Deem, Jeremy

photo - Jeremy DeemJeremy Deem

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education and Social Sciences

Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge/Dillon
Office: Room 206


  • Bachelor of Arts, History, The Ohio University
  • Master of Arts, History, Colorado State University
  • Doctorate of Education, Curriculum Design & Innovation, University of Northern Colorado (expected completion 2018)

photo - Jeremy Deem group shotHighlighted Courses

  • OUT 104 – Himalayan Trekking
  • OUT 112 – Mountain Orientation
  • OUT 114 – Canyon Orientation
  • OUT 115 – Snow Orientation
  • OUT 116 – River Orientation
  • OUT 137 – Whitewater Kayaking
  • HWE-139 – Wilderness First Responder
  • HUM 137 – Wilderness & the American Ethic
  • HIS 205 – American Environmental History
  • HIS 208 – American Indian History
  • HIS 225 – Colorado History
  • HIS 252 – History of India
  • SUS 321 – Leadership, Ethics, and Social Responsibility

Relevant Interests

  • Skiing, Mountain Biking, Adventure Travel, Wilderness Preservation, Social Equity, Whitewater!

I unknowingly began my career in education when I started river guiding in West Virginia during the mid-90s. That led me to a position with the Colorado Outward Bound School, where I instructed teenagers in the arts of rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and backpacking for seven seasons.

During this time I had the fortune of traveling to developing nations across the globe in search of adventure, and ended up learning firsthand the situational disparities that exist throughout communities everywhere. I landed at Colorado Mountain College in 2009, assisting on a winter camping course, and I was hooked. My passion is to develop meaningful and inspirational courses that students can connect to their own passions and goals.