Experience

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

California State University, Northridge (2016- Present)

Undergraduate Courses

RTM 151A Introduction to Backpacking

RTM 251 Recreation and the Environment

RTM 302 Recreation Leadership

RTM 303 Promotion of the Recreation Experience

RTM 304 Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Tourism

RTM 499C Crisis Management RTM 494C Supervised Internship

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH   (2009-2018)

Graduate Courses

AT5875 Wellness Choices

Undergraduate Courses

PE 2740 Water Exercise Technique

PE2850 Wellness Choices and Healthy Active Lifestyles. (Both in person and online).

PE 3710 ACE Personal Trainer preparation

PE 3710 Adventure Entrepreneurship

PE 4920 Organization and Administration of Applied Health Fitness

Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Undergraduate CoursesHPER 2220: Outdoor Recreation

EDUC 2020: Health, Nutrition and First Aid

SRIM 1020: Sport and Recreation Foundation

HPER 2540: Social Recreation

HPER 3430: Health and Safety

EDUC 3160: Educational and Recreational Games in the Curriculum at Elementary Level

EDUC 4110: Children’s Play as a Learning Process

GEHP 3000: Well-Being and Quality of Life


PRESENTATIONS

Gonzalez, J. (2021) A Virtual Training That Rocks! Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference. Virtual.

Gonzalez, J. (2020) Conducting a Root Cause Analysis (RCA). Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Gonzalez, J & Ortiz, C. (2019) Keynote -Career Paths in this Industry. Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Denver, Co.

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2019) Standardizing Training Design for Canopy-Tour Guides. Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Denver, Co.

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2018). Risk Management in Adventure Courses Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Fort Worth, Tx.

Gonzalez, J. (2017) Creating a Culture of Practice. Presented at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference, Portland, ME.

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2017) Controversial Issues– Latin America Adventure Courses. Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Savannah, Ga

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2016) Training Canopy Guides: A Practitioner perspective.  Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology Pre- Conference Workshop, TX.

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2015) Training Canopy Guides: A Practitioner perspective.  Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology Pre- Conference Workshop, CA.

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2014) Blood in my Canopy. PPE for the Canopy Tour Guide.  Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference, FL.

Gonzalez, J & Acevedo, L. (2013) Blood in my Canopy. PPE for the Canopy Tour Guide.  Presented at the Association for Challenge Course Technology Conference, NV.

Gonzalez, J. (2013). SUP Risk Management and Safety. Presented at the Western Regional Outdoor Leadership Conference, San Diego.

Gonzalez, J. (2011). Designing & Implementing a Successful Online Recreation Staff Training Program. Presented at the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association Regional Conference, NY.

Gonzalez, J. (2011). Recruitment, development and retention of outdoor instructors. Presented at the Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, MA

Gonzalez, J. (2010). Videopodcasting in Outdoor Education/ Recreation. Presented at the Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, ME

Gonzalez, J. (2009). Deconstruction of the TIOBEC Passages Curriculum. Presented at the Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, MA

Gonzalez, J. (2008). Adventure entrepreneur: Do you want to start your own experiential education program (or company)? Presented at the Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference, MA

Gonzalez, J. (2007).  Designing and implementing a successful recreation staff training program. Presented at the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Regional Conference, Ithaca, NY

Gonzalez, J. (2006). Active pedagogy practices and interdisciplinary teaching as a vehicle for effective teaching. Presented at the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Regional Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Gonzalez, J. (2005). Teambuilding initiatives and games as a professional development tool for faculty and staff.  Presented at the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Regional Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Gonzalez, J. (2004). Outdoor Education, a Holistic Approach to Education. Presented at the Annual College Board Latin America Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Gonzalez, J. (2002). Outdoor instructor job satisfaction and retention. Presented at the Northeast Association for Experiential Education Conference in Brunswick, Canada

PUBLICATIONS

Gonzalez, J. & Acevedo, L. (2020). Review of the book Aerial Adventure Environments: The Theory and Practice of the Challenge Course, Zip Line, and Canopy Tour Industry, by Speelman, E. A., Wagstaff, M., Jordan, S. H., & Haras, K. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership 2020, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 430–432

Gonzalez, J. H. (2019) Create a Career Plan. Adventure Park InsiderSummer, 51-52.

Gonzalez, J. H. (2019) Find the Root of the Problem. Adventure Park Insider, Spring, 30-32. 

Acevedo, L. & Gonzalez, J. (2018). Staff Training Workbook for Zipline and Canopy Tours Operation. Las Vegas, NV: Open Space Publishing

Acevedo, L. & Gonzalez, J. (2017). Manual de Adiestramiento y Operacion de Tours de Canopy y Tirolesas.  Las Vegas, NV: Open Space Publishing

Frye, R. & Gonzalez, J. (2012).  Technology for the Recreation practitioner.  In Campus Recreation Management and Administration. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

General Background

My dissertation abstract is located here: Teachers knowledge of ELSOB Dissertation Abstract

Research Interest

People of Color (POC) career paths in the Outdoor Industry

Training models, systems and certifications in the outdoor industry, specifically the Adventure Park environment.