Expert Qualifications

This well-credentialed expert has extensive experience in physical education and outdoor recreation management. He received his M.A. degree in Physical Education and Recreation Management from Appalachian State University and his Ph.D. in Leisure Studies and Services from the University of Oregon. He is a member of various professional associations, including the Association of Experiential Education and the Society of Park and Recreation Educators. He has published 20+ peer-reviewed journal articles and serves as an editor for both Leisure Today and the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership. He lectures both nationally and internationally and received North Carolina State University's "Continued Excellence In Teaching Award" twice. He is a former instructor of wilderness skills at the Appalachian School of Experience and a former associate professor of physical education and recreation management at North Carolina State University. He recently retired as the director of a major state park leadership school in North Carolina.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: NC
  • B.S., Health & Physical Education, West Chester University
  • M.A., Physical Education & Recreation Management, Appalachian State University
  • Ph.D., Leisure Studies & Services, University of Oregon
  • Member, Association of Experiential Education
  • Member, Society of Park & Recreation Educators
  • Published, 20+ Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
  • Editor, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education & Leadership
  • Editor, Leisure Today
  • Honor, Continued Excellence In Teaching Award, North Carolina State University, 2 Years
  • Lecturer & Presenter, Numerous National & International Locations
  • Former, Instructor, Wilderness Skills, Appalachian School of Experience
  • Former, Associate Professor, Physical Education & Recreation Management, North Carolina State University
  • Former, Adjunct Faculty, Physical Education & Sport Studies, Barton College
  • Former, Director, Major State Park Leadership School
  • Current, Board Member & Safety Committee Chair, outdoor education school

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