Kendra Ormerod

Year Started at Paul Smith’s: 2014
Department: Environment & Society
Program: Recreation, Adventure Education, Leisure Management
Roles: Assistant Professor of Recreation; Department Program Coordinator; PRIDE Club Faculty Advisor; Assessment Committee Chair

Academic Background & Certifications

I’m currently a PhD student at University of Buffalo in the department of Learning and Instruction – expected graduation 2023
MPS, Environmental Interpretation, SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry; 2010
American Canoe Association Level 1, Level 2 Canoe Solo & Tandem Instructor; Level 1 Kayak Instructor
Certified Interpretive Trainer, National Association for Interpretation
Wilderness First Responder & CPR
NOLS Risk Management
New York State Licensed Guide


Environmental interpretation & education
A critical approach to visitor management and experiential education
Expedition planning and guiding
Adirondack natural history
Connecting people to nature and science through art

Current Courses

FYS 101 First Year Seminar
REC 105 Recreation & Leisure in the US
REC 133 Environmental Education
REC 240 Outdoor Education Program Design and Planning
REC 310 Risk Management and Liability
REC 320 Sustainable Nature-Based Tourism
PRK 355 Visitor Management Services
REC 365 Professional Interpretation (Certified Interpretive Guide)
EST 399 Sustainability in Iceland
REC 440 Recreation Theory and Practice Capstone
PRK 490 Integrated Park Management Capstone

Past Courses

REC 220 Outdoor Recreation Leadership
REC 361 Recreation Practicum
COM 201 Interpersonal Communications
REC 399 – Sustainable Tourism in Uganda
HUM 400 Nature And Art
SOC 461/462 Capstone Planning and Project


Contact ยป
Freer Hall 217
(518) 327-6335