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Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration

College of Health & Human Services

Meet Us

Staff

Geraldine Nicholson

Administrative Support Coordinator II

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  • Office Solano Hall 4000A

  • Phone (916) 278-3866

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Mary Breunig

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Solano Hall 4013

  • Phone TBA

Dr. Lisa Easterla

Graduate Coordinator, Vice Chair, Minor Advisor, Outreach Coordinator, Professor

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  • Office Solano Hall 4006

  • Specialty & InterestsResearch 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

Profession, RPM Internship Coordinator

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  • Office Solano Hall 5024

  • Specialty & InterestsCommunity 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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  • Office Solano Hall 4016

  • Phone (916) 278-5021

  • Specialty & InterestsRecreation 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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  • Office Solano Hall 4012

  • Phone (916) 278-5025

  • Specialty & InterestsSocial 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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  • Office Solano Hall 4018

  • Phone (916) 278-4769

  • Specialty & InterestsCommunity 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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  • Office Solano Hall 4020

  • Specialty & InterestsNon-profit management; Advocacy; Civil rights for individuals with disabilities

Erik Luvaas, M.A., CTRS

Assistant Professor, RT Advisor

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  • Office Solano Hall 4032

  • Phone (916) 278-5022

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

Katherine Martinez, M.S.

Lecturer

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  • Office Solano Hall 4011

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

Dr. David Rolloff

Professor

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  • Office Solano Hall 4046

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

Dr. Anthony Sheppard

Interim Department Chair

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  • Office Solano Hall 4014 and Solano Hall 4000B

  • Phone (916) 278-6752

  • Specialty & InterestsCommercial recreation; Tourism; Hospitality management, services, marketing; Consumer behavior; Statistical applications

Dr. Abhijeet Shirsat

Assistant Professor, RMA Faculty Advisor

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  • Office Solano Hall 4030

  • Phone (916) 278-7046

  • Specialty & InterestsHospitality & Tourism

Part-Time Faculty

Sal Arrigo, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4003

  • Specialty & InterestsGerontology; Non-profit leadership; Event planning

Dr. Catharine Bening

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  • Office Solano Hall 4009

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

Jason Blessinger, M.Ed.

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  • Office SLN 4009

  • Phone (916)278-2244

  • Specialty & InterestsCampus Recreation

Scarlet Boggs, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 5010

  • Specialty & InterestsOutdoor Recreation

Lindsay Dao, M.H.A., CTRS

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  • Office Solano Hall 4005

  • Specialty & InterestsRecreation Therapy

Jason De Wall, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4007

  • Specialty & InterestsCalifornia State Parks; Law enforcement

Adam Elfstrand

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  • Office SLN 5010

  • Specialty & InterestsOutdoor recreation, Rock climbing, Mountain climbing

Cole Forstedt, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 5010

  • Specialty & InterestsVolunteer management; Grant writing

Alivia Gok, CTRS

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  • Office Solano Hall 5010

  • Specialty & InterestsRecreation Therapy

Cara Hoyt, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4028

  • Specialty & InterestsCoaching

Tad Mackey, RTC

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  • Office Solano Hall 4005

  • Specialty & InterestsCampus Recreation Programming, Facilities Management and Informal Recreation

Hunter Merritt, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4003

  • Specialty & InterestsLeisure theory; Recreation programming; Outdoor education; Experiential education; Leadership development; Environmental education and sustainability

Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn

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  • Office Folsom Hall 2024

  • Phone (916) 278-7323

Troy Nichols, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4007

  • Specialty & InterestsYouth Leadership

Andre Pichly, M.S., CPRP

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  • Office Solano Hall 4009

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

Paul Polis, M.S., CTRS

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  • Office Solano Hall 5010

  • Specialty & InterestsRecreation therapy; Campus recreation; Inclusive recreation

Andrew Reddish, M.S.

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  • Office SLN 5010

  • Phone (916) 278-3592

  • Specialty & InterestsCampus recreation, Professional training and development, Recreation programming, Leadership development

William Reliford, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4003

  • Specialty & InterestsCommunity recreation; Youth leadership

Chris Shannon, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4003

  • Specialty & InterestsCommunity development; Sports and recreation

Mark Spring, J.D.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4005

  • Specialty & InterestsEmployment law, Coaching

Richard Valdez, M.A.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4009

  • Specialty & InterestsOutdoor Recreation, Yoga, Meditation

Terri Webster-Schrandt, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4005

  • Specialty & InterestsAquatics and recreation programming; professional training and development; marketing and generational communication

Jael Young, M.S.

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  • Office Solano Hall 4007

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

Emeritus

Dr. Steve Gray

Professor Emeritus

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  • Office Solano Hall 4007

  • Specialty & InterestsManagement 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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  • Office Solano Hall 4005

  • Specialty & InterestsCulture; Leisure education

Dr. Katherine Pinch

Professor

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  • Office Solano Hall 4016

  • Specialty & InterestsAdventure education; Environmental education; Adventure therapy

Total Members: 39