bachelor's in Sociology and certificates in Women and gender Studies, African American Studies, Economic Sociology, Social analytics and Demographics, Sociology and Recreation Studies.

 

 


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Michael Bradley

Dr. Michael Bradley

Dr. Michael J. Bradley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Hospitality Administration at Arkansas Tech University. He is also the director of Red Dirt Consulting.  His professional and academic interests include human dimensions of natural resource and wildlife; beer, wine, and spirits; and recreation and tourism as economic development tools.

 


James Blair

Dr. James Blair

Dr. Blair is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at EKU. His research examines consumer behavior specializing in pricing and sport marketing.

 

 

 

 


Mary Boujaoude

Mary Boujaoude

Mary Boujaoude is a graduate student at the University of Kentucky and previously served as student lead researcher (2020-2021) at DREAM. Mary’s research interests include disability studies, health and economic equity, and social justice.

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