Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Mini-Interview with Dr. Stuart J. Schleien, Professor and Chair


Tell us a little about yourself.


I have lived in Greensboro and served as Department Chair at UNCG for the past 14 + years. I serve as the Director of Graduate Study. I have enjoyed both the university and city immensely. Prior to moving to North Carolina, I was a professor at the University of Minnesota for 15 years.

What do you like to do for leisure?
[SJS]: By far, my most enjoyable activity is spending time with my family. I enjoy camping, walking trails, swimming, reading, and watching movies, to name a few. I am also an avid tennis player.
[Interviewer]: Why should students come to UNCG to study in Community and Therapeutic Recreation?
[SJS]: UNCG is a mid-sized university, located in the beautiful city of Greensboro. You will find our faculty to be a collection of warm and caring individuals, and some of the finest teachers and mentors that you will ever meet. There is a good deal of research and grant writing taking place here, and a large amount of interdisciplinary scholarship. In addition to a great department, we are on a very dynamic campus, with excellent recreational and sports opportunities, and a great student recreation center. The climate is exceptional, with extremely long spring and fall seasons (remember, I moved here from Minnesota!). It is a joy to be at this great university and chairing the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation. Come see for yourself!


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