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David Erbe
Assistant Professor of Adventure Sports


David Erbe

Assistant Professor of Adventure Sports

Academic area: Adventure Sports


David Erbe is a Professor of Adventure Sports at Garrett College in McHenry, MD and an Instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School in Moab, UT. Professor Erbe spends his time rock climbing, paddling, mountain biking, backpacking and traveling domestically and internationally.

Academic Degrees

  • MA in College Student Development with a concentration in College Outdoor Program Administration
  • BS in Environmental Science and Technology, Minor in Sustainability


  • Erbe, D. & Hill, A. “Student Success through Outdoor Orientation Programs” OutdoorEd.com, December 2016.

Awards & Honors

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor
  • PSIA Telemark Skiing Instructor Awards: Presidential Youth Volunteer Service Award 2006, AORE Bill March Student Achievement Award 2013, AORE Student Scholarship Recipient 2015


  • Backcountry Living
  • Rock Climbing
  • Leave No Trace
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Search & Rescue
  • Intro to Adventuresports
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Program Planning & Management
  • Practicum Preparation & Internship


  • "Building Success through Outdoor Orientation Programs" 2015, "Working with Difficult Participants" 2015, "Furthering Educational Opportunities in Outdoor Programming" 2016


  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, American Mountain Guide Association, American Alpine Club, American Canoe Association, Professional Ski Instructors of America


  • Outdoor Education, Adventure Recreation, Leadership, Photography, Music