Graduate faculty

Going further, doing more

RM & TR Graduate Program Director

Faculty

Tara Delong  Profile of Tara Delong  Office hours

Lecturer
2041 Health Science Center
tdelong@uwlax.edu
608.785.8203

Specialty areas:

Mental Health, Health education, capacity building, group facilitation, trauma informed care, and cultural humility

Laurie Harmon  Profile of Laurie Harmon  Office hours

Associate Professor
2044 Health Science Center
lharmon@uwlax.edu
608.785.8213

Specialty areas:

My primary areas of research are social-psychological outcomes of nature-based recreation including how we come to know and get connected to places, technology and the outdoors, and the scholarship of teaching & learning.  I particularly enjoy the work I do using underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to get youth and adults connected to aquatic environments.

Namyun Kil  Profile of Namyun Kil

Assistant Professor
2048 Health Science Center
nkil@uwlax.edu
608.785.8214

Specialty areas:

Evidence-based therapeutic interventions (e.g., nature and forest therapy, forest bathing, ecotherapy, mindfulness); Interactions between humans and the environment (e.g., place attachment, place meanings, community attachment); Health and well-being (e.g., behavioral, mental, emotional, environmental); Measurement and evaluation in therapeutic recreation; GIS applications to community integration/inclusion, health promotion, and recreation resource planning and management

Lindsey Kirschbaum  Profile of Lindsey Kirschbaum

Associate Lecturer
2041 Health Science Center
lkirschbaum@uwlax.edu
608.785.8217

Specialty areas:

Developmental/Physical Disabilities, Sensory Integration, Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment, Sibling Support

Brian Kumm-Schaley  Profile of Brian Kumm-Schaley  Office hours

Assistant Professor
2049 Health Science Center
bkumm-schaley@uwlax.edu
608.785.8212

Specialty areas:

*     Community recreation and social belonging

*     Leisure and personal experience

*     Affect and impersonal experience

*     Leisure and culture

*     Qualitative and postqualitative inquiry

*     Politics of leisure

*     Deleuze & Deleuzian approaches to research and leisure

Daniel Plunkett  Profile of Daniel Plunkett  Office hours

Assistant Professor
2044 Health Science Center
dplunkett@uwlax.edu
608.785.8204

Specialty areas:

Outdoor recreation, tourism, place attachment, social media use in recreation/tourism

Lisa Savarese  Profile of Lisa Savarese

Lecturer
2046 Health Science Center
lsavarese@uwlax.edu
608.785.8202

Specialty areas:

Adapted sports and therapeutic recreation