Department Faculty and Staff
Geraldine Nicholson, Administrative Support Coordinator II
Maggie Hansen, Administrative Support Assistant II
Department Faculty: Link to Faculty Office Hours
Dr. Jamie Hoffman, CTRS
Assistant Professor | SLN 4012 | (916) 278-5021 | email@example.com
Recreation Therapy Advisor & Coordinator
Dr. Lisa Easterla
Associate Professor | SLN 4006 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation Majors Association (RMA) Advisor
Dr. Katherine Pinch
Professor | SLN 4016 | (916) 278-6880 | email@example.com
Park and Recreation Resource Management
Dr. David Rolloff
Professor | SLN 4046 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Park and Recreation Resource Management
Dr. Ernest G. Olson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He began his teaching career at California State University, Sacramento in 1978, following a teaching assignment at the University of Illinois and then San Diego State University. In 2000 he was selected as the Outstanding Professor from the College of Health and Human Services. He is the author of numerous articles and several books including Personal Growth and Development Through Leisure (Kendall-Hunt), Perspectives on Leisure (Kendall Hunt), and Finding the Calm Within: How Leisure Can Help You Hang Loose in an Uptight World (Leisure Doc Publications). He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the National Honor Society, and World Leisure Organization. He is knowledgeable in Mandarin Chinese and active in international education.
Dr. Steven W. Gray
Professor Emeritus | SLN 4007 | email@example.com
Dr. Steve Gray holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He came to Sac State in 1987 as a lecturer, and in 1989 received the Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award. He achieved the rank of full professor in 1993, and served as the chair of the department for 10 years, from 1993-2003. He has published numerous articles, and in the last five years has focused his research on recreational sports, making presentations in the area of team sport involvement, leadership of sports clubs, and physical fitness benefits of sports participation. He has been particularly focused on the sport of Rugby and how the growing professionalization of the sport has affected participants. He was inducted into the San Diego State Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 for coaching the National Collegiate Rugby club Championship Team. He will always be our "Supreme Commander."
Sal Arrigo, M.S.
Lecturer | SLN 4013 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjunct Faculty, Gerontology Department, American River College
Founder, Fab 40's 5k Run/Walk to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association
Feature Writer, Messenger Publishing Group
Lecturer | email@example.com
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Director, Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada
Tamica Clement, M.S., CTRS
Lecturer | SLN 4030 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation Therapist, State of California Corrections
Owner, Moore Recreation Therapy and Consulting
Lindsey Dao, B.S., CTRS
Lecturer | SLN 4030 | email@example.com
Lead Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Sutter Center for Psychiatry
Jason DeWall, M.S.
Lecturer | SLN 4007 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Nichols, M.S.
Lecturer | SLN 4007 | email@example.com
Rebecca Niles, M.S.
Lecturer | SLN 4005 | firstname.lastname@example.org
William Reliford, Jr., M.S.
Lecturer | (online only) | email@example.com
Youth Enrichment Program Operations Supervisor, Hayward Unified School District
Todd Sebastian, CPRP
Lecturer | The WELL, Room 1112 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director, Special Events & Informal Recreation at The WELL
Co-Owner and Forman of Festivities, Off The Chain Bike Bus Tours
Principal Consultant, KTS Business Services, Inc.
Chris Shannon, M.S.
Lecturer| SLN 4007 | email@example.com
Mark Spring, J.D.
Lecturer | SLN 4005 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Taylor, M.S., CTRS
Lecturer | SLN 4030 | jennifer.taylor.csus.edu
Mandy Taylor, MSW
Lecturer | SLN 4032 | email@example.com
Kenneth Williams, M.Ed.
Lecturer | The WELL, Room 1118 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, Climbing Wall and Group Facilitation at The WELL
General Department Contact Information
Main Office location and phone number
SLN 4000 | (916) 278-6752
You may contact the department's main office phone number during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Someone will return your call at their earliest convenience.
* Please note that advising visits should be made during faculty office hours (posted in the lobby each semester). Faculty members periodically change office hours due to scheduling conflicts.