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Gretchen Newhouse

Specialty area(s)

constraints to outdoor recreation for individuals with larger bodies, experiential education, international travel, and career development

Brief biography

Through her experience facilitating and researching in the outdoors, Gretchen Newhouse, Ph.D., developed a passion for understanding the outdoor recreation constraints for individuals with larger bodies. Gretchen also enjoys exploring the outdoors and culture internationally with a special interest in Central America and the Caribbean. In addition, her experiential education experience expands across the country with a variety of organizations. She has been in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation since January 2002. Gretchen is currently an Associate Professor, Recreation Management Internship Coordinator, Global Career Development Facilitator, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner.

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Current courses at UWL

REC 340 Evaluation Methods & Practices

REC 400 Planning for Park & Recreation Facilities

REC 449 Internship/Professional Preparation

REC 450 & 700 Internship

Education

Ph.D. University of New Mexico (Health, Physical Education, & Recreation)
M.S. Eastern Kentucky University (Sports Administration)
B.S. Taylor University (Business Administration/Computer Information Systems)

Teaching history

Since 2000, Gretchen has taught at several different universities (University of New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College, and Western Technical College). She has been in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation since January 2002.

Professional history

Gretchen's experience in experiential education with a variety of organizations expands across the country to California, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

Research and publishing

constraints to outdoor recreation for individuals with larger bodies, experiential education, and career development