Craig TalmageAssociate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Joined faculty in 2016

PhD Community Resources and Development from Arizona State University

MA Industrial/Organizational Development from Minnesota State University, Mankato

BS Family Studies and Human Development from The University of Arizona

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Contact Information

Stern HallPhone (315) 781-4597

Scholarly Interest

Craig Talmage holds a PhD in Community Resources and Development from Arizona State University. He also holds an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a BS in Family Studies and Human Development from The University of Arizona. Today, he teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) in Geneva as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, a fast growing minor that started in the Spring of 2016. He teaches courses on economics principles, quantitative tools, social innovation, the history of entrepreneurship theory, and the senior capstone experience. His research focuses on community health and well-being as well as adaptations or shifts in social sectors. If you need help with human resources, community development, or market research, feel free to contact him at Talmage@hws.edu.

Teaching Experience

Entrepreneurial Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges - 2016 to Present

School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University - 2011 to 2016

Department of Psychology, Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona) - 2012 to 2015

Courses Taught

ENTR 120 - Economic Principles for the Entrepreneur

ENTR 201 - Quantitative Tools for the Entrepreneur

ENTR 220 - Social Innovation for the Entrepreneur

ENTR 400 - Senior Capstone for the Entrepreneur

ENTR 450 - Independent Study (for the Entrepreneur)


Peer-Reviewed Policy and Practice Publications

  • Talmage, C. A., Pstross, M., and Knopf, R. (2016). Are We Using All the Tools in Our Toolkits? Considering Video Recordings for Community Development. Community Development Practice, 1(20), 5-13.B, C
  • Mark, R., Talmage, C., and Knopf, R. (2018). Learning Later: responding to the evolving educational needs of older people. Pascal International Observatory(Briefing Paper 13). http://pascalobservatory.org/sites/default/files/briefing_paper_13_mark_english.pdf.B
  • Yoder, G., and Talmage, C. A. (2018). Word Clouds as a Community Development Tool: Promises and Pitfalls. Community Development Practice, 1(22), 43-55.B

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Talmage. C. A. (2014). Development. In Michalos A. C. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 1601-1604). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.A
  • Talmage, C.A. (2015). Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: A Fresh Look at Satisfaction in Communities. In F. Maggino (Ed.), A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life,Social Indicators Research Series (pp. 61-86), 57. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.A
  • Talmage, C. A., Peterson, C. B., and Knopf, R. C. (2017). Punk Rock Wisdom: An Emancipative Psychological Social Capital Approach to Community Wellbeing. In Phillips, R. and Wong, C. (Eds.), Handbook of Community Well-Being (pp. 11-38). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.B
  • Talmage, C. A. and Knopf, R. (2017). Rethinking Diversity, Inclusion, and Inclusiveness: The Quest to Better Understand Indicators of Community Enrichment and Wellbeing. In Kraeger, P., Cloutier, S., and Talmage, C. A. (Eds.), New Dimensions in Community Well-Being (pp. 7-28). London and NY: Springer Publications.B, C
  • Talmage, C. A., Mark, R., Slowey, M., and Knopf, R. C. (2018). Age Friendly Universities and Engagement with Older People: Moving from Principles to Practice.In Findsen, B. (Ed.), Fresh Perspectives on Later Life Learning (pp. 65-82). New York, NY: Routledge.B, D

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Talmage, C.A. (2012). Applicant Quality: Exploring the Differences between Organizational and Third Party Websites.Social Science Computer Review, 30(2), 240-247.A
  • Pstross, M., Talmage, C. A., and Knopf, R. C. (2014). A Story about Storytelling: Enhancement of Community Participation through Catalytic Storytelling. Community Development, 45(5), 525-538.A
  • Talmage, C. A., Pstross, M., Knopf, R. C., Lacher, R. G., and Burkhart, K. (2015). Captivating Lifelong Learners in the Third Age: Lessons Learned from a University-Based Institute. Adult Education Quarterly,65(3), 232-249.A
  • Talmage, C. A., Dombrowski, R., Pstross, M., Peterson, C. B., and Knopf, R. C. (2015). Discovering Diversity Downtown: Questioning Phoenix. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 26(1), 113-146.A
  • Talmage, C. A., Mark, R., Slowey, M., and Knopf, R. C. (2016). Age Friendly Universities and Engagement with Older People: Moving from Principles to Practice.International Journal of Lifelong Education, 35(5), 537-554.B
  • Pstross, M., Corrigan, T., Knopf, R. C., Sung, H., Talmage, C. A., Conroy, C., and Fowley, C., (2016). The Benefits of Intergenerational Learning in Higher Education: Lessons from the International Age Friendly University Movement. Innovative Higher Education, 42(2), 157-171.B
  • Pstross, M., Peterson, C. B., Talmage, C. A., and Knopf, R. C. (2017). In Search of Transformative Moments: Blending Community Building Pursuits into Lifelong Learning Experiences. Journal of Education, Culture and Society, 2017(1), 62-78.B
  • Baams, L., Talmage, C. A., and Russell, S. T. (2017). Economic Costs of Bias-Based Bullying. School Psychology Quarterly, 32(3), 422-433.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Figueroa, H. L., and Wolfersteig, W. L. (2018). Cultivating a Culture of Health in the Southwest: Linking Access and Social Determinants to Quality of Life amongst Diverse Communities. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 40(4), 397-432.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Anderson, D. M., and Searle, M. S. (2018). Whither Recreation and Parks? Understanding Change in Public Services through a Preliminary Theory of Adaptive Publicness.Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, 2(1), 143-158.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Searle, M. S., Wilson, K. (2018). Examining the State of Parks and Recreation Degree Programs: Implications for the Future of the Field and Practice.SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 32(1), 26-48.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Hansen, R. J., Knopf, R. C., and Thaxton, S. (2018). Directions for 21st Century Lifelong Learning Institutes: Elucidating Questions from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Studies. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 64(2), 109-125.B
  • Dahlstrom, T., and Talmage, C. A. (2018). Entrepreneurial Skills for Sustainable Small Business: An Exploratory Study of SCORE, with Comparison. Community Development, 49(4), 450-468.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Hagen, B. Pijawka, K. D., and Nassar, C. (2018). Measuring Neighborhood Quality of Life: Placed-Based Sustainability Indicators in Freiburg, Germany. Urban Science, 2(4), 106-122.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Ross, A., Searle, M., and Knopf, R. C., (2018). The Social and Cognitive Transformation of Older Adult Women: An Analysis of Community Well-Being for a University-Based Lifelong Learning Community. International Journal of Community Well-Being, 1(1), 11-31.B
  • Hansen, R. J., Talmage, C. A., Thaxton, S. P., and Knopf, R. C. (2019). Barriers to Age-Friendly Universities: Lessons from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Demographics and Perceptions. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 40(2), 221-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2019.1572003.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Hansen, R. J., Knopf, R. C., Thaxton, S. P., McTague, R.,* and Moore, D. B.* (2019). Unleashing the Value of Lifelong Learning Institutes: Research and Practice Insights from a National Survey of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. Adult Education Quarterly, 69(3), 184-206.B https://doi.org/10.1177/0741713619834651.
  • Talmage, C. A., and Knopf, R. C. (2019). Considering Family Stories and Phenomena in Older Adult Lifelong Learning. HSOA Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5, 033.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Figueroa, H. L., and Wolfersteig, W. L. (2018). Perceptions of Expanded Shared Use: A Mixed Method Examination of Pathways and Barriers to Community Empowerment, Health and Well-being. School Community Journal, 28(2), 297-320. http://www.schoolcommunitynetwork.org/SCJ.aspx.B
  • Talmage, C. A., and Knopf, R. C. (2018). Wisdom and Curiosity Among Older Learners: Elucidating Themes of Well-Being from Beautiful Questions in Older Adulthood. OBM Geriatrics, 2(4), 025. http://www.lidsen.com/journals/geriatrics/geriatrics-02-04-025.B
  • Talmage, C. A., Bell, J., and Dragomir, G.* (2019). Searching for a Theory of Dark Social Entrepreneurship. Social Enterprise Journal, 15(1), 131-155.https://doi.org/10.1108/ SEJ-06-2018-0046.B
  • Talmage, C. A., and Frederick, C. (2019). Quality of Life, Multimodality, and the Demise of the Autocentric Metropolis: A Multivariate Analysis of 148 Mid-size U.S. Cities. Social Indicators Research. 141(1), 365-390.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-017-1829-4.B
  • Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters Publications (in press or in development)

    • Talmage, C A., Lewis, R., and Flowers, K. (in press). Community Innovation and Small Liberal Arts Colleges: Lessons Learned from Local Partnerships and Sustainable Community Development. The Research Handbook on Community Development.
    • Peterson, C. B., Talmage, C A., and Knopf, R. C. (in press). Weaving Reflection, Action, and Knowledge Creation: A Cycle of Praxis for Community Development. The Research Handbook on Community Development.
    • Talmage. C. A. (submitted update for 2nd edition). Development. In Maggino, F. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (2nd edition). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

    A Published while at Arizona State University

    B Published while at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    C Accepted for publication prior to serving as book/journal editor and/or removed self from peer-review process

    D Reprint of original peer-reviewed and published journal article in an edited volume

    * Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Student


    Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Member, 2015-Present

    Community Development Society, CDS, Member, 2012-2018

    National Recreation and Parks Association, Member, 2015-2017

    American Evaluation Association, Member, 2015-2017

    Society for Community Research and Action, Member, 2014-2015

    Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Member, 2013-2014

    International Association for Community Development, Member, 2014-Present

    International Society of Quality of Life Studies, ISQOLS, Member, 2012-Present

    Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Member, 2013-2014

    World Leisure Organization, WLO, Member, 2010-2011, 2013-2014

    Society for Industrial and Organization Psychology, SIOP, Member, 2009-2010


    2017-Present:  Faculty Leader of Various ENTR Capstone Projects in Finger Lakes NY

    2018- Present:  AmeriCorps VISTA Food Systems Supervisor and Asset Based Community Development Researcher

    Spring 2018:  Alternative Spring Break to North Caroline Leader