Community and Therapeutic Recreation

James Sellers, Ed.D.
Professor of Recreation and Parks Management
Leisure Services Management

James Sellers, Ed.D. Leisure Services Management
Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation University of North Carolina at Greensboro
420 HHP Building, 1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27412
(336) 334-5327 (office)
(336) 256-1156 (fax)

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Sellers is a Professor in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His work focuses on management in the public and private non-profit sectors of the leisure service delivery system. He has served as president of a park planning firm specializing in the planning, development, and management of recreation and park areas and has served as planning, design, and management consultant to numerous public and private non-profit recreation and park agencies. He has prepared numerous master plans, general development plans, book chapters, and technical reports. His work has been published in a variety of publications, including the North Carolina Recreation and Park Review, Parks and Recreation Resources, American City and County, and Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

Dr. Sellers' research interests include history and philosophy of recreation and parks, resource planning and development, site planning and design, budgeting and fiscal management.

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