DR. ANJA WHITTINGTON
Radford University, Dept of Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Box 6963, Radford, VA 24142
Office: 142 Waldron Hall
Ph: 540/831-7724, fax: 540/831-2476
Girls’ and women’s experiences in outdoor, adventure and recreational settings.
Ed.D. Individualized Program, University of Maine, 2005
Concentration Areas: Gender Studies, Adolescent Development, Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation, and Outdoor Recreation
Dissertation Title: Girls in the Woods: An Exploration of the Impact of a Wilderness
Program on Adolescent Girls’ Constructions of Femininity
M.Ed. in Science Education, University of Maine, 2001
B.S. in Forestry, University of New Hampshire, 1997
Minor: Soil Science
RCPT 210: Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Tourism
RCPT 230: Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
RCPT 313: Program Planning
RCPT 430: Outdoor Leadership
RCPT 460: Wilderness First Responder
RCPT 476: Wilderness Institute
Whittington, A., Budbill, N. & Aspelmeier, J. (2013). Adventure education promotes resiliency in
girls. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 5(2), 169-172.
Whittington, A. & Budbill, N. (2013). Evaluating the impact of an adventure education program on
adolescent girls. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 15(1), 37-53.
Whittington, A., Nixon Mack, E., Budbill, N., McKenney, P., Nixon-Mack, E. (2011).
All-Girls adventure programmes: What are the benefits? Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 11(1), 1-14.
Whittington, A. (2011). Life after the river: Long-term impacts of girls’
participation in an adventure program. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 3(1), 40-52.
Whittington, A. & Nixon Mack, E. (2010). Inspiring courage in girls through an adventure
program. [Special issue]. Journal of Experiential Education, 33(2), 166-180.
Whittington, A. (2008). Book review on the handbook of experiential education.
New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 22(3-4), p. 68-71.
Whittington, A. (2006). Challenging girls’ constructions of femininity in the outdoors.
Journal of Experiential Education, 28(3), 205-221.
Whittington, A. (2006). SEER 2005 abstract, Girls in the Woods: Exploring the impact of a wilderness
program on adolescent girls’ construction of femininity. Journal of Experiential Education, 28(3), 285-289.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Whittington, A., Budbill, N. & Aspelmeier, J. (2013). Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls
through adventure education. Wilderness Education Association Outdoor Leadership Research Symposium. Black Mountain, NC.
Whittington, A. (2011, November). Does this pack make my butt look fat? National Association
for Experiential Education conference, Jacksonville, FL.
Whittington, A. (2011, November). Life after the river: Long-term impacts of girls’ participation
in an adventure program. National Association for Experiential Education conference, Jacksonville, FL.
Whittington, A. (2010, October). Games for group formation. Maine Recreation and Parks
Association conference, Presque Isle, ME.
Whittington, A. (2010, April). Various teaching methods: Differences and implementation. Regional
Association for Experiential Education Conference, Nobleboro, ME.
Finnemore, L. & Whittington, A. (2010, April). Who pays? Establishing fiscal responsibility for
backcountry evacuations. Regional Association for Experiential Education Conference,
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor, American Heart Association
CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor and Trainer, National Safety Council
Wilderness First Responder/First Aid Instructor, Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities
Wilderness EMT, Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities
Emergency Medical Technician, National Registry of EMTs
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, American Red Cross
Leave No Trace Trainer
Maine State Guide in Recreation
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Reviewer, Journal of Experiential Education, 2012-Present.
Reviewer, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 2013-Present.
Wilderness Education Association International Conference on Outdoor Leadership. (February, 2013). Black Mountain, NC.
Professional Climbing Instructors Association Training. (August, 2012). Black Mountain, NC.
Faculty Development Stipend. (2012). College of Human Development, Radford University. $10,000.
39th International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education. (November, 2011). Jacksonville, FL.
Virginia Parks and Recreation Society Annual Conference, (September, 2011). Norfolk, VA.
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP/LEADERSHIP
Advisor, Rho Phi Lambda National Honorary Fraternity 2012-Present
Chair Curriculum Committee RCPT 2012-Present
Library Liaison, Radford University 2012-Present
Bicycle Advocacy Committee, Radford University 2012-Present
Women’s History Month Planning Committee 2012- Present
Institutional Review Board, Radford University 2011-Present
CEHD Outstanding Service Award Committee 2013
CEHD Outstanding Teacher Award Committee 2012
Advisory Board, Adventure Youth Mentoring, Roanoke, VA 2013-Present
Southwest Virginia Search and Rescue, Blacksburg, VA 2012-Present
Wilderness First Aid Instructor, Various Locations 2006-Present