Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Nancy J. Gladwell, Re.D., CPRP

Nancy J. Gladwell, Re.D., CPRP Indiana University
Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation University of North Carolina at Greensboro
204 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 334-3261 (office)
(336) 256-1156 (fax)

Curriculum Vita

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.

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