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

Advising for Spring 2015

Upcoming Conferene Info:
Please plan to join us at our annual UNCG-CTR Alumni and Friends Luncheon during the NCRPA Conference in Wilmington, NC. This luncheon ("dutch treat") will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. We will be eating and socializing at The George on the Riverwalk, 128 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

The entire CTR faculty and staff sincerely hope that you will join us for this fun event.