• Forrest is an outdoor educator and social scientist with expertise in outdoor and environmental ethics, outdoor experiential leadership, expeditionary learning, and adventure program organization and administration. His applied and interdisciplinary scholarly work follows two primary tracks: one focuses on participant outcomes associated with outdoor education programs, and the other explores relationships between humans and the natural environment, with a specific focus on outdoor/environmental ethics and societal health and well-being.

    Forrest held previous positions as the assistant director for the Adventure WV wilderness orientation and adventure education program at West Virginia University, as well as faculty and graduate program director in Outdoor Education Leadership at Prescott College. He has instructed field courses throughout the United States and has developed and led multiple expeditions to New Zealand, Chilean Patagonia, and Peru.

    Forrest holds a dual-title PhD from The Pennsylvania State University in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment and Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Mitigating Undesignated Trail Use: The Efficacy of Messaging and Direct Site Management Actions in an Urban-Proximate Open Space Context.Environmental Management (New York): an international journal for decision-makers, scientists and environmental auditors.  62:458-473. 2018

    Teaching Activities

  • Life Act Prog/Pickleball Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/StrengthTraining Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/VinyassaYoga Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Yoga/Med Taught course 2022
  • LifeAct Prog/Indoor Rock Climb Taught course 2022
  • Lifetime Activity Program Taught course 2022
  • Backcountry Based Experience Taught course 2022
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Disc Golf Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Fly Fishing Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Intro To Running Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Strength Train Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Ultimate Frisbee Taught course 2022
  • Life Act Prog/Yoga/Med Taught course 2022
  • LifeAct Prog/StandUp Paddlebad Taught course 2022
  • Recreation Risk Management Taught course 2022
  • Full Name

  • Forrest Schwartz