Wurdinger, Scott D. 1958-

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WURDINGER, Scott D. 1958-

PERSONAL: Born January 18, 1958, in Waverly, IA; son of Don and Ramona Wurdinger; married December 30, 1988; wife's name Annette; children: Madeleine, Lauren. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Luther College, B.A., 1984; Mankato State University, M.S., 1986; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1988; Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH, Ph.D., 1992. Religion: Presbyterian.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Educational Leadership, 115 Armstrong Hall, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001.

CAREER: Voyageur Outward Bound School, Ely, MN, instructor, 1979; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, timber wolf and whitetail deer project, Ely, biological technician, 1980-81; Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Decorah Fish Hatchery, assistant fisheries biologist, 1982; Luther College, Decorah, instructor in river venture program, 1984; Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, instructor in education and experiential education, 1985-86; Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, recreation therapist, 1986-87, instructor, 1987-89, builder of corporate ropes course, 1988-89; Edgewood College, Madison, WI, instructor in education, 1989-92; University of New Hampshire, Durham, assistant professor of kinesiology and lead instructor for Universal Challenge course program, 1992-96; Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, assistant professor, 1996-98, associate professor of leisure studies and wellness, 1998—, associate professor of educational leadership, 2001—, challenge course coordinator for experiential team-building program, 1998—, co-coordinator of Department of Leisure Studies and Wellness, 2000—. Speaker at institutions, including University of Chicago, 1998.

MEMBER: Association for Experiential Education, Association for Challenge Course Technology.

AWARDS, HONORS: Exel/Peltonen Nordic Skiing sponsorship, 1990—.


A Rock-climbing Guidebook to Blue Mounds StatePark, Nautilus Printing and Publishing (Madison, WI), 1989.

(Editor, with M. Gass) Association for ExperientialEducation Proceedings Manual, Association for Experiential Education (Boulder, CO), 1993.

Philosophical Issues in Adventure Education, Kendall/Hunt (Dubuque, IA), 1994, 3rd edition, 1997.

(Editor, with Tom G. Potter, and contributor) Controversial Issues in Adventure Education: A Critical Examination, Kendall/Hunt Publishing (Dubuque, IA), 1999.

(Editor, with S. Priest, A. Attariam, and T. Miner, and contributor) Fundamentals of Experiential Training and Development, Kendall/Hunt (Dubuque, IA), in press.

Contributor to books, including Adventure Programming, 2nd edition, edited by J. Miles and S. Priest, Venture Press (State College, PA), 1999. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Experiential Education and Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Using Multiple Views of Experiential Learning to Enhance Classroom Learning, with T. Paxton.