- Doctor of Philosophy, Human Performance , Indiana University Bloomington
- Master of Business Administration, Business, East Carolina University
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
I am a Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. I am also the Program Coordinator for the Adventure and Outdoor Programs emphasis area and the Director of Graduate Studies. I primarily teach courses in adventure and outdoor programming, experiential education, youth development, and research design and analysis.
Most of my research involves youth in recreation settings including outdoor expeditions, summer programs, and camps. I've been involved in measurement projects, interventions, and research on transfer and mechanisms of change. Current projects focus on self regulation and the role of youth mentoring. Much of my research has been collaborative projects with the National Outdoor Leadership School and the American Camp Association.