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Education:

  • Ph.D. in Education: Recreation, Parks, & Leisure Studies: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • M.S. in Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality Management: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • B.S. in Theology / Education: Johnson University, Knoxville, TN

 

Teaching:

  • Recreation & Sport Programming; Adventure Education and Travel; Youth Development and Civic Engagement
  • Classes Taught:
    • Field Experience I & II in Sports Management
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Management in Exercise Science, Health, Leisure Studies & Sports
    • Recreation Programming
    • Leadership in Parks & Recreation
    • Management of Leisure Services
    • Recreation and Youth Development
    • History & Foundations of Sports & Recreation
    • Wilderness Pursuit
    • Rock Climbing
    • Soccer
    • Wilderness Orientation

 

Research:

  • Methods of Experiential Education & Evidence-Based Practice
  • Examining quantitative and qualitative research methods in:
    1. Experiential Learning & Youth Development
    2. Theory-based Program Modeling-Quantitative & Mixed-Methods Designs
    3. Community Programs & Social Capital
    4. Adventure Travel & Tourism
    5. Human & Nature Relationships

 

Service:

  • HIPPA & Human Research Subjects certified
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Swift Water Rescue certified
  • Peer Reviewer:
    • Journal of Tourism Management
    • Journal of Leisure Research
    • Journal of Positive Psychology
    • Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management
    • Journal of Youth Studies
    • Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Research
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