Jeremy Jostad, PhD

Assistant Professor
243 Physical Education Building
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  • COVID-19 Focus: Coping via Recreation
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Small Group Functioning in Wilderness Environments
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Public Lands Management for Outdoor Recreation


Jeremy Jostad is the program director of the outdoor recreation leadership major within EWU’s Recreation and Leisure Services Program. He has many years of experience within the outdoor recreation and outdoor adventure education industry, where he has worked for outdoor/environmental education programs, commercial outdoor recreation companies, wilderness therapy programs for at-risk youth, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and more. His research focuses on leadership and small group functioning within outdoor adventure education programs. Another area of his research is the participation of outdoor recreation and the development and provision of public resources for these activities.


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