Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Charlsena F. Stone, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS

Associate Professor and Director of Therapeutic Recreation

Charlsena F. Stone, Ph.D., TRS/CTRS Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation University of North Carolina at Greensboro
249 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 334-4481 (office)
(336) 256-1156 (fax)

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Stone is an Associate Professor and Director of Therapeutic Recreation in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work focuses on therapeutic and special recreation services. She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Sociology. Her master's degree is in Recreation Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. is in Special Education from the same university. She has extensive experience in clinical and community therapeutic recreation settings at Duke University Medical Center, the University of North Carolina Hospitals, and Raleigh Parks and Recreation. She is actively involved with professional committee work in the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. She was the recipient of the School of HHP Teaching Excellence Award in 2000, and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Society´s Best TR Instructor Award in 2003. She also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005. Her work has appeared in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, American Journal of Recreation Therapy, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, SCHOLE, and the Journal of Leisurability

Dr. Stone' research interests include The cultural competency of recreation, parks, and tourism professionals and educators, and its impact on leisure service delivery.

News & Events

Graduation Info

Advising for Summer and Fall 2014

CTR Club Officer Candidates
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Jennifer Pegram, winner of the Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium Scholarship
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Lee Parfitt, winner of the Academy of Leisure Sciences Future Scholars
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Peggy Harris, winner of the NCRPS Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
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CTR Students Graduating in Dec 2013 With Honors
Kayla Cook-Summa Cum Laude
Sarah McPherson-Summa Cum Laude
Jocelyn Moon-Summa Cum Laude
Devyn Ziegler-Summa Cum Laude
Sage Rubenstein-Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Tyler-Magna Cum Laude
Denise Blanchfield-Cum Laude
Chelsea Boccardo-Cum Laude
Lauren Brady-Cum Laude
Andrea Redden-Cum Laude
Chelsea Tysinger-Cum Laude

Please join us Summer 2014 in the online course CTR 102-Creating a Meaningful Life a syllabus

Study finds 3rd lowest unemployment rate among recent graduates with recreation related degrees the full report