Nancy J. Gladwell, Re.D., CPRP
420 HHP Building, 1408 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27412
(336) 334-3261 (office)
(336) 256-1156 (fax)
Dr. Gladwell is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Recreation and Parks Management Program. Prior to entering academia, she worked in municipal recreation, commercial recreation, and corporate recreation. She brings her experience as a professional practitioner into the classroom to demonstrate the linkage between theory and practice. Currently, Dr. Gladwell is on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA), serves as the Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE) representative to the National Recreation and Park Association's Southern Regional Council, and is the chair of the NCRPA Professional Certification Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of SPRE and was vice-chair and member of the National Recreation and Park Association's National Certification Board for six years. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Travel Research, Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Tourism Management, TRENDS, The North Carolina Review, and American City and County.
Dr. Gladwell's research interests include financing of local governmental recreation and parks agencies; management issues; and the impact of family caregiving on leisure and leisure travel.