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Brooke Moran

Brooke Moran

Professor of Recreation & Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA


Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education,
B.S., University of New Hampshire


Courses Taught

  • ROE 182: Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education
  • ROE 189: Principles of Outdoor Recreation
  • ROE 230: Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History
  • ROE 283: Leadership and Facilitation
  • ROE 320: Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • ROE 351: Inquiry into Sustainability
  • ROE 364: Entrepreneurship & Commercial Recreation
  • ROE 391: Theory and Pedagogy of Experiential Education
  • ROE 395: Snow-Based Education
  • ROE 396: Land-Based Education
  • ROE 397: Aconcagua Expedition
  • ROE 398: Recreation Program Planning
  • ROE 468: Leadership & Administration of Outdoor Pursuits
  • ROE 491: Recreation Capstone
  • ENVS 400: Applied Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 620: Sustainability Consulting & Coordination
  • HRNS 100: Order & Chaos
  • HTWS 398: Headwaters Conference

Brooke Moran’s Resume

Western Colorado University Master in Environmental Management

Students’ project information forthcoming at Prescott College

Mentor in Experiential Education & Adventure Education Programs

Ali Lien, M.A.: The Theory and Practice of Developing a Sustainable Outdoor Education Center

Carolyn Barker, M.A.: The Role of Cultural Experience for Mexican Adults Learning English Communication Skills

Danielle Colao, M.A.: Morning Meeting in the Kindergarten Classroom

Jill E. Biesiada, M.A.: Extra-Curricular Experiential Education Programming: One model for the traditional school setting

Pete Huber, M.A.: The Effects of Various Technologies on Adventure Education

Sally Palmer, M.A.: Psychosocial Development and College-Sponsored Adventure Programs

Sawyer Alberi, M.A.: Leadership in Non Traditional Environments: The Foundation for Developing Women Leaders

Committee Member in Sustainability Education & Adventure Education Programs

Chad Thatcher, Ph.D.: Creating an environment for students to see connections through backpacker style study abroad: A phenomenological exploration of International Learning Adventures

Trent Ellsworth, M.A.: The Case for Adventure Leadership

Jeff Glover: Experiential Education as a Social Epidemic

Levi Ferrell Wilner, M.A.: Moving Toward an Operational Definition of Non-Academic Outdoor Recreation Programs: Defining Success


Mountain biking, telemark skiing, ice hockey, traveling, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Bikram yoga, reading, eating great food, being with my friends and family.

Favorite Quotes

“The road to success is always under construction.” —Lily Tomlin

“It’s this simple. If I never try anything, I never learn anything. If I never take a risk, I stay right where I am. If I go ahead and do it, that affects how much I continue wanting to do it. If I hold myself back, I trade appearances for the opportunity to find out what I’m really like.” —Hugh Prather

“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”—Zeno, Greece, 490-430 B.C.

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.” —Aldous Huxley

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