Experience

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

California State University, Northridge (2016- Present)

Undergraduate Courses

  • RTM 151A Backpacking
  • RTM 251 Recreation and the Environment
  • RTM 302 Dynamics of Leadership in Recreation and Human Services
  • RTM 304 Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Tourism

 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 Courses

  • HPER 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 & 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. H. (2019) Find the Root of the Problem. Adventure Park Insider, Spring, 28-31.

Gonzalez, J. H. (2019) Create a Career Plan. Adventure Park Insider, Summer, 28-31.

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

  • 30 years of experience teaching in the outdoors (sailing, sea kayaking, rock-climbing, and outdoor skills).
  • 12 years of experience working for Outward Bound.
  • 6 years of experience working for NOLS
  • 10 years of experience in Canopy tour and Aerial Adventure Parks
  • Entrepreneurship experience- Aire Libre International and By Land and By Water, LLC
  • US Coast Guard licensed Captain (50 Tons, with sail endorsement).
  • ACA Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Trainer.
  •  EMT National Registry

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.