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Patrick Lewis

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Patrick Lewis

Patrick Lewis

An expert in leadership development, Lewis can provide insight into using adventure to promote intrapersonal and interpersonal growth. His specialty is training future leaders in judgment, decision making, outdoor livings skills, planning and logistics, risk management, environmental ethics, instructional skills, and compassion. Lewis can discuss the importance of healthy leisure, self-care, and wellness and the vital role of leisure pursuits, including outdoor recreation in these areas. He can provide insights and ‘how to’ in outdoor adventure technical skills including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and outdoor living skills. Additionally, Lewis can discuss risk management considerations for field instructors and program administrators. A Certified Outdoor Leader, he has extensive wilderness expedition leadership experience and a history of collaboration with leaders in the outdoor industry.

Research Focus

  • Wilderness Expeditions
  • Leadership Development
  • Outdoor Recreation as Health and Wellness
  • Self-Care

Education

  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
    Ph.D. Health, Leisure and Human Performance Leisure Studies Option, 2011
  • Miami University, Oxford
    MS Sport Studies, 2007
  • Miami University, Oxford
    BA Psychology, 2001

Contact Information

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