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Dr. Alice Foose

Dr. Alice Foose



207 Martindale Hall



Joined Northwest in 2006

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Leisure Behavior; Indiana University, 2004
    • Dissertation: Relationships between social network and leisure activity patterns of older adults
  • M.S. Park and Recreation Administration (Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation); Indiana University, 1993
  • B.A. Psychology; University of Kentucky, 1989

Courses Taught

  • 22-665  Qualitative & Quantitative Data Analysis
  • 45-211  Leisure & Society
  • 45-321/45-510  Exploring Recreation Resources
  • 45-425  Creative & Expressive Programs
  • 45-430  Recreation Programs
  • 45-443  Techniques of Recreation Leadership
  • 45-525  Commercial Recreation
  • 45-650  Finance and Marketing
  • 22-665  Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis (traditional, blended, & on-line)

Academic Interests

  • Learning contexts
  • Experiential education
  • Social justice
  • Lifespan development

Other Professional Experiences

Has worked in a range of park, recreation, and social service settings including clinical, community-based, and wilderness environments. With an extensive background in lifespan development, her interests are learning environments, social context of recreation activities, volunteerism, and collaborative partnerships. She has presented both nationally and internationally and has several publications including World Leisure Journal, Mental Retardation, and Schole. She holds degrees from Indiana University and the University of Kentucky. 

Her current position as an associate professor involves teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses from techniques of leadership and cultural diversity to natural resource and interpretation and commercial recreation. In addition to incorporating trainings and certifications within her courses (such as the nationally recognized environmental education programs of Project WET, Project WILD & WILD Aquatic, and Project Learning Tree), she uses course assignments to provide students the opportunity to collaborate with the community groups. Currently, she is actively involved in the Emergency and Disaster Response education programs offered on local, regional, and state levels with a National Consortium of Humanitarian Service and Education.