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Steven L. Pace, M.S.W. - Dean of Resident Degree Programs

Steven L. Pace, M.S.W.

Academic Statement (Return to top)

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 students and contain a balanced mixture of experiential activities, critical thinking, and interesting 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 Accreditation Council of the Association for Experiential Education, which sets standards for the field of adventure education.  Steve has served 2 terms on the Board of Directors of the Association for Experiential Education, most recently as President.

"The inspiring faculty and students drawn to Prescott College and the way we design our courses make working here fulfilling and exciting."

Steve currently serves as Secretary of Prescott College’s Board of Trustees.


Courses Taught:


Interpersonal Communication; Small Group Dynamics; Outdoor Program Administration; Community Mediation and Principled Negotiation



Background & Experience

Selected Publications (Return to top)

"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 Paul Smith, Co-Editors Drew Leemon, Scott McClarty, Deb Ajango, Reb Gregg, Steve Pace and Shawn Tierny. The Association for Experiential Education, 2009.

"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.

Awards, Grants, & Honors (Return to top)

Assocation for Experiential Education Servant Leader Award, 2009

Education (Return to top)

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)

Expertise (Return to top)

Expert on Risk Management of Adventure-based Programs


Academic Involvement at Prescott College (Return to top)


Areas of Study


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Aug 19
All Day – Limited Residency Undergraduate Program Fall 2015 Orientation
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All Day – Limited Residency Undergraduate Program Fall 2015 Orientation
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