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Dr Buta on a fishing trip

Dr Buta on a Canoe

Dr Buta with The FSU bobcat

                                             

Name: Dr. Natalia Buta

Position:

Associate Professor

Progam Director, RPM Undergraduate Program

Coordinator, RPM Online Graduate Program

Degree:

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

Degree:

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 Kauffman boating

Dr Kauffman

Dr Kauffman on the opening day of the climbing wall

                                               

Name: Dr. Robert Kauffman

 

Position:

Professor

Degree:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor of Event Planning

 

 

 

 

 

Mellissa Nething one of our adjuncts and her children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Swogger

 

Name:  Clemencia  Caporale

 

Position:

Lecturer

Degree:

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

 

 

Name: Robert Cooper

Position:

Adjunct Faculty

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Higher Education at Lynchburg College

Hobbies:

Reading and going to my kids activities

Current Job Position

Director of Student Activities and Greek Life

Area of Expertise:

Event Planning

Currently Teaching:

RECR 384 Special Event Management

 

Name: Melissa Nething

Position:

Adjunct Faculty

Degree:

MHA, CTRS- Masters in Healthcare Administration

Hobbies:

Running, camping, hiking, playing with my kids, baking, & gardening

Current Job Position:

Director of Rehabilitation at the Thomas B Finan Center  Experience as a CTRS in mental health, long term care, & rehabilitation

Currently Teaching:

RECR 321 Therapeutic Recreation Practices and Procedure

 

 

 

Name: Donald Swogger

 

Position:

Adjunct Faculty

Degree:

M.Ed Concentration in Health/Psychology Frostburg State University

Hobbies:

Coach High School Baseball

Current Job Position:    

Director, SAFE Office Prevention 

 Area of Expertise:

          Health Education

Currently Teaching:

RECR 221 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

 

Brian Vought an Adjunct in our Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Wyman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Brian Vought

 

Position:

          Adjunct Faculty

 

Degree:

Frostburg State University:    M.S. Human Performance May 1997

Hobbies:

Working out, sports, cooking, home improvement/repair

Current Job Position: 

Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Frostburg (2000 - Current)

Adjunct Instructor, FSU Dept. of Kinesiology & Recreation (2009 - Current)

Areas of Expertise: 

Recreation & Parks Administration & Management,  Event Planning & Management,  Park & Facility Design, Planning, Construction Management,  Park & Facility Management, Maintenance, & Operation  Aquatic Facility Management, Maintenance, & Operation , Anatomy & Physiology, Strength & Conditioning (NSCA, CSCS;1996-2008)

Currently Teaching: 

RECR 440 Organization and Administration of Recreation and Park

 

 

Name: Melissa Wyman

 

Position:

Adjunct Faculty

Degree:

Frostburg State University M.S. Degree in Recreation & Parks Management

Hobbies:

My 2 year old Jack Russell Molly, spending time with family and friends, watching my favorite television shows, and reading

Current Job Position:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Recreation

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Respite Care & Community Outreach Director, Potomac Community Resources, Inc.

Currently Teaching:

RECR 421 Client Assessment and Evaluation in Therapeutic Recreation

RECR 423 Advanced Facilitation Methods for Clinical and Community Setting in Therapeutic Recreation

   RECR 492 Internship Project