Leandra Bedini, Ph.D., CTRS
420 HHP Building, 1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27412
(336) 334-3260 (office)
336) 256-1156 (fax)
Dr. Bedini is a Professor and Director of Graduate Study 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 is NCTRC certified and has worked as a recreation therapist with children and youth with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities in hospital, school, and community recreation settings. She is the author of several book chapters and her research has been published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Sciences, Leisure Studies, SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Tourism Management, Parks and Recreation, and Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration. She was recognized in North Carolina as Outstanding Educator in Therapeutic Recreation. She has also been the recipient of the Professional Research Award from the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and the Scholarly Achievement Award from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.
Dr. Bedini' research interests include the leisure caregivers of older adults, attitudes toward people with disabilities, and women with disabilities.