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Program Faculty

 RPM Faculty

Natalia Buta, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Recreation

Office: Cordts PE Center 252
Telephone:
301.687.4458
Email:
nbuta@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., Central Michigan University; Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management

    • Photos and Additional Information
      Dr Buta on a Canoe Dr Buta with The FSU bobcat
      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


 

Dr Balnkenship with owl

Diane Blankenship, Ed.D.

Professor, Recreation and Parks Management Program

Office: Cordts PE Center 266
Telephone:
301.687.3192
Email:
dblankenship@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D., Temple University; M.S., Radford University; B.S., Radford University

    • Photos and Additional Information
      Dr Blankenship enjoying the cold Frostburg winter Dr Blankenship with Dr Buta after a mud run
      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


 

Kauffman canoeing

Robert Kauffman, Ph.D.

Professor, Recreation and Parks Management Program

Office: Cordts PE Center 270
Telephone:
301.687.4474
Email:
rkauffman@frostburg.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Pennsylvania State University

    • Photos and Additional Information
      Dr Robert Kauffman Dr Kauffman on the opening day of the climbing wall
      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
      -Adventure sport management
      -Paddling industry liability and policies
      -Modern issues in recreation and leisure

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

      Personal Hobbies
      Whitewater canoeing, canoe camping, rafting


 

Andrew Hershey

Andrew Hershey

Lecturer, Adventure Sports Program Coordinator

Office: Cordts PE Center 263
Telephone:
301.687.4460
Email:
achershey@frostburg.edu