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Associate Professor of Outdoor Education, Montreat College

Ken Kalisch has been teaching at Montreat College since 2008. He serves as the coordinator for the Outdoor Ministry major and the Leadership minor. Professor Kalisch is widely known in the field of outdoor education due to his lifelong commitment to wilderness programming and camp ministry. He has written a popular textbook for leadership training titled The Role of the Instructor in the Outward Bound Educational Process. In addition, he has contributed to his profession over the years by conducting leadership training programs, presenting at numerous conferences, and writing journal articles.

Prior to arriving at Montreat, Professor Kalisch served for 30 years at Wheaton College’s Honey Rock campus in northern Wisconsin as an assistant professor of Christian education and kinesiology, as well as a year-round program manager. Among many long-standing programs he developed, the High Road Wilderness Program served thousands of teenagers, youth at risk, college students, and adults.


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    Associate Professor of Outdoor Education, Montreat College