Candice M. Bruton, Ph.D.
209 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 256-0431 (office)
336) 256-1156 (fax)
Dr. Candice M. Bruton, Ph. D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation. Community recreation has been the focus of Dr. Bruton's career as both a professional practitioner and as a scholar. Her experience as a practitioner has included positions in non-profit and municipal agencies. In the non-profit arena she has managed youth and adult sports, after school care, and day camps. In municipal recreation she has planned and managed trails and greenways, special events, and has led system-wide park planning and development efforts. Dr. Bruton's primary research interest is understanding how public parks and facilities promote physical activity and well-being among residents of urban environments. She examines the characteristics of built and natural environments as well as landscape preferences associated with each. Her secondary research examines relationships between the availability and quality of public parks and facilities across area race/ethnicity and income compositions and health disparities. Dr. Bruton's research has appeared in the Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, Loisir, and World Leisure. Currently, Dr. Bruton is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA). Previously, she has served as a NRPA Southern Regional Council Representation.