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Bruce Martin

Department Chair, Professor
Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences
Patton 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 is a professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences whose teaching and research interests are focused on the practice of outdoor leadership and psychosocial processes and outcomes related to adventure programming.

Research, Engagement, and Outreach interests: The Role of Outdoor Recreation in Community and Economic Development; Psychosocial Processes and Outcomes Related to Adventure Programming; Outdoor Leadership Development.

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Velempini, K., & Martin, B. (2019). Place-based education as a framework for tourism education in secondary schools: A case study from the Okavango Delta of Botswana in southern Africa. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2019.100197

Martin, B., Goldenberg, M., Hutson, G. (2018). Outdoor and adventure recreation. In T. Tapps & M. S. Wells (Eds.), Introduction to recreation and leisure (3rd Edition) (pp. 325-340). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Martin, B., Breunig, M., Wagstaff, M., & Goldenberg, M.  (2017). Outdoor leadership: Theory and practice (2nd Edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Velempini, K., Martin, B., Smucker, T., Ward-Randolph, A., & Henning, J. (2017). Environmental education in southern Africa: A case study of a secondary school in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Environmental Education Research, DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2017.1377158.

Sandberg, D., Martin, B., Szolosi, A., Casapulla, S., & Early, S. (2017). Developing student leaders within campus outdoor recreation programs: An appreciative inquiry. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, & Leadership, 9(1), 113-127.

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 ā€˜Nā€™ 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.

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