Resilience and Opportunity in Outdoor Programming


  • Andrew J. Bobilya Western Carolina University
  • Will Hobbs Georgia College


The 10th volume of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL) marks a year of transition. Dr. Bruce Martin has been selected as the next editor-in-chief, beginning with the first issue in 2019; we are confident in his leadership and vision for the journal. He is currently working with the editors and the staff at Sagamore–Venture in a transition phase during 2018 and will take over this role completely at the end of the year. We welcome Dr. Anja Whittington of Radford University as the journal’s newest associate editor and look forward to her contributions. As we welcome the newest members of the editorial team, we want to express our gratitude to Dr. Raymond Poff, who served as managing editor from 2008 through 2017, and Dr. Eric Frauman, who served on the JOREL Advisory Board from 2008 through 2017. Both Dr. Poff and Dr. Frauman were a part of the original team that envisioned and nurtured the unique partnership between the three organizations that sponsor JOREL, and they provided invaluable leadership during the first 10 years of the journal’s development. Dr. Poff will remain an active member of the JOREL Advisory Board. On behalf of the journal’s advisors, editorial team, and others who have been involved with the journal since its inception, we thank you for your leadership that moved JOREL from concept to reality, doubling the number of issues published per year and impacting scholarship and practice in the diverse areas represented in its content.

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