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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, Department of     

               Kinesiology and Recreation  Coordinator, RPM

Online Graduate Program

Degrees:

University of Oradea, Romania Bachelor of Science,

Central Michigan University, Master of Arts. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Ph.D

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

 

 

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                                   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:

B.S. Radford University 1982

M.S. Radford University 1988

Ed.D. Temple University 1999

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

 

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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

 

 

 

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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: 

Chair, FSU Department Park & Recreation.

National expert in boating safety.

Area of expertise in the outdoors and resource management.

 

 

Personal Hobbies:  

Whitewater canoeing, canoe camping, rafting.   

 

 

Contact info:

E-mail: rkauffman@frostburg.edu

          Office : Cordts PE Center 295

          Phone: 301-687-4474     

 

 

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Name:  Clemencia  Caporale

Position: 

Lecturer

Degrees:

Bachelors of Science - Kinesiology: Outdoor Education, Minor in Education, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Masters of Science - 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