Andrea J. Ednie
Andrea J. Ednie
Assistant Professor of Recreation Management
B.A., M.A., University of New Brunswick
Ph.D., University of Maine

Andrea J. Ednie

Title: Associate Professor of Recreation and Sustainable Tourism Management

Phone: 255-1303


Location: 23 Kimball Hall

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Andrea’s teaching and research interests combine a love for outdoor adventure with care and concern for the environment. She joined the UMM family in 2007 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Maine. Her dissertation focused on the meanings that recreational and resource dependent users associate with a shared landscape – the Stonington region of the Maine coast. Andrea currently teaches a range of recreation and natural resource courses as well as recreation programming courses at UMM.Andrea Ednie at Acadia National Park

The UMM campus and the Environmental Recreation & Tourism Management Program allow Andrea to teach in a way that is hands-on and that she believes best prepares students for recreation-related careers. Most of her classes include field experiences (e.g. outdoor skills including sea kayaking, canoeing, winter camping, backcountry expeditions; and field work such as site assessments and trail design), many include service work (e.g. East Machias Canoe Race and a range of student programs open to the community), and the majority connect students with professionals in the field (e.g. through service projects, guest speakers, and site visits). She also serves as the faculty sponsor for summer cooperative education experiences, which allow students to gain work experience during their undergraduate education so they are better prepared and more competitive in the job market upon graduation.

Andrea Ednie canoeing Little FallsAndrea’s current research program includes a nature tourism study specific to Washington County, Maine, and a research project analyzing a recently developed interpretive program at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. Andrea is also involved in undergraduate research exploring recreation expectations in Maine, in work analyzing visitor impacts along the Maine Island Trail, and in research exploring visitor and local sense of place along the Maine Coast.

Outing Club at Acadia National Park
Andrea co-advises the UMM Outing Club which organizes several exciting trips every year.
ERTM Students in Baltimore
Environmental Recreation students travel to NRPA conventions - the program is nationally accredited.

Courses Taught:

  • REM 111 Freshman Recreation Seminar
  • REM 112 Recreation/Leisure Exploration
  • REM 121 Outdoor Recreation I
  • REM 122 Outdoor Recreation II
  • REM 219 Introduction to Tourism
  • REM 225 Leadership & Group Dynamics
  • REM 226 Recreation Program Planning
  • REM 227 Backcountry Expedition Skills: Hiking
  • REM 228 Recreation Behavior & the Environment
  • REM 305 Recreation Computer Applications
  • REM 319 Topics in Tourism
  • REM 411 Recreation & Wilderness Resources
  • REM 431 Visitor Management in Conservation Areas
  • GEO 101 Introduction to Geography


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