Jennifer Wentz, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Parks, Recreation and Sport

Undergraduate Degree Program Coordinator, PRS

Parks, Recreation and Sport

Director of Internships

Parks, Recreation and Sport

Graduate Emphasis Area Coordinator, PRT

School of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-2914
Address 105B Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building


  • PhD, 2020 University of Missouri
  • ME, 2006 University of Houston
  • BA, 2003 University of Northern Iowa

Research Summary

Wentz’s research interests are in the area recreation, leisure and sport specifically related to social aspects and/or physical activity influences within recreation and leisure settings. Additionally, she has a research interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.


  • Pre-Internship Seminar
  • Private and Commercial Recreation Principles and Practice
  • Administration and Organizational Behavior
  • Personnel Management and Leadership
  • Internship
  • Program and Event Development
  • Practicum Experience


  • University of Houston, Assistant Director Aquatics and Safety, 2005-2009
  • University of Houston, Health and Human Performance Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2009
  • University of Houston, Graduate Assistant Aquatics and Safety, 2004-2005
  • Yokota Air Force base, Japan, Project Coordinator, Camp Adventure Aquatics Program, Summer 2005
  • Aberdeen Family YMCA, Aquatics Director, 2003-2004
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola MWR, Assistant Facility Manger/Recreation Assistant, May-Sept. 2003
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola MWR, Recreation Assistant Intern, Jan.-May 2003