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Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration

Dr. Katherine Pinch

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Professor | Graduate Coordinator

Office: Solano Hall 4016 Office Hours
Email: pinch@csus.edu
Office Phone: 916-278-6880

Mailing Address:
California State University, Sacramento
Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
6000 J Street
Solano Hall 4000
Sacramento, CA 95819-6110


Education

  • Ph.D., Education (Outdoor Education and Feminist Studies), University of Minnesota, 2005
    Dissertation Topic: The nature and operation of the gender system in an Australian outdoor education program for adolescents
  • M.S., Education (Outdoor Teacher Education/Environmental Education); Northern Illinois University, 1991
  • Bachelor of Acupuncture, Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine; Brisbane, Australia, 1989
  • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland; St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, 1980
  • Diploma in Teaching, Kedron Park Teachers College; Brisbane, Australia, 1973

Courses Taught

  • RPTA  34 - The Outdoor Recreation Experience
  • RPTA 101 - Senior Seminar
  • RPTA 110 - Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • RPTA 119 - Introduction to Leisure Education (2002-2004)
  • RPTA 125 - Therapeutic Recreation & Persons with Physical Disabilities (2002-2004)
  • RPTA 148 - Experiential Education in Outdoor Recreation Settings
  • RPTA 149 - Developing and Programming Adventure Experiences
  • RPTA 150 - Ecology of Resource Areas
  • RPTA 204 - Advanced Research Methods in Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • RPTA 209 - Seminar in Advanced Leisure Education

Areas of Expertise and Academic Interest

  • Adventure education; Environmental education; Adventure therapy