is a data and social scientist who uses statistics to conserve wildlife. He is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in human dimensions and the statistics associated with how people interact with natural resources. He frequently is requested as a speaker in local, state, and national level conferences to convey information regarding various research topics including social trends, human-wildlife interactions, and R3. He has received over half a million dollars in research grants and has been investigating humans and wildlife for over a decade. He is a peer-review editor for eight academic journals, regularly publishes peer-reviewed articles, and often appears in the popular media in articles regarding people and wildlife
Dr. Chase received a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Wildlife Biology. He then received a Doctorate in Human Dimensions of Wildlife from Colorado State University, one of the foremost academic leaders in human dimensions of natural resources. While at CSU, he taught the culminating statistics course within the Human Dimensions Department. Then Dr. Chase worked for nearly a decade as a human dimensions professional at Arizona Game and Fish and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Dr. Chase is a Past-Chair of The Wildlife Society’s Human Dimensions Working Group, a Past-Chair of the Western Association of Fishing and Wildlife Agencies Human Dimensions Committee, and has served as a member of AFWA’s Technical Workgroup for the National Survey of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Associate. He is currently a member of the Wildlife Society, the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Sporting Clays Association, Trout Unlimited, and the International Federation of Fly Fishers.
is a subject matter expert in interpersonal communication, and is responsible for qualitative research design. Rebecca graduated Magna Cum Laude from Idaho State University with a degree in Speech Communication. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University, widely recognized as the premiere department in the world for organizational communication. She has presented her original work on emotions, as well as rhetorical studies, at prestigious regional and national conferences. In addition to publishing her research findings in peer-reviewed journals, she also has published numerous articles for newspaper and media outlets. Along with serving as a primary investigator for CCC, Rebecca teaches at Rio Salado College and is Adjunct Faculty for Brigham Young University-Idaho.