Charlsena F. Stone, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS
Associate Professor and Director of Therapeutic Recreation
249 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 334-4481 (office)
(336) 256-1156 (fax)
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.