Judith A. Montoya

Curriculum Vitae

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C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E  

Name:                        Montoya, Judith A.                   

Rank or Title:           Principal Lecturer

Department:             Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Office Location:      SBS West, Room 258                 

E-mail:  judith.montoya@nau.edu               Office Phone:   (928) 523-8523

Date of First Employment at NAU:            Fall, 1997


                        Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education, (In Progress), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

                        M.A., Recreation, 1985, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                        B.A., Physical Education - Health (minor Recreation), 1982, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM


In Educational Institutions Since Receipt of Bachelor's Degree:


1997 – present. Part-time Instructor & Full-time Principal Lecturer, Northern Arizona University.  Currently teaching PRM core and emphasis courses.  Advise between 10 - 20 students per semester. Teaching load is 24 credit hours per year (excluding summer classes and overloads).

PRM Undergraduate Courses Taught:


           PRM 220    Introduction to Parks and Recreation

           PRM 275    Program Planning

           PRM 280    Camp Counseling

           PRM 326     Inclusive Recreation

           PRM 346     Wildland Recreation Management

           PRM 350     Cultural Recreation 

           PRM 383     Community & Commercial Recreation

           PRM 426     Budget & Finance

           PRM 498C  Senior Seminar


WEB Courses Developed:


            PRM 280    Camp Counseling

            PRM 326     Inclusive Recreation

            PRM 350     Cultural Recreation 

            PRM 498C  Senior Seminar


1993 - 1997,  Part-time Instructor, University of Maine - Presque Isle.


UMPI Undergraduate Courses Taught:

            Rec 120      Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
      Rec 290      Recreation Activities  (developed course)
      Rec 316      Interpreting the Environment  (developed course)

1989 - 1993,  Assistant Director Campus Recreation/Director Intramural Sports,  University of Idaho.  Scheduled, organized, and managed men’s, women’s and co-recreational intramural sport’s activities. Hired, trained, and supervised student staff (undergraduate and graduate), and sports officials.

  U of I Undergraduate Courses Taught:

PE 240    Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods (majors)

PE 250    Elementary Physical Education and Health Methods (non-majors)

            PE 425    Adapted Physical Education


1987 - 1989,  Part-time Instructor,  Recreation and Leisure Services Department,  Springfield College, Massachusetts


Springfield College Undergraduate Courses Taught:

            PHED 108    Adapted Physical Education and Recreation


Other Teaching & Related Professional Experience:

Physical Education Teacher, September 1987 to June 1989.
Our Lady of Hope School, Springfield, MA
Developed and instructed a comprehensive program in physical education for kindergarten through 8th grade.

Director of Parks and Recreation, April 1986 to January 1987.
City of Belen, Parks and Recreation Department, Belen, NM

Duties included supervising a permanent staff of seven and fifty seasonal employees to provide recreation programs and maintain parks for the city; planned, developed and supervised the summer youth program; budgeted and distributed recreation funds from the city and separate center account; coordinated sport leagues and club activities; recruited and trained volunteers; sought funding for development of new park sites through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Activity Leader – Site Supervisor, January 1986 to April 1986
Camp Fire Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Duties included planning and implementing before and after school activities for grades 1 – 6 and organized school day camp.

Park Ranger/Recreation Assistant, June to December 1985.

Bureau of Land Management, Taos & Albuquerque, NM

Developed and provided interpretive services relating to environmental aspects of the Wild and Scenic Recreation Area park. Other duties included conducting nature hikes, campfire programs, maintenance, public relations, river patrol inspections, and range studies.

Recreation Therapist, January to May 1985
University of New Mexico Hospital, Child Life Program, Albuquerque, NM
Developed and implemented through a team process age appropriate recreational and play activities for patients in the Pediatric Unit.

Camp Counselor, September to December 1984
YMCA Uptown Branch, Albuquerque, NM
Planned and facilitated before and after school activities for school aged children.

Recreation Specialist, August 1982 to July 1984.
Interim Director, April to July 1984.
Silver City youth Center, Silver City, NM.
Supervised facility and activities; planned and implemented various sports and outdoor recreation activities for youth ages 12 to 19. Duties included purchasing and budget control, public relations, and fund raising. 


                        Invited Speaker - Leisure Benefits A.P.R.A. Workshop, Tucson, AZ, June 5, 2004

                        PRM Scholarship Committee

                        GPR Library Liaison

                        NRPA Accreditation Self-Study Committee Co-Chair

                        PRM  Program Assessment Coordinator


Faculty Development Workshops:

                        USFS Accessibility Workshop, Red Rock Ranger District - Coconino National Forest     

                        Diversity Symposium: Insights into Teaching and Dimensions of Diversity

                        Improve Student Engagement In Online Courses

                        Universal Design and Online Education: Ensuring Access and Engagement

                        Community of Practice:  Inclusive Design/Inclusive Pedagogy


Professional Certification & Membership

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) - Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS)

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) – SPRE & NTRS member

Arizona Park and Recreation Association (APRA) – Professional member

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