Michael Gass is a Professor in the Outdoor Education Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire. He is one of the creators of the Browne Center, a program development center on adventure learning that serves over 8,000 clients a year with educational, therapeutic, and corporate clients. He also is the co-coordinator of the dual degree program in adventure therapy where students receive Masters degrees in both social work (MSW) and outdoor education (MS).
Mike is the current Director of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center (see obhcenter.org). He also serves as the Director of the NATSAP Research Database Network. His research interests are in the areas of Adventure Therapy, Social Development of Adolescents in Adventure Programs, Risk Management, Adventure Program Accreditation, Adventure Programming and Middle School Students, Wilderness Orientation Programs.
- KIN 696: Independent Study
- KIN 786: Organiztn & Admn OE Programs
- KIN 885: Program Models & Eval in OE
- KIN 886: Organiztn&Admn Outdoor Educatn
- KIN 897: Adv Top in Outdoor Education
- KIN 950: Internship
- KIN 993: Teaching Practicum
- KIN/OUT 882/782: Therapeutic App Adventure Prog
- OUT 786: Org and Admin OE Programs
DeMille, S., Tucker, A. R., Gass, M. A., Javorski, S., VanKanegan, C., Talbot, B., & Karoff, M. (2018). The effectiveness of outdoor behavioral healthcare with struggling adolescents: A comparison group study a contribution for the special issue: Social innovation in child and youth services. CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, 88, 241-248. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.03.015
Gass, M., Gough, S., Armas, A., & Dolcino, C. (2016). Play for Peace as a Violence Prevention Model: Achieving Voluntad y Convivencia. JOURNAL OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION, 39(4), 412-426. doi:10.1177/1053825916674978