Adventure Education

Adventure Education Faculty and Staff

Bob Stremba

Bob Stremba, Ed.D., Program Director and Professor of Adventure Education

Phone: 970-247-6295
E-mail: stremba_b@fortlewis.edu
C
urriculum Vitae

Education
B.S., 1969, University of New Hampshire
M.S.Ed., 1972, Indiana University
Ed.D., 1978, Indiana University

Professional Interests
Experiential education pedagogy, adventure program accreditation standards, wilderness therapy, the application of theory to practice, emerging trends and issues in adventure education internationally, social justice issues and adventure education.


Lee Frazer, Ph.D.

Lee Frazer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Adventure Education

Phone: 970-247-7353
E-mail: frazer_l@fortlewis.edu
Website: http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/frazer_l
Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.S., 1994, Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas Teaching Certificate (secondary social studies), 1999
M.S., 2003, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., 2009, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Interests
Critical and multicultural outdoor education; outdoor and adventure education philosophy; service learning, intercultural education, and character/moral development in outdoor adventure programming; social justice and diversity education; environmental education; the study of adventure in popular culture


Tim Thomas, B.A.

Tim Thomas, B.A., Instructor of Adventure Education

Phone: 970-247-6322
E-mail: thomas_t@fortlewis.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A. Japanese Language and Literature - University of Colorado May 1985

Professional Interests
Wilderness medicine, Whitewater safety, Avalanche awareness & training, Search & Rescue techniques & participation, Environmental justice and preservation, Personal and professional skills development in Canyoneering - Back country skiing, Rock climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, and mountain biking.   Experiential education progressions in skills and cognitive topic areas relevant to the Outdoor Industry and Adventure Education.   Attendance to relevant industry conferences such as the Wilderness Risk Managers Conference, AORE, and AEE.


Wes Leland, B.S.

Wes Leland, B.S., Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education

Phone: 970-946-9144
E-mail: leland_l@fortlewis.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education
A.A., 1985, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs,  CO.
B.S., 1995, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

Professional Interests
Technical Mountaineering and River Running, Wilderness Advocacy, Expedition Planning and Implementation, Independent Consulting in Organizational Development, Leadership and Team-Building


Aaron Ball, B.S.

Aaron Ball, M.A.,  Operations Manager and Instructor of Adventure Education

Phone: 970-247-7918
E-mail: ball_a@fortlewis.edu
Website: www.southwestrescue.com
Curriculum Vitae

Education
BS - Environmental Science, California State University Chico, CA
MA  Adventure Education, Prescott College, AZ

Professional Interests
Wilderness Medicine, Rock Climbing, River Running, Backcountry Skiing, Mountain Biking, Alpine Mountaineering, River and Technical Rope Rescue. Inspiring new adventure educators and outdoor professionals to unleash their own potential. Risk Management. Social Justice.


Scott Sidner, M.S.

Scott Sidner, M.S., Adjunct Instructor of Adventure Education

Phone: 970 764 8267
E-mail: sidner_s@fortlewis.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A. Outdoor Recreation, Western State College Teachers License, Secondary Social Studies, Fort Lewis College M.A. American Studies, University of Hawaii

Professional Interests
U.S. Environmental History
Cultural diversity in Adventure Education Recreation policy on public lands



David Gottorff, Adjunct Instructor of
Adventure EducationDavid Gottorff, Adjunct Professor


E-mail:
djgottorff@fortlewis.edu

Education:
B.S., 1999, Eastern Kentucky University - Recreation and Park Administration
M.A., 2002, Prescott College - Adventure Education

Professional Interests
Environmental Law, Public Lands Management, Risk Management, Environmental Education, Certification and Industry Standards for Adventure Education; Technical skills and activities include Backcountry Skiing, Ice Climbing, Avalanche Education, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting, Swift Water Rescue, Mountain Biking and Backpacking.



Kathleen Chandler M.A., Field Instructor of
Adventure EducationKathleen Chandler


E-mail:
ktchandler@fortlewis.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education:
B.S., 1988, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
M.A., 1997, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.A., 2014, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

Professional Interests
Adaptive sports, adventure education for diverse populations, social justice, risk management, personal and professional skills development in canyoneering, rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, and backcountry skiing.