Scott Jordan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor teaching in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management degree program. Scott has extensive experience in the field of outdoor recreation where he has worked in the guiding industry, the aerial adventure industries, and higher education systems. This work has enabled him to serve the outdoor industry on a national level as President of the Board of Directors for the Wilderness Education Association and on the Executive Committee of the Professional Ropes Course Association. Through these associations, he participated in the development of an American national standard for zip line and challenge course construction and operations.
Most recently, Scott’s research interests have turned to community planning in association with nature based tourism development in rural areas. In this regard, he desires to develop a sustainable model for nature based tourism and outdoor recreation for the United States. He also has recently completed a textbook on the zip line and challenge course industries and looks forward to it in print by the end of January. When not working, Scott enjoys mountain biking and hikes with his wife Cathy and dogs Kraken and Cebolla.