Timothy Mateer is a doctoral student pursuing a dual degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment. Broadly, his research interests focus on the intersection of pro-environmental and social-emotional learning resulting from educational experiences in the outdoors. At Penn State, he is associated with multiple researcher and practitioner organizations such as the Protected Areas Research Collaborative, the Kurt Hahn Consortium for Values and Experiential Learning, and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Timothy earned a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York – Geneseo. He also worked in educational programming through multiple organizations such as Conserve School and the Wisconsin Farmers Union. His doctoral research is motivated by the desire to develop educational experiences that foster the multi-dimensional knowledge necessary in promoting environmental stewardship.