Christopher L. Kowalski, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor - Leisure, Youth & Human Services

Dr. Christopher Kowalski has been with the LYHS Division at UNI since 2000.  Along with teaching classes in the area of youth development, his other duties include advising the students interested in Community Parks & Recreation and Youth Services. He is a founding member of Just For Kicks, a research and service collaboration specializing in research and publication in youth athletics.


(319) 273-3528
(319) 273-5958
Office Location: 

WRC 239

Mailing Address: 

University of Northern Iowa
239 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241


BA: Creighton University
MA: University of Idaho
Ed.D: University of Northern Iowa

Research Interests 

Youth Worker Efficacy, Coaching Confidence; Leisure Program Involvement - Benefits and Constraints to Participation

Courses Taught 

LYHS 3157 - Introduction to Youth Development: LYHS 3050 Management of LYHS; LYHS 2020 Leadership in LYHS; LYHS 2336 Planning Strategies in Nonprofit Youth-Serving Agencies; LYHS 6416 Youth Development in Nonprofit Organizations