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Jeffrey Walsh

Dr. Jeffrey Walsh

105 Himes Hall

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Leisure, Wellness & Personal Lifestyle
  • Interpreting the Environment, Camp Counseling
  • Current Issues in Recreation Management
  • Organization & Management of Recreation Services
  • Environmental Studies Capstone
  • Outdoor Education

 Areas of Expertise

  • Outdoor Education & Sense of Place
  • Outdoor Recreation



  • Ph.D. Leisure Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • M.S. Recreation and Parks Management (Concentrations in Recreation Administration & Outdoor Education), The State University of New York at Cortland, 1990
  • B.S. Natural Resource Development, The Ohio State University, 1977
  • A.A.S Agronomy/Recreation Land Management, The State University of New Your at Cobleskill, 1973

Courses Developed:

  • Co-developed RECR105 Leisure, Wellness & Personal Lifestyle
  • (FALL 2016) RECR290 Special Topic in Recreation ― Community Development in Leisure
  • (SPRING 2017) RECR290 Special Topic in Recreation — Community Development through Leisure & Recreation Programming

Workshops and Professional Presentations:

Wachob, D.A., Walsh, J.A. & Jackson, M. (2012) Recreation in Schools. Round Table discussion for the 2012 Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (PSAHPERD) Annual Convention. November 29 – December 2. Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Champion, PA.

Dally, B. & Walsh, J.A. (August, 2010). Teambuilding Workshop. for Resident Hall RA’s. Student Life Office, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Walsh, J.A. (2009). Creating a sense of place. 41st Annual PA Therapeutic Recreation Institute. June 9-12, 2009. Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn, Grantville, PA

Walsh, J.A. (2009). Leisure: the Choice is Yours (Mini-course). New Student Summer Orientation Program. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Walsh, J.A. (2008). Reaching others through place meanings. Reach for Recreation: the 58th Annual Cortland Recreation Conference. November 6-7, 2008 at SUNY Cortland. Cortland, NY.


Walsh, J.A. (2015, Fall). How Can I Not Care? The Hemlock, 9(1). Lock Haven University. 9.1.pdf

Walsh, J.A. (2013, Fall). Leisure’s Natural Home. The Hemlock, 7(1). Lock Haven University. 1.pdf

Walsh, J.A. & H. Hall (2012). Outdoor Classrooms: It’s Time to Go Back to the Future! The Pennsylvania State Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 83(3): 25, 26.

Walsh, J.A. (2012). Outdoor Program Administration: Principles and Practices. Geoff Harrison and Mat Erpelding (Editors). Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012. Journal of Leisure Research. 45(2), 259 – 263. (book review)

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