James Hannon

Jamie Hanson
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Adventure Learning
Phone: (603) 535-3488
Office: Health & Human Enrichment, Human Performance Center, MSC 22, Plymouth, NH 03264

About James (Jamie) Hannon

Jamie Hannon began teaching at PSU since 2006. He draws on a broad background in environmental and outdoor education and outdoor leadership to teach a range of courses for the Adventure Education program, including Canoe Paddling Fundamentals, Process and Facilitation, Natural History & Ecology for Adventure Educators, Human-Nature Relationship and the Immersion Semester expedition courses. Jamie also coordinates PSU’s two Adventure Learning Master’s degree programs. Jamie is a founding board member of the Mountain Village Charter School, a Plymouth-area school that is breaking new ground in nature-based education for public elementary students. His research interests include pedagogical effectiveness of various methods of paddling instruction, and the integration of outdoor, in-school nature experiences into elementary schools. Jamie resides in the upper Baker River Valley with his wife and three daughters.

Programs of Study

  • Adventure Education
  • Health Education

Courses Taught in Adventure Education

  • AP2010 ­– Foundations of Adventure Education
  • AP2400 – Canoe Paddling Fundamentals
  • AP2500 – Natural History and Ecology for Adventure Educators
  • AP3101 – Immersion – Wilderness Expedition
  • AP3210 – Environmental Education: Theory and Practice
  • AP3301 – Immersion – Adventure Leadership & Group Management
  • AP3320 – Adventure Education Philosophy and Theories
  • AP3500 – Adventure Education Processing and Facilitation
  • AP3510 – Outdoor Skills Clinical
  • AP3201 – Human-Nature Relationship
  • AP4200 – Teaching Assistantship in Adventure Education
  • EE5105 – Risk Management for Experiential Education


  • Master Maine Guide
  • PSIA – Nordic/Downhill Level 3
  • Avalanche Level 1
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR / AED


Ed.D. Learning, Leadership and Community: Plymouth State University
M.Sc. Forestry: University of Maine
B.Sc. Environmental Studies/Biology: St. Lawrence University