Dr. Andy Fields

Dr. Andy Fields joined the Board of Directors in September 2010 and currently serves as the Vice President of the PCIA as well as the Indoor Course Provider Liaison. He is a provider for both the indoor and outdoor certifications. Dr. Fields has been teaching climbing courses since 1998 and has supported the PCIA since inception.

Dr. Fields is currently the Director of University Recreation at Central Washington University in the eastern Cascades. He is also the founding Dean of Health and Human Kinetics for McCall College in Idaho; and was the founding Director of Outdoor Education and the Stanford Leadership Institute at Stanford University. His scholarly research involves leadership development among adult learners, primarily in a wilderness context.

Dr. Fields holds a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership, an M.S. in Adventure-Based Management and Outdoor Leadership, a B.S. in Environmental Recreation, and an A.A. in Liberal Studies. In addition, Dr. Fields holds numerous professional certifications that encompass a wide variety of disciplines. Although he engages and instructs in many outdoor pursuits, he has a special passion and vigor for the climbing profession.