Academics at Prescott College
Steven L. Pace, M.S.W.
Steve's areas of expertise include interpersonal, group communication, mediation and conflict resolution, therapeutic use of adventure education, as well as outdoor program administration, and risk management. His courses are co-created with his students and contain a balanced mixture of experiential activities, critical thinking, and current theory. Steve's Outward Bound background, where he worked for 12 years, helps him make his courses relevant for students interested in human development and adventure education. Steve Chairs the Standards Committee of the Accreditation Council of the Association for Experiential Education, which sets standards for the field of adventure education. Steve has aslo served 2 terms on the their Board of Directors, most recently as President.
"The inspired students and faculty drawn to Prescott College's mission makes being a part of this incredible community a joy and a privilege."Steven Pace
M.S.W. University of Denver (June 1986)
Master Practioner, Neurolinguistic Program Center of Colorado (June 1984)
B.S. Environmental Studies, Antioch College (June 1978)
Expert on Risk Management of Adventure-based Programs
"Experiential Education and Learning by Experience: Kurt Matthias Robert Martin Hahn". In Sourcebook of Experiential Education:Key Thinkers and Their Contributions. Edited by Thomas E Smith and Clifford E. Knapp. Routledge, 2011.
Manual of Accreditation of Accreditation Standards for Adventure Programs: Edited by Steven Pace. The Association for Experiential Education, 2009 and 2014.
"The Personal Intelligences in Experiential Education: A Theory in Practice" by Wayne Regina and Steve Pace. In Theory and Practice of Experiential Education. Edited by Karren Warren, Denise Mitten, and TA Loeffler. Association for Experiential Education, 2008.
"International Considerations". In Adminstrative Practices of Accredited Programs. Edited by Michael Gass. Simon and Schuster Custom Publications, 1998.
Assocation for Experiential Education Servant Leader Award, 2009