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Jasmine Cave

Instructor, Recreation

Jasmine Cave

Office:  Pulliam 216D

jcave@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Healthcare policy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Para-Equestrian Sports
  • The benefits of exercise for older Adults.

Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, MPA, M.S., and B.A.


Tina Colson

Senior Lecturer, Recreation

Tina Colson

Office:  Davies 152

tcolson@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Training and development of leisure services employees
  • Factors affecting employee retention
  • Planning and designing of recreational facilities
  • Facilitation of therapeutic and inclusive programs for people with disabilities
  • Fieldwork placement and supervision.

Educational Background: 

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.
  • Illinois State University, B.S.


Brian Croft

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education-Touch of Nature

Brian Croft

Office:  Davies 150

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Professional Interests:

  • Outdoor Experiences and Mental Health
  • Outdoor Experiences and Leadership Development
Educational Background:
  • B.S. Recreation 
  • M.S. Ed. Outdoor Recreation 
  • Ph.D. – In progress, Indiana University


Jeffery Evans

Instructor, Public Health

Jeffery Evans

Office:  Pulliam 314

ejeffery@siu.edu

 

Professional Interests

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Health welfare

Educational Background

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.Ed., and B.S.


Alissa Hollmann

Instructor, Recreation

Alissa Hollmann

Office:  Davies 153

hollmann.alissa@siu.edu

 

Professional Interests

  • Pro-conservation behavior outcomes from Environmental Education experiences
  • Resident Camp Programming & Administration
  • Leadership Development through Adventure Education
  • Wilderness Medicine

Educational Background

  • Illinois State University, M.S.
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S.


Jun Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Recreation

Jun Kim

Office:  Davies 118

jkim@siu.edu

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Professional Interests:

  • Psychological/Therapeutic effects of scenic beauty with sensory factors
  • STEM Education using by Art & Recreation factors (STREAM)
  • Global recreation exchange program development
  • Leisure philosophy and quality of life
Educational Background:
  • University of Utah, Ph.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S.
  • Université de Limoges, M.A.
  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, B.S.


Miriam Link-Mullison

Adjunct Instructor, Public Health

Miriam Link-Mullison

Office:  Pulliam 216B 

miriam.link-mullison@siu.edu

 

Professional interests:

  • Rural health
  • Coalition building
  • Public health administration
  • Workforce development

Educational background:

  • B.S. in Dietetics, Iowa State University
  • M.S. in Community Health Education, University of Utah


Justin McDaniel

Associate Professor, Public Health

Justin McDaniel

Office:  Pulliam 319

jtmcd@siu.edu

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Professional Interests: 

  • Military service members and veterans 
  • Behavioral health
  • Health geography and geographic information systems (GIS) 
Educational Background: 
  • B.B.A, University of Illinois, Springfield
  • M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University 
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University 

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Emily Tanner

Instructor, Recreation

Emily Tanner

Office:  Davies 156

emily.tanner@siu.edu

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Professional Interests

  • Outdoor-based Experiential Education
  • Nature-based Learning Environments for Children
  • Adventure Education
  • Environmental Ethics for Outdoor Educators

    Educational Background:
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, M.S.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, B.A.