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Bruce Martin

Chair, Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
Recreation Sport Pedagogy
McCracken Hall 202F

Dr. Bruce Martin holds the B.A. in History from Virginia Commonwealth University, the M.S. in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University and the M.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University. He also holds the Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia. Dr. Martin’s is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy whose teaching and research interests are focused on the practice of outdoor leadership and psychosocial processes and outcomes related to adventure programming.

Most Recent Publications:

Martin, B., Groff, D. G., & Battaglini, C. L. (2014). Negotiating the cancer experience through challenge course programming. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48(3), 211-228.

Wilson, W. R., Szolosi, A. M., Martin, B., & Scanlon, S. J. (2014). Identifying with the Gunks: Investigating the effect that serious leisure participation and place attachment have on environmental concern among traditional climbers. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, & Leadership, 6(2), 114-132.

Bentley, M. L., Mueller, M. P., Martin, B. (Eds.). (2014). Connecting children with nature: Ideas and activities for parents and teachers. Bethany, OK: Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing.

Martin, B., & Wagstaff, M. (Eds.). (2012). Controversial issues in adventure programming. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Dexel, L., Martin, B., Black, L., & Yoshino, A. (2011). Re-thinking group development in adventure programming: A qualitative examination. Research in Outdoor Education, 10, 74-86.

Martin, B., & Dexel, L. (2010). Conflict on Core Sound: Understanding the influence of goal conflict on group decision-making during a sea kayaking expedition. In L. Black (Ed.), Group communication: Cases for analysis, appreciation, and application . Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Austin, M. L., Martin, B., Yoshino, A., Schanning, K., Ogle, D., & Mittelstaedt, R. (2010). The intersection of community and place in an outdoor orientation program. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, & Leadership, 2(1) , 74-92.

Martin, B., Bright, A., Cafaro, P., Mittelstaedt, R., & Bruyere, B. (2009). Assessing the development of environmental virtue among 7th & 8th graders in an Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school. Journal of Experiential Education, 31(3), 341-358.

Martin, B., Schmid, D., & Parker, M. (2009). An exploration of judgment and decision making among novice outdoor leaders: A dual-processes approach. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 1(1), 38-55.

Allman, T., Mittelstaedt, R., Martin, B., & Goldenberg, M. (2009). Exploring the motivations of BASE jumpers: Extreme sport enthusiasts. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 14(4), 229-247.

Connolly, P., Hinton, J., & Martin, B. (2009). The development of technical standards for undergraduate studies in Recreational Therapy. American Journal of Recreational Therapy, 8(3), 31-40.

Hartman, M., Martin, B., Mittelstaedt, R., & Bower, D. (2009). The development of ecological literacy among novice outdoor leaders. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 1(2), 122-139.

Goldenberg, M., & Martin, B. (Eds.). (2008). Outdoor adventures: Hiking and backpacking. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Martin, B., Cashel, C., Wagstaff, M., & Breunig, M. (2006). Outdoor leadership: Theory and practice.  Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Martin, B.  (2003). Wayside attractions: The negotiation of aspirations and careers among African-American adolescent males in an urban alternative school. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.