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Dr. Michael J. Bradley

Michael J. Bradley
  • Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
  • Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. - Western Illinois University
  • B.S. - Oklahoma State University

Bio  •  Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department: Recreation and Park Administration
  • Office: 401 Begley Building
  • Mailing Address: Begley 405
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-1834
  • Expert Areas: Human Dimensions in Natural Resource Management, Ethics in Leisure Pursuits


When I was a child, my parents allowed me to roam through the woods and really become an “outdoor kid.” Even as a kid, I knew I had developed a special connection to nature and that relationship has only matured over the years.  I enjoy the chilly winters, the sweaty summers, the wet springs, and the golden leaf falls that nature brings as each year moves forward.  I believe this love and connection has directed me to where I am today and guide me in the future.

Through my work with state parks and my connections to individuals in the outdoor recreation field, I feel as though I may contribute to providing outdoor recreation to those that cherish and respect the natural resource. I aim to educate and ethically develop the next generation of outdoor recreation professionals so that these beautiful and meaningful places are sustained forever.

Personal Interests:  Fishing, Photography, Yard Sales, Sports, Gardening, Hanging Out With Wife, Travel

Research Interests:  Ethics in various leisure pursuits, human dimensions of natural resource management, leisure philosophy, and recreation place meaning


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
REC 350Supervision of Rec Personnel  Internet Classes SITESummer 2020
REC 530Park Management  Internet Classes Summer 2020
REC 730Park Management  Internet Classes SITESummer 2020
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