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Specialty area(s)

*     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

Brief biography

Dr. Brian E Kumm-Schaley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  His scholarship concerns the affective and emotive dimensions of leisure in the contexts of popular culture and media, specifically in relation to music, television/film, and other creative, expressive arts.  The impetus of his scholarship is to generate critical yet affirmative interrogations of contemporary social conditions, or ways of living, that give rise to common leisure behaviors and practices. Ultimately, his scholarship attempts to emphasize potentials for thinking, feeling, and living differently in relation to these social conditions to engender more hopeful, humane, and joyful futures.

Current courses at UWL

REC 306:  Environmental Ethics, Outdoor Recreation, & Natural Resources (fall)      

REC 711:  Management in Leisure Services (spring)                                                  

REC 215:  Introduction to Community Recreation (spring)                                 

REC 301:  Leadership & Programming in Recreation                               

REC 402/502:  Risk Management in Leisure Services                                         

REC 449: Internship & Professional Preparation                       

Education

Ph.D. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May 2015

Recreation and Leisure Studies | Department of Counseling and Human Development Services

Dissertation: Modest Experiments in Living: Intensities of Life

*Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Methodologies

 

M.A. The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, December 2011                                                       

Recreation and Leisure Studies | Department of Counseling and Human Development Services

Thesis: A Shaman, A Sherpa, and A Healer: A Post-Intentional Phenomenology of Songwriting

 

 B.S. The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, May 1999                                                                                                     

Recreation and Park Management

Research and publishing

Kumm, B. E., Harmon, L. K., Evans, K., Plunkett, D., & Wduch, D. (2019). The benefits of collaboration: From curriculum mapping to a community of practice. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 34(2), 71-83.

Kumm, B. E., & Berbary, L. A. (2019).  Questions for Post-Qualitative Inquiry: Conversations-to-Come.  Leisure Sciences, 40(1/2), 71-84.

Kumm, B. E., Johnson, C. W. (2018). In the garden of domestic dystopia: Racial delirium and playful interference. Leisure Studies.

Kumm, B. E., & Pate, J. A. (2018). Joyful Digressions: Going Gonzo. Qualitative Inquiry.

Kumm, B., E., & Johnson, C. W. (2017). Subversive imagination: Smoothing space for leisure, identity, and politics. In, K. Spracklen, B. Lashua, E. Sharpe, & M. B. Swain (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory (pp. 891-910). London, UK: Palgrave.

Kudos

published

Brian Kumm-Schaley, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, co-authored the article "Emotional Pedagogies: Strategies for Engaging Social Justice in the Classroom" in SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education published on July 23 by Routledge.

Submitted on: July 27

 

published

Brian Kumm-Schaley, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, co-authored the article "The Future is Unwritten: Listening to the Rhythms of COVID-19" in Leisure Sciences published on Friday, June 26 by Routledge.

Submitted on: June 26

 

published

Brian Kumm-Schaley, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, co-authored the article "The Time Machine: Leisure Science (Fiction) and Futurology " in "Leisure Sciences" published on Feb. 21, 2018 by Taylor & Francis. One of the premier academic journals in leisure research, this is a 40th Anniversary Special Issue "Looking Back, Looking Forward: 40 Years of Leisure Sciences"

Submitted on: Feb. 22, 2018