Joel F. Meier

Education
  • Indiana University, Re.D, 1973
  • University of Nebraska, M.S., Master of Science, 1965
  • University of Nebraska, B.S., Bachelor of Science, 1962
Background
  • Former Associate Dean and Professor Emeritus, School of Forestry, University of Montana
  • President, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), 1989-90
  • President, American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), 1978-79
  • President, American Leisure Academy, 2002-03
  • Recipient of AAHPERD's Luther Halsey Gulick Award; SPRE Distinguished Colleague Award; AALR J. B. Nash Scholar Award; American Leisure Academy Scholar Lecturer Award; Julian Smith Award of the Council on Outdoor Education
  • Fulbright Scholar Appointment at the University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Member, American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, and Senior Fellow, American Leisure Academy
  • Member and former chair, North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Professionals
Biography

  • Former Associate Dean and Professor Emeritus, School of Forestry, University of Montana
  • President, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), 1989-90
  • President, American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), 1978-79
  • President, American Leisure Academy, 2002-03
  • Recipient of AAHPERD's Luther Halsey Gulick Award; SPRE Distinguished Colleague Award; AALR J. B. Nash Scholar Award; American Leisure Academy Scholar Lecturer Award; Julian Smith Award of the Council on Outdoor Education
  • Fulbright Scholar Appointment at the University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Member, American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, and Senior Fellow, American Leisure Academy
  • Member and former chair, North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Professionals

Research:

My scholarly interests are in the areas of adventure, outdoor education, outdoor leadership, and organized camping, as well as the history of conservation. My scholarly activities include authorship of several textbooks and papers on these subjects.

Selected Publications
Meier, J. F. (1993). Backpacking (2nd ed.). Sagamore Publishing. Meier, J. F., & Mitchell, V. A. (1993). Camp counseling: Leadership and programming for the organized camp (7th ed.). Brown and Benchmark. Meier, J. F., et al. (1987). High adventure outdoor pursuits: Organization and leadership (2nd ed.). Publishing Horizons. Meier, J. F. (Guest Ed.), (2003, August/September/October). Special three-part feature in JOPERD on "Wilderness Education." Leisure Today, 74(6); 74( 7); 74(8). Meier, J. F. (Guest Ed.), (1978, April). High Adventure Leisure Pursuits and Risk Recreation, a special 36 page insert in the JOPERD. Leisure Today, 49,(4), AAHPERD.