Joshua Roe, M.A.

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Student

M.A. in Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University 
B.A. in Spanish and International Studies, Moreheard State University (2004)

Office: FLG 206K
Address: P.O. Box 118208, Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
Contact: (352) 294-1682


Joshua Roe finished a BA in Spanish and International Studies at Morehead State University in 2004. He promptly set out to work as a mountaineering guide and linguist for a rock climbing and international mountaineering guide service based in the US. From there, he worked as a back country guide and Wilderness EMT in Alaska and Arizona with jaunts to Korea, Spain, Ecuador, and several other countries along the way. After working in the outdoor recreation industry for seven years, Joshua settled into a MA program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His thesis focused on the cultural and economic impacts of a rail-trail in a rural mountain community in the Appalachian region of the United States. He graduated with honors from both MSU and ASU and has presented at conferences centered on recreation and cultural studies. Now working under the advisement of Dr. Holly Donohoe, Joshua is a PhD student planning to conduct his research on vector-borne illness prevention in outdoor recreation.

Research Interests:

  • Disease prevention and risk mitigation among outdoor recreation enthusiasts and employees
  • Active Transportation
  • Bicycling Culture and Rail-trails
  • Entrepreneurship and Employment in Outdoor Recreation


  • LEI 2181: Leisure and Contemporary Society