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Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

Staff

Krystle Peay

Administrative Support Coordinator

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Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Mary Breunig

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Experiential education; Outdoor recreation; Community activism; Environmental and social justice

Dr. Christina Brown, CTRS

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Recreation Therapy, Biofeedback, Mental Health Interventions, Optimal Performance Training

Dr. Lisa Easterla

Professor, Graduate Coordinator, Minor Advisor, Outreach Coordinator

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  • Specialty & Interests: Research background and interest in fear of crime in parks as it pertains to environmental design in parks and sociable spaces, creating healthy and safe parks, and women's constraints to leisure.

Dr. Beth Erickson

Professor, RPM Internship Coordinator

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  • Specialty & Interests: Community recreation; outdoor leadership and natural resource management; technology and recreation; adaptive outdoor equipment for individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Jamie Hoffman, CTRS

Associate Professor, RT Advisor & Coordinator, RT Internship Coordinator

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  • Specialty & Interests: Recreation Therapy, Disability Awareness and Sensitivity, Inclusion, Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Faculty Knowledge Awareness and Perception of Students in Higher Education

Dr. Jungyun Christine Hur

Assistant Professor, RMA Faculty Advisor

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  • Location: Solano Hall 4012
  • Phone: (916) 278-5025
  • Specialty & Interests: Social Media and Hospitality, Hospitality and Event Management, Hospitality Marketing, Service Management, Destination Management & Branding, Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Industry Analysis

Dr. B. Dana Kivel

Professor, Director of Community Engagement Center

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  • Specialty & Interests: Community recreation (non-profit and municipal); Leisure and identity; Leisure and ideology - issues of gender, sexuality and race.

Arlene Krause, M.S., CTRS

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Non-profit management; Advocacy; Civil rights for individuals with disabilities

Dr. Erik Luvaas, Ph.D., CTRS

Assistant Professor, RT Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Recreation Therapy, Healthy Active Lifestyles, Benefits of Nature-Based Recreation

Katherine Martinez, M.S.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Services in correctional settings and at-risk populations; Community organizing and collaboration; Leisure education

Dr. David Rolloff

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Resource management in recreation, wilderness and Park stewardship; Environmental policy; Recreation planning; Outdoor leadership

Dr. Anthony Sheppard

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Commercial recreation; Tourism; Hospitality management, services, marketing; Consumer behavior; Statistical applications

Dr. Abhijeet Shirsat

Assistant Professor, RMA Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Hospitality; Hotel management; Food tourism; Services and experiential marketing; Restaurant management

Dr. Marty Wilson

Ph.D, Chair

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  • Specialty & Interests: Supply Chain Logistics, System Dynamics, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Snow Skiing

Part-Time Faculty

Sal Arrigo, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Gerontology; Non-profit leadership; Event planning

Dr. Catharine Bening

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  • Specialty & Interests: Working with youth - college level athletes; community services for at-risk populations

Jason Blessinger, M.Ed.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Campus Recreation

Scarlet Boggs, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Outdoor Recreation

Lindsay Dao, M.H.A., CTRS

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  • Specialty & Interests: Recreation Therapy

Jason De Wall, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: California State Parks; Law enforcement

Adam Elfstrand

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  • Specialty & Interests: Outdoor recreation, Rock climbing, Mountain climbing

Cole Forstedt, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Volunteer management; Grant writing

Alivia Gok, CTRS

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  • Specialty & Interests: Recreation Therapy

Cara Hoyt, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Coaching

Tad Mackey, Ed. D, RTC

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  • Specialty & Interests: Educational Leadership, Campus Recreation Programming, Facilities Management and Informal Recreation

Hunter Merritt, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Leisure theory; Recreation programming; Outdoor education; Experiential education; Leadership development; Environmental education and sustainability

Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn

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Troy Nichols, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Youth Leadership

Andre Pichly, M.S., CPRP

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  • Specialty & Interests: Community recreation; Facility operations; Agency accreditation; Leisure education; Parks & Recreation management; Professional certification; customer service

John Cusick

Doctor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Sustainable Tourism; Geography

Andrew Reddish, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Campus recreation, Professional training and development, Recreation programming, Leadership development

William Reliford, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Community recreation; Youth leadership

Chris Shannon, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Community development; Sports and recreation

Mark Spring, J.D.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Employment law, Coaching

Jael Young, M.S.

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  • Specialty & Interests: Community recreation; Outdoor leadership and natural resource management; Technology and recreation; Adaptive outdoor equipment for individuals with disabilities

Garrett Werner

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  • Specialty & Interests: outdoor education; group facilitation

Emeritus

Dr. Steve Gray

Professor Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Management and administration of recreation agencies; Computers and computer applications; Sports management; Campus recreation; Commercial recreation; Rugby coaching

Dr. Ernest Olson

Professor Emeritus

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  • Specialty & Interests: Culture; Leisure education

Dr. Katherine Pinch

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Adventure education; Environmental education; Adventure therapy
Total Members: 40