Teaching

I believe that learning happens best in an inclusive environment, where mentorship rests at the center of the educational experience and critical thinking serves as the primary means of engaging with content.

PTRM 485: Recreation Planning

University of Montana

Instructor of Record - Spring 2021

This course is designed to develop the conceptual background needed to participate and eventually lead recreation planning processes in an era of turbulence. This background includes understanding various wildland recreation planning frameworks, the role of the public in planning processes, relevant federal environmental planning policies, predominant recreation conditions within wildland settings that require consideration, and management strategies for achieving desired planning goals.

PTRM 482: Wilderness and Protected Area Management

University of Montana

Instructor of Record - Fall 2020

This course offers an examination of the origin, evolution, and application of the park concept on state, federal, and international levels and an evaluation of legislation, philosophy, and policy leading to consideration of goals, objectives, and strategies for wilderness and protected area management.

RPTM 496: Independent Study in Outdoor Recreation Planning and Management

Pennsylvania State University

Instructor of Record - Spring 2020

This course covers content concerning the guiding theories and frameworks of visitor use management in parks and protected areas.

RPTM 320: Recreation Resource Planning and Management

Pennsylvania State University

Instructor of Record - Fall 2019 / Teaching Assistant - Fall 2018

This course provides an introduction to managing and planning for recreational use of U.S. lands, waters, and wildlife.

RPTM 1: Wilderness Recreation and Management

Pennsylvania State University

Instructor of Record - Spring 2019

This course is taught in tandem with ENGL 183 (Exploring the Literature of American Wilderness) and provides an overview of historical thought concerning the wilderness construct, current issues in wilderness management, and wilderness recreation skills and ethics.

RPTM 197: Recreational Walking and Exploring Cape Cod

Pennsylvania State University

Instructor - Fall 2017

This course is taught in tandem with ENGL 181 (Exploring the Literature of Cape Cod) and provides an overview of historical and modern issues relating to the practice of walking and adventure, with relevance to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the national seashores.