Graduate faculty

RM & TR Graduate Program Director


Tara Delong Profile of Tara Delong Office hours
Associate Lecturer
2041 Health Science Center
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
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.

Namyun Kil Profile of Namyun Kil
Assistant Professor
2042 Health Science Center
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
Specialty areas:

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

Brian Kumm-Schaley Profile of Brian Kumm-Schaley
Assistant Professor
2049 Health Science Center
Specialty areas:

*     Leisure and personal experience

*     Affect and impersonal experience

*     Leisure and culture

*     Qualitative and postqualitative inquiry

*     Politics of leisure

*     Deleuze & Deleuzian approaches to leisure

Gretchen Newhouse Profile of Gretchen Newhouse
Associate Professor
2047 Health Science Center
Specialty areas:

constraints to outdoor recreation for individuals with larger bodies, experiential education, international travel, and career development

Daniel Plunkett Profile of Daniel Plunkett Office hours
Assistant Professor
2043 Health Science Center
Specialty areas:

Outdoor recreation, tourism, place attachment, social media and recreation/tourism

Nancy Richeson Profile of Nancy Richeson
Associate Professor
2030 Health Science Center
Specialty areas: Non-drug approaches to care for older adults; Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Health Care; Evidence-Based Practice in Recreational Therapy
Lisa Savarese Profile of Lisa Savarese Office hours
2046 Health Science Center
Specialty areas:

Adapted recreation and sports; leisure across the lifespan