Area of Study: Leisure Behavior and Wilderness Education
Minor: Social Psychology
Area of Study: Natural Resources Development
Area of Study: Recreation and Park Administration
Title of Doctoral Dissertation:
influencing leadership development in wilderness education"
of Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology (HARK);
Professional Licenses and Certifications
Certified Wilderness Education Association Instructor (WEA) - 1981
Leave No Trace (LNT) Masters - 1999
Wilderness First Responder - 2011
Recent Publications and Presentations (within past 5 years).
Koesler, R. (2010). The romance of place: How can experience foster attachment to PLACE? Association for Outdoor Recreationa nd Education. Minneapolis, MN. Conference proceedings.
Koesler, R. (2008). Why my colleagues don't understand me? Adult Day Care Center; Alexandria, VA.
Koesler, R. (2007). What will you do now?? Invited graduation keynote address at Teton Science Schools in Kelly, WY.
Koesler, R. (2007). Faculty Connection
Koesler, R. (2006). John Muir and the Hetch Hetchy Controversy. Session presenter at Teton Science Schools in Kelly, WY.
(2006). Credentialing the outdoor
industry: Are certifications the answer?
Regional Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Conference.
Koesler, R. (2005). Leadership development: The
continuing saga. Presented with
Koesler, R. (2004). Generational Leadership: What
goes around comes around. Regional Association for Experiential
Education (AEE) Conference;
Koesler, R. (2003). Leadership
development for developed leaders. International
conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education (ICORE);
Koesler, R. (2002). Outdoor education: Making the connection to physical education and standards of learning. The Virginia Journal 24 (2).
Outdoor leadership development, self-efficacy, group development, international/cultural experiences for students.
International Travel Experiences
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