Jim Sibthorp is a Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.
His scholarship focuses on youth programming and outdoor adventure education.
Through his work with both the American Camp Association (ACA) and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Jim continues to design, implement, and translate studies that bridge research and practice.
Jim has written extensively on topics involving outdoor and adventure education, and he regularly serves on editorial boards for professional journals. He is a coauthor (with Alan Ewert) of Outdoor Adventure Education: Foundations, Theory, and Research, which was published in 2014.
He currently serves on the Research Advisory Council for the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors and the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Association of Experiential Education.
In addition to being a Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences, he has been awarded a distinguished mentoring award from his College, the Dimmock award from the American Camp Association, and the Eppley distinguished alumni award from Indiana University, where he completed his Ph.D.
Expertise: youth development, outdoor education