Department Chair

Laurie Harmon  Profile of Laurie Harmon  Office hours

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.

Academic Department Associate

Janet Craig  Profile of Janet Craig

Academic Department Associate
2038 Health Science Center
jcraig@uwlax.edu
608.785.8207

Department People

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

Jon Evans  Profile of Jon Evans

Associate Lecturer
2040 Health Science Center
jevans@uwlax.edu
608.785.8209

Laurie Harmon  Profile of Laurie Harmon  Office hours

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

RMTR Faculty Paddle Boarding & Kayaking at Fall Retreat

RMTR Faculty on paddle boards at summer retreat