Dr. Sklar is a Certified Wilderness First Responder and has been an outdoor educator since 1995. As a professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management, Sklar enjoys seeing students grow in their confidence and leadership abilities. "I see teaching as collaboration with students. We are constantly learning from one another."
In Outdoor Leadership, Sklar aims to progressively cultivate leadership skills and sense of community among the students to where they will safely and effectively lead the wilderness trip. He believes Outdoor Leadership gives students a chance to slow down, simplify, and experience nature at its best. "It’s an opportunity for self-discovery,” he says. “The challenge experience helps you tap into abilities you didn't even know you had."