Bonnie C. Black, Ed. D.

Coordinator, Sports and Recreation Management
B.S.P.E., University of Florida
M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Bonnie Black
Dr. Bonnie Black (right) with "Lou" Gorman (left),
Former Boston Red Sox's General Manager.

Dr. Bonnie C. Black is a professor and coordinator the Sports and Recreation Management major since 1983. She earned a B.S. in Physical Education from University of Florida. Having received both a M.A. and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Northern Colorado in Outdoor Experiential Education and Special Education, she constantly strives to incorporate methodologies that simulate actual experiences that occur within the industry on a day to day basis.

Having been on the Board of Directors for various nonprofit as well as private recreational organizations, she also brings thirty-two years of teaching experience to the University community. Prior to Franklin Pierce, she taught and coached swimming, diving and gymnastics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and taught and coordinated the Outdoor Education curriculum at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

A graduate of Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School and Wilderness Education Association under the direction of Paul Petzoldt, Dr. Black's many hands-on experiences from the out-of-doors are related to her students. These experiences help students to identify leadership techniques that truly work and help them to inspire employees within the industry.

Bonnie Black may be contacted by email at:
Telephone: (603) 899-4164