Graduate Faculty

A well-qualified graduate faculty represents a broad range of knowledge and professional skills and interests.  Faculty members have gained professional expertise from leisure service agencies, health care agencies, and from leadership and consultant roles held in local, state, and national professional organizations.

Ardovino Ardovino, Patricia, Ph.D., C.T.R.S., C.P.R.P., Associate Professor. Ph.D. Indiana University (Leisure Studies). M.A. Ohio State University, (Adapted Physical Education). B.S. Ohio State University (Physical Education). Interest Areas: Therapeutic Recreation and Corrections, Inclusive Recreation, and Recreation for Wounded Warriors.
2050 Health Science Center
608.785.8217
ardovino.patr@uwlax.edu
    
Berns Gretchen Newhouse, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Recreation Management Program Internship Coordinator. Ph.D. University of New Mexico (Health, Physical Education, & Recreation). M.S. Eastern Kentucky University (Sports Administration). B.S. Taylor University (Business Administration/Computer Information Systems). Interest Areas: Self-efficacy, Internships, Outdoor Recreation, Experiential Education.
2047 Health Science Center
608.785.8209
gnewhouse@uwlax.edu
   
Jin Young Chung Jin Young Chung, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. Ph.D. Texas A&M University (Tourism). MSc. University of Surrey, U.K. (Tourism). B.A. Yonsei University, South Korea (Political Science). Interest areas: Tourist behavior, Quality of Life, Destination marketing, Revenue management and pricing
2042 Health Science Center
608.785.8212
jchung@uwlax.edu
   
Head shot of Tara DeLong Tara DeLong,
2041 Health Science Center
608.785.8203
tdelong@uwlax.edu
   
Laurie Harmon Laurie Harmon, Ph.D, RLA, Assistant Professor. Ph.D (Leisure Studies), The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. (Park, Recreation, and Tourism Resources), Michigan State University, BLA (Landscape Architecture), Michigan State University. Interest areas: Person-place relationship in natural resource based settings, technology and outdoor recreation/education, sustainability, and environmental advocacy.
2043 Health Science Center
608.785.8204
lharmon@uwlax.edu
   
Holland Jearold Holland, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ph.D., (Educational Administration of Higher Education), University of Wisconsin-Madison. M.S. (Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.S. (Educational Administration), University of Wisconsin-Madison. B.S. (Recreation), North Carolina A & T State University. Interest Areas: Therapeutic Recreation for Minority Groups, Therapeutic Recreation, Under-representation in Higher Education, Recreation Administration.
2052 Health Science Center
608.785.8214
jholland@uwlax.edu
   
Stephen Lewis Lewis, Stephen, M.S., CTRS, Lecturer. Ph.D. (in progress: Leisure Behavior major with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation), Indiana University. M.S. (Recreation and Leisure Service Administration), Florida State University. B.S. (Recreation and Leisure Service Administration with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation), Florida State University. Interest areas: Adults with severe mental illness; obesity-stigma as a constraint to leisure; negotiation of leisure spaces by people identifying as transgender and gender variant; narrative inquiry.
2042 Health Science Center
608.785.8202
lewis.step@uwlax.edu
   
Murray Murray, Susan "BOON", Ed.D., C.C.L.S., C.T.R.S., Professor. Ed.D., Temple University (Sport Management and Leisure Studies-Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis). M.S., University of Memphis (Department of Human Movement Sciences and Education-Recreation Emphasis). B.S. (Music Education), Wichita State University. Interest Areas: Clinical Supervision for TR Interns and Specialists, TR Interns and Student Reflective Journals, Beginning and Professional Portfolios, Lived Experience Research (Phenomenology), Expressive Arts and Facilitation Techniques in TR.
2048 Health Science Center
608.785.8199
murray.sus2@uwlax.edu
    
Navar Navar, Nancy, Re.D., C.T.R.S., Professor. Re.D. (Therapeutic Recreation), Indiana University. M.S. (Therapeutic Recreation), Indiana University. B.S. (Elementary Education), University of Dayton. Interest Areas: Professionalization in Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Education, Counseling and Facilitation Techniques, Chemical Dependency Treatment, Women's Issues in Leisure.
2044 Health Science Center
608.785.8213
navar.nanc@uwlax.edu
    
Head shot of Lisa Savarese Lisa Savarese, MS, CTRS, Associate Lecturer (Therapeutic Recreation). MS (Therapeutic Recreation) University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, BA (Psychology) Loyola University Maryland. Interest Areas: Therapeutic Recreation Across the Lifespan, Leisure Education, Outdoor Recreation.
2042 Health Science Center
608.785.8210
lsavarese@uwlax.edu
   
Simpson Simpson, Steven, Ph.D. Professor. Ph.D. (Education with emphasis in Recreation), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. M.A. (Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. B.S. (Recreation Resource Management), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Interest Areas: Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education, Environmental Ethics.
2046 Health Science Center
608.785.8216
simpson.stev@uwlax.edu
   
Widuch Daniel Widuch, M.S. Senior Lecturer. (Recreation Management) University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. M.S.Ed.(College Student Personnel) University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. B.S. (Major: Philosophy, Major: Political Science) University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Associate (Civil Engineering Technology) Madison Area Technical College. Interest Areas: Leisure Philosophy and Lifestyles, Life Pace and Career Development (Certified Career Development Facilitator) Recreational Programming.
2046 Health Science Center
608.785.8208
dwiduch@uwlax.edu