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Kim Whitley

Lecturer in Kinesiology

Office: Adair Hall 304
Email: [[kpwhit]]
Phone: 757-221-2789

Area of Specialization

Outdoor Adventure


A member of the American Canoe Association since 1981.  ACA-Certified Instructor Trainer Educator in Whitewater Canoeing and Kayaking. Surf Kayaking.


Ed.S. - College of William & Mary, 1996

M.Ed. - College of William & Mary, 1991

B.S. - Old Dominion University, 1985


White Water Canoe Instructor Trainer Educator, American Canoe Association

White Water Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator, American Canoe Association

Courses Taught
  • Adventure Games (KINE 130)
  • White Water Kayak (KINE 154)
  • Rock Climbing (KINE 164)
  • Ski/Snowboard Maine (KINE 196)
  • Principles of Outdoor Leadership (KINE 460)
Publications & Presentations


Whitley, K., Wilson, C., Dillon, P., Chambers, V. and Macmilan, D. Introduction to Paddling Canoeing Basics for Lakes and Rivers. American Canoe Association. Menasha Ridge Press, 1996.

Wolfe, G., Whitley, K. and Black, G.  Instructors Manual: American Canoe Assocation. American Canoe Association.  Springfield, VA, 2005.

Video Presentations

A Case Study of Successful Aging:  The Oldest Man to Summit Mount Ranier.  Video, Textbook Supplement.  Technical/Logistical Support/Climber. (1993) Morton Publishing.


Guided Virginia Governer Mark Warner on a rock climbing adventure at the Shenandoah National Park, VA July 10, 2003.

Older Adults at Altitude: Rising to the Challenge.  (with K.W. Kambis).  ALCOA National Forum on Older Adults and Active Living.  London, Ontario.  May 15, 1999.

Integrating the Curriculum: A Liberal Arts Approach to Experiential Education.  International Conference of the Association of Experiential Education in Lake Junaluska, NC.  October, 1991.


Reversing the Trend: A Head-Up for Whitewater Paddlers.  Purpose:  reducing fatalities in advanced whitewater settings.  United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety award under National Non-Profit Public Service Organization Boating Safety Grant Program.  Award - $30,000, 1999.