College of Education and Allied Professions

Maurice Phipps

Maurice Phipps


Phone: 828-227-3844
Office Address: Reid 122F


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Mankato State University
  • Dip. Phys. Ed., Leeds University and Carnegie College, UK
  • Cert. Ed., Sheffield College of Education

Research Interests:

Outdoor leadership and instruction; leadership styles and group dynamics; unconscious motivations and adventure activities; cooperative learning.


  • Wilderness Education Association (WEA)


Phipps teaches parks and recreation courses at Western including program planning, outdoor pursuits, outdoor leadership, and experiential education. His research interests are in outdoor leadership and instruction. He has been involved with the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) for over 20 years as an instructor, past board member, and current advisory board member. He has taught in England and Australia as well as in the United States.

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