Welcome to Adventure Sports Institute

Welcome to the Adventure Sports Institute

Colloquia Speakers

Colloquia Speakers Present five (5) Tuesdays a semester and are held in either the Auditorium or in the CAOS Building, Room 1013 at 7:00 PM. The public is always invited to attend this free event.

Past Speakers

  • Oct 23: TBD
  • Oct 30: TBD
  • Nov 6: TBD
  • Nov 13: TBD
  • Nov 27: TBD

About the Programs

Program Literature


Executive Director

Mike Logsdon, M.S.
Rank: Professor and Executive Director, Adventuresports Institute
Degrees: West Virginia University, 1975, Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering;
Expertise: American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer – Rafting; National Ski Patrol Instructor - Mountain Travel & Rescue, Skiing, paddle sports;


Therese Peterson, M.S.
Rank:  Associate Professor in Adventure Sports Program
Degrees: James Madison 1983 Bachelors in Science - Sports Management, Business Minor;  West Virginia University 2002 Masters - Recreation Resource Management, Educational Psychology
Expertise: American Canoe Association - Kayak Instructor Trainer, Paddle sports, Professional Ski Instructor Association - Telemark & Cross Country Skiing, Programming, Leadership
Courses:  Kayaking, Rafting, Oar Rigging, Sea Kayaking, Swiftwater Rescue, Telemark Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Low Ropes & Initiatives, Leadership and Group Dynamics, Guiding and Instructing in Adventuresports;  301-387-3327 

David Erbe
Rank: Assistant Professor, Adventure Sports Program
Degrees:University of Maryland, College Park, MD B.S. in Environmental Science and Technology, Concentration in Ecology Technology and Design, Minor in Sustainability Studies; Appalachian State University, Boone, NC M.A. in College Student Development, Concentration in College Outdoor Program Administration
Expertise: American Mountain Guide Association - Single Pitch Instructor, American Canoe Association - Whitewater Kayak Instructor, Mountain Biking, Group Facilitation, Program Management, Experiential Education, Outdoor Leadership, International Expedition Planning
Courses: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Leave No Trace, Wilderness Survival, Search & Rescue, Practicum Preparation & Internship, Intro to Adventuresports, Parks & Recreation, Program Planning & Management. 301-387-3324


Sharon Elsey
Title: Administrative Associate
Degrees: A.A.S., Secretarial Science, Garrett College;
Expertise: Administrative Associate, former Office Manager for the 1989 World Whitewater Championships; 301-387-3330

Scott Richardson
Title: Rental Center Manager & Transition Age Youth Coordinator
Degrees: A.A.S., Adventure Sports Management; B.S. Shepherd College: M.S., Gerontology, University of North Texas
Expertise: Coordinator of Transition Age Youth Program, Coordinator of ASI Auxiliary, Adjunct Instructor Mt. Biking & Cross Country Skiing 301-387-3323