Dr. Brooke Moran

Dr. Brooke Moran
MEM Graduate Faculty, Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education
B.S., University of New Hampshire;
M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education;
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.
(970) 943-2118
Office Location: 
Wright Gym 223
Environment & Sustainability Department
Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science Department (RESS)
Sustainable Western
Master in Environmental Management Department
The School of Business
Academic Program: 
Environment & Sustainability
Global Sustainability Track
Master in Environmental Management (MEM)
Outdoor Industry MBA
Recreation & Outdoor Education

Courses Taught:

  • ROE 182: Introduction to Recreation and Outdoor Education
  • ROE 189: Principles of Outdoor Recreation
  • ROE 230: Interpretation of Natural and Cultural History
  • ROE 283: Leadership and Facilitation
  • ROE 320: Leave No Trace Master Educator
  • ROE 351: Inquiry into Sustainability
  • ROE 364: Entrepreneurship & Commercial Recreation
  • ROE 391: Theory and Pedagogy of Experiential Education
  • ROE 395: Snow-Based Education
  • ROE 396: Land-Based Education
  • ROE 397: Aconcagua Expedition
  • ROE 398: Recreation Program Planning
  • ROE 468: Leadership & Administration of Outdoor Pursuits
  • ROE 491: Recreation Capstone
  • ENVS 400: Applied Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 620: Sustainability Consulting & Coordination
  • HRNS 100: Order & Chaos
  • HTWS 398: Headwaters Conference

Brooke Moran's Resume

Western State Colorado University Master in Environmental Management

Students’ project information forthcoming

at Prescott College

Mentor in Experiential Education & Adventure Education Programs

Ali Lien, M.A.: The Theory and Practice of Developing a Sustainable Outdoor Education Center

Carolyn Barker, M.A.: The Role of Cultural Experience for Mexican Adults Learning English Communication Skills

Danielle Colao, M.A.: Morning Meeting in the Kindergarten Classroom

Jill E. Biesiada, M.A.: Extra-Curricular Experiential Education Programming: One model for the traditional school setting

Pete Huber, M.A.: The Effects of Various Technologies on Adventure Education

Sally Palmer, M.A.: Psychosocial Development and College-Sponsored Adventure Programs

Sawyer Alberi, M.A.: Leadership in Non Traditional Environments: The Foundation for Developing Women Leaders


Committee Member in Sustainability Education & Adventure Education Programs

Chad Thatcher, P.h.D.: Creating an environment for students to see connections through backpacker style study abroad: A phenomenological exploration of International Learning Adventures

Trent Ellsworth, M.A.: The Case for Adventure Leadership

Jeff Glover: Experiential Education as a Social Epidemic

Levi Ferrell Wilner, M.A.: Moving Toward an Operational Definition of Non-Academic Outdoor Recreation Programs: Defining Success


Mountain biking, telemark skiing,  ice hockey, traveling, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Bikram yoga, reading, eating great food, being with my friends and family.

Favorite Quotes:

"The road to success is always under construction."  --Lily Tomlin

"It's this simple.  If I never try anything, I never learn anything.  If I never take a risk, I stay right where I am.  If I go ahead and do it, that affects how much I continue wanting to do it.  If I hold myself back, I trade appearances for the opportunity to find out what I'm really like."  --Hugh Prather

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." -- Zeno, Greece, 490-430 B.C.

"Experience is not what happens to you.  It is what you do with what happens to you." --Aldous Huxley

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