Bob Stremba, Ed.D., Program Director and Professor
B.S., 1969, University of New Hampshire
M.S.Ed., 1972, Indiana University
Ed.D., 1978, Indiana University
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., Assistant Professor
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
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., Instructor
B.A. Japanese Language and Literature - University of Colorado May 1985
Wilderness medicine, whitewater safety, avalanche awareness & training, search and 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.
Aaron Ball, M.A., Operations Manager and Instructor
BS - Environmental Science, California State University Chico, CA
MA Adventure Education, Prescott College, AZ
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.
Wes Leland, B.S., Adjunct Instructor
A.A., 1985, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO.
B.S., 1995, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Technical mountaineering and river running, wilderness advocacy, expedition planning and implementation, independent consulting in organizational development, leadership and team-building.
Scott Sidner, M.S., Adjunct Instructor
B.A. Outdoor Recreation, Western State College Teachers License, Secondary Social Studies, Fort Lewis College M.A. American Studies, University of Hawaii
U.S. environmental history. Cultural diversity in adventure education recreation policy on public lands.
Kathleen Chandler M.A., Field Instructor
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
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.