Important Application Dates

Fall 2020 applications are being accepted until all seats are filled!

Admission decisions for applications received by March 1 will be communicated by April 1, 2020.

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Going further, doing more

Graduate Faculty

Academic Program Director


Jon Evans  Profile of Jon Evans

Associate Lecturer
2040 Health Science Center

Laurie Harmon  Profile of Laurie Harmon  Office hours

Associate Professor
2044 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

My primary areas of research are social-psychological outcomes of nature-based recreation including how we come to know and get connected to places, technology and the outdoors, and the scholarship of teaching & learning.  I particularly enjoy the work I do using underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to get youth and adults connected to aquatic environments.

Brian Kumm-Schaley  Profile of Brian Kumm-Schaley  Office hours

Assistant Professor
2049 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

*     Community recreation and social belonging

*     Leisure and personal experience

*     Affect and impersonal experience

*     Leisure and culture

*     Qualitative and postqualitative inquiry

*     Politics of leisure

*     Deleuze & Deleuzian approaches to research and leisure

Daniel Plunkett  Profile of Daniel Plunkett  Office hours

Assistant Professor
2044 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

Outdoor recreation, tourism, place attachment, social media use in recreation/tourism

Extended Learning Staff

Briana Meuer  Profile of Briana Meuer

University Service Program Associate
220B Morris Hall

Annette Valeo  Profile of Annette Valeo  Office hours

Senior Outreach Specialist
205E Morris Hall