Jennifer Wentz, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Parks, Recreation and Sport

Undergraduate Degree Program Coordinator, PRS

Parks, Recreation and Sport

Director of Internships

Parks, Recreation and Sport

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