UMM is currently searching for an Athletic Trainer and other sports staff. These additions will teach other courses in the Sports and Fitness area of specialization.

Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management Faculty

Our program’s three full-time faculty members are:

Bill Eckhart

Dr. Andrea Ednie

  • Master’s and Ph.D. in Environmental Recreation and Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Specializes in recreation & natural resources, outdoor recreation, and nature tourism
  • Works with non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies in managing for recreational use of backcountry areas
Bill Eckhart

Rick Scribner

  • Master's Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Master Maine Guide, Sea Kayaking Guide, Boating and Hunter Safety Instructor
  • Specializes in Outdoor Recreation courses, Search and Rescue, Wilderness and Park Management
Karen Beeftink

Karen Beeftink

  • Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management

 

 

Several additional instructors are involved with and teach courses that are important for our major:

Penny Curtis

Penny teaches wellness courses such as recreation & wellness, yoga, coaching, strength & conditioning and athletic administration for our major and the whole campus.

 

Kevin Alley

Kevin is UMM’s Aquatics Director, and he teaches lifeguard training and water safety instructor for ERTM students. Many of our students work part time as lifeguards at the UMM pool.

 

 

Jo-Ellen Scribner

Jo-Ellen works in the Business Office. She teaches safety & first aid as well as our recreation services for special populations course.

 

Richard Fabri

Richard is the Director of Recreation & Fitness, and he teaches athletic & injury management for our major. He also employs our students as interns at the Fitness Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these faculty members are primary players in the Recreation and Tourism Management program. Of course, other UMM faculty make great contributions to the program in areas such as psychology, government, sciences and more. All students are engaged with a diverse faculty from many disciplines.

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