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Meet Our Faculty

Dr Buta on a fishing trip

Dr Buta on a Canoe

Dr Buta with The FSU bobcat

                                             

 

Name: Dr. Natalia Buta

Position:

Assistant Professor

Degrees:

Ph.D. University of Florida, Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management

Areas of Interest:

Outdoor recreation and community and ecological well-being management of visitors, concessionaires, and tourism in parks and protected areas, Community engagement in natural resource planning and management

Marketing of ecotourism and nature-based tourism destinations                                                                                                              

Personal Hobbies:

Hiking, backpacking, canoeing, running, and travel

Contact info:

E-mail: nbuta@frostburg.edu

Office: Cordts PE Center 268

Phone: 301-687-4458

 

 


 

                                   Dr Blanenship with an owl                  Dr Blankenship enjoying the cold Frostburg winter

Dr Blankenship with Dr Buta after a mud run

 

 

Name: Dr. Diane Blankenship

Position:

Professor

Degrees:

Ed.D. Temple University Sport and Recreation Management

Areas of Interest: 

Extensive experience with military recreation, Department of Army International experience in the field of recreation, Europe and Germany Experience in the field as a certified recreation therapist Certified park and recreation  professional for over 20 years

Personal Hobbies:

Skiing, hiking, knitting, and reading 

Contact info:

E-mail:   dblankenship@frostburg.edu

Office :   Cordts PE Center 266

Phone:   301.687.3192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Gray with studnets

Dr Gray

Dr Gray exploring the great outdoors                                          

 

 

Name: Dr. Susan Gray

Position:

Professor

Degrees:

Ph.D. Health Education University of Maryland College Park

 Areas of Interest:

Extensive experience in Community Health Promotion

Extensive experience in the field of Employee Wellness

Exercise testing and prescription, and fitness center management through the National Institute for Fitness and Sport    

 Personal Hobbies:

I like to be on and in the water; I also find home and garden improvement and maintenance very therapeutic.    

  Contact info:

E-mail:  sgray2@frostburg.edu

Office:   Cordts PE Center 267

Phone:   301.687.4475

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kauffman boating

Dr Kauffman

Dr Kauffman on the opening day of the climbing wall

                                                

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Robert Kauffman

Position:

Professor

Degrees:

Ph.D. Recreation University of Maryland College Park

Areas of Interest:

National expert in boating safety

Area of expertise in the outdoors and resource management

Awarded the Regents’ Faculty Award for Public Service, in 2014, the highest honor that the University System of Maryland Board of Regents bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement

Primary author of the textbook, “Integrated Risk Management for Leisure Services”

Personal Hobbies: 

Whitewater canoeing, canoe camping, rafting

Contact info:

E-mail: rkauffman@frostburg.edu

Office: Cordts PE Center 295

Phone: 301-687-4474    

 

 

 

 

Clemencia Caporale exploring Baxter State Park

Clemencia Caporale climbing the side of a mountain

Clemencia Caporle in Utah

 

Name:  Clemencia  Caporale

Position:

Lecturer

Degrees:

M.S. - Environmental Education at Audubon Expedition Institute, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

Areas of Interest:      

15 years and 25 countries of outdoor programing.

A highlight of her career was running a field semester called "The Outdoor Semester in the Rockies" where she spent 115 days a semester educating students.

She has worked at campus recreation programs and academic programs to complement her time in the field.

She has a passion for long distance hiking and has hiked The Appalachian, The Camino (in Spain), and many other international trails.

She is a Wilderness EMT, LNT Master Educator, and Ski Patroller.

Personal Hobbies: 

Long Distance Backpacking and biking.     

Contact info:

E-mail: cccaporale@frostburg.edu

Office : Cordts PE Center 263

Phone: 301-687-4460