Important Application Dates

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2022 cohort.

Applicants will be notified of admission decisions as soon as an acceptance decision is made. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Graduate Faculty

Academic Program Director

Katherine Evans  Profile of Katherine Evans  Office hours

Associate Professor
2042 Health Science Center


Laurie Harmon  Profile of Laurie Harmon  Office hours

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

Associate Professor
2049 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

*     Community Recreation and Social Belonging

*     Leisure and Culture

*     Theories of Affect

*     Qualitative and Postqualitative Inquiry

*     Deleuze & Deleuzian approaches to research and leisure

Daniel Plunkett  Profile of Daniel Plunkett  Office hours

Associate Professor
2044 Health Science Center

Specialty areas:

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

Graduate & Extended Learning Staff

Annette Valeo  Profile of Annette Valeo  Office hours

Outreach Specialist
205E Morris Hall

Specialty areas:

Credit and non-credit program development and outreach; online graduate program administrative support; Concurrent Enrollment program for high school students.

Primary contact for Concurrent Enrollment; professional development for teachers; MyCAA; Recreation Management-Professional Development MS.