Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Faculty and Staff

Daniel Dustin, Ph.D. Daniel L. Dustin, Ph.D.


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Steven A. Bell, Ph.D.Steven A. Bell, Ph.D.

Internship Coordinator

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Nate in a KayakNathan G. Bricker, M.S.

Co-Coordinator, Experiential Learning and Outdoor Recreation Education Program (U-EXPLORE)

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Kelly Bricker photoKelly S. Bricker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Interim Department Chair

Sustainable Tourism Development

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 Lorraine Baker BrownLorraine Brown

Administrative Assistant

Matthew Brownlee, Ph.D.Matt Brownlee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Natural Resources Recreation Planning

and Management

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Adrienne Cachelin, Ph.D.

Adrienne Cachelin, Ph.D.

Associate Instructor

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Betsy Cook

Betsy Cook, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor

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Sandy Negley, M.S.

Sandy Negley, M.S.

Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator

Clinical Instructor

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Kirk L. Nichols, M.S.Kirk L. Nichols, M.S.

Liaison, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

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Karen Paisley, Ph.D.

Karen Paisley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Linda Ralston, Ph.D.

Linda S. Ralston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Coordinator,  Management

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Ed RuddellEd Ruddell, Ph.D.

Associate Professsor

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Scott Schumann, Ph.D,

Scott Schumann,         Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Lecturer


Co-Coordinator of the Experiential Learning and Outdoor Recreation Education Program (U-EXPLORE)

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Jim Sibthorp, Ph.D. OCS  Jim Sibthorp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Studies
Coordinator, Adventure & Outdoor Programs Emphasis

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     Diane Stanger

Diane Stanger

Administrative Officer



Mary Wells, Ph.D.

Mary S. Wells, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director Undergraduate Studies
Sport Management
Youth Development
Community Recreation

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