Christopher L. Kowalski - Author

Christopher L. Kowalski is an associate professor, Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa.

He joined the faculty of the Division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services in 2000.

He also serves as a research coordinator for the Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program at the University of Northern Iowa.

He holds a doctorate from the University of Northern Iowa, a master of science in recreation management from the University of Idaho, and a BA in psychology, sociology, and criminal justice from Creighton University.

He has supervised community and youth recreation programs for over 20 years in Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas, as well as abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

His research interests are coaching, youth leadership, and self-efficacy in the recreation field.

Community Parks and Recreation



Recreation and Leisure Programming


Youth Work