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Thomas Holman, Ph.D.

Professor of Recreation and Park Administration
Office: Parker Building 211A 


  • B.S. Biology Secondary Education, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY
  • M.S. Experiential Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato,MN
  • Ph.D. Recreation, Parks, & Leisure Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Holman teaches recreation courses here in the department to include the outdoor recreation courses for the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program. As a teacher Tom is passionate about giving students experiential learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. He has been teaching and leading outdoor adventure for more than 20 years. He has 5 years teaching experience in the public classroom and is a certified instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He also has his certification as a NOLS risk Manager, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Leave-No-Trace Master Educator (LNT). Dr. Holman also serves as the liaison to the Council of regional chairs for the Heartland Region of the Association of Experiential Education (AEE). He lives in Cape Girardeau, MO with his wife and kids. His research interests are directed towards trends and issues in outdoor adventure education.


Parker Hall 216
Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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