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Linda Oakleaf

Linda Oakleaf

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3971
Office: 122-J Reid Gymnasium Building
Pronouns: She/her


Dr. Oakleaf earned her B.S. as a Parks and Recreation Management major at Western Carolina University, then went on to earn her M.S. in Recreation Administration at UNC, Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. She has seven years of experience as a camp director, and has worked full time for the Girl Scouts and the YMCA.


  • Ph D, North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Teaching Interests

Social Media, Technology, and Environmental and Outdoor Education<br>Camp Counseling<br>International Adventure Travel and Tourism<br>Entrepreneurship and Community Recreation

Research Interests

Research topics include issues of equity and leisure, especially for members of the LGBTQ community, academia and motherhood, and qualitative methodology

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