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

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

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
REC 365 Professional Interpretation (Certified Interpretive Guide)
REC 440 Recreation Theory and Practice Capstone
PRK 490 Integrated Park Management Capstone
PRK 355 Visitor Management Services
EST 399 – Sustainability in Iceland
REC 399 – Sustainable Tourism in Uganda

Past Courses

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


Contact ยป
Freer Hall 217
(518) 327-6335