Personable and Professional

Kafsky, Jennifer

Professor of Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education/ Experiential Education Division Chair/ Director of Teaching and Learning and BCP


Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management/Experiential Education and Adventure Education - Clemson University
M.S. in Physical Education & Adventure Recreation - Ohio University
B.S. in Elementary Education, Ohio University

Professional Activities:

Master Educator Instructor for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Wilderness First Responder, American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, Level IV Whitewater Kayaking, American Canoe Association Instructor, & Level IVWhitewater Canoeing


Co-author: “Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education” (Bloomington, IL: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, 2003).

Chapter co-author: Kafsky, J. & Wagstaff, M. (2013). Staff assessment. In M. Erpelding & G. Harrison (Eds.). Outdoor Recreation Program Administration: Essentials for the Professional, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.


Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Jim Rennie Leadership Award, First United Methodist Award for Exemplary Teaching


Contact Information

Phone Number: 828-884-8292