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Paul Twardock

Professor; Chair of Outdoor Studies

• M.B.A. Alaska Pacific University
• B.A. Recreation and Parks Administration, Western Illinois University

Paul has worked and taught at Alaska Pacific since 1988. He is the author of Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound. He founded the Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium and the Alaska Natural History Symposium. His research includes studying over 200 campsites in Prince William Sound, monitoring them for impact, invasive species, and changes due to global warming.

Besides sea kayaking, his outdoor interests are nordic and Telemark skiing, running, whitewater canoeing/kayaking/packrafting, and extended wilderness trips. His trips include kayaking the length of the Alaska Peninsula, the first modern day kayaking expedition to the Shumigan Islands, and kayaking from Cordova to Homer the hard way!

Paul is an active writer, for example writing for Sea Kayaker magazine. He teaches the business curriculum of Outdoor Studies and many of the core classes.