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The Faculty

With many years of collective practice in providing services or programs in all sectors of the recreation industry, the Recreation Administration faculty at Texas State University represents a wide variety of professional backgrounds. We work together to help the Recreation Administration program graduates achieve ultimate success in the profession by providing exceptional programs and services for the communities and clients they choose to serve.

Steve Awoniyi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Lindsey Oakes

Assistant Professor


Anthony Deringer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Allie Thomas, MSRLS, CTRS

Graduate TR Internship Coordinator

Senior Lecturer


Jan Hodges, Ph.D., CTRS

Graduate Coordinator

Associate Professor


Jo An Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Coordinator

Associate Professor


Michal Ann Lord

Chief Education Officer

The Meadows Center for Water

Rob Dussler

Assistants Director

Spring Lake Education & Research