Tami Goetz, Ph.D.
College of Education
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department of Movement Sciences/Recreation
University of Idaho - Moscow, ID (2003) Bachelor of Science - Sociology Minor – Outdoor Leadership
University of Idaho - Moscow, ID (2004) Master of Science – Recreation and Sport Management
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN (2009) Ph.D. Education — Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Outdoor Education & Youth Development– Emphasis Area
Programming outreach for the greater community has been and continues to be a major endeavor for UI recreation students and faculty. Goetz supervises a great deal of student community outreach/programming within Moscow, the state of Idaho, and regional area. Through coursework application and professional development opportunities. Dr. Goetz’ specialization areas consist of community recreation efforts and outdoor recreation leadership. Applied research, evaluation and focus on evidence-based practice guide Goetz in her service/outreach projects and classroom instruction. Goetz has presented and collected assessment data related to the whitewater park phenomena, and she continues to work with stakeholders advocating for regional whitewater park construction (Riggins and Salmon, ID) and for continued programming and development with Kelly’s Whitewater Park (www.kellyswhitewaterpark.com/) in Cascade, Idaho.
Dr. Tami Goetz is no stranger to the UI recreation program. As a student of Dr. Mike Kinziger, (UI Recreation, retired 2009) Goetz was inspired to pursue recreation. In fact, Kinziger (www.kingfrogbook.com/) lead Goetz on several outdoor adventures including: mountain biking Moab, UT trails; backpacking the Beartooth Mountains, WY; paddling regional rivers; and camping under clear, starry skies amongst Idaho’s backcountry. She obtained her minor in Outdoor Leadership and continued at Idaho for her Masters in Recreation. Goetz returned to Idaho to lecture after studying recreation at Minnesota for her doctorate degree.
Goetz instructs in the undergraduate recreation program and in the Movement Sciences masters program. Many of her courses place students in the community to program, lead, and serve people of all ages. Goetz plays co-ed ice hockey locally, and is involved with the Palouse Ice Rink Expansion committee (http://www.palouseicerink.com/). Additionally, Goetz partners with the outreach and education coordinator of Friend of the Clearwater (www.friendsoftheclearwater.org/) to lead students on a wilderness immersion backpacking experience. Further, Goetz works with Moscow School District’s, David Garnett, Adventure Club director and site staff to support students leading Adventure Club youth in after school activities while promoting exercise and play (www.msd281.org/adventure/).
- Formative Evaluation Report of the Social Emotional Learning Program for Lakeland Union (2006)
- Needs Assessment Report: Together We Can Online Curriculum. U of M Extension (2008)
- Financial Education: Podcast Program Needs Assessment. U of M Extension (2008)
- Clif Bar: Flowing Rivers Campaign Initial Report: Kelly’s Whitewater Park; Educational and Informational Park Visitor Panel Project, Kelly’s Whitewater Park, Cascade, ID (Fall 2010)
- Riggins River Park: User Needs Assessment. Final Report, Riggins, ID (2011)
- Clif Bar Flowing Rivers Campaign Grant
American Whitewater River Stewardship – $1,250 Award Recipient (2010)