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Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RT Director's Position in Psych Hospital

Cumberland Hall Hospital is searching for their next Director of Recreational Services. The candidate would be responsible for coordinating and providing therapeutic activities, implementing and updating policies, providing supervision of Recreation Therapy staff and ordering all supplies for the department. Cumberland Hall is a psychiatric hospital located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Address: 270 Walton Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 Phone: (270) 886-1919

Monday, September 26, 2016

Active Aging Week

This is Active Aging Week (Sept 25th - Oct 1st). See http://activeagingweek.com/

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Faculty Opening at La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track Therapeutic Recreation position as Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. Applicants need expertise to (a) teach introductory and upper division therapeutic recreation core courses (undergraduate and graduate); (b) conduct scholarly activity such as research and grant writing activities, and advise undergraduate research and graduate projects and theses; and, © provide relevant professional and university service. Applicants need the ability to teach elective coursework related to one or more TR roles/settings. Starting Date: August 28, 2017 The UWL Therapeutic Recreation program is an independent major, housed within the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation in the College of Science and Health. The Program serves more than 300 undergraduate and master-level TR students, is accredited by COAPRT, and is among the top ten colleges producing certified therapeutic recreation specialists with an exceptional passing rate on the national certification examination. Six collaborative and professionally involved faculty members deliver a curriculum with 13+ therapeutic recreation core and elective courses and a service-minded Therapeutic Recreation Club. Faculty have opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate grant-funded research projects and be involved with a wide range of community service activities. Applications received by October 15, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Videos to Introduce Two New RT Books

Links for videos: Managment Functions in Recreational Therapy: https://youtu.be/qO7KVFgY4WU Recreational Therapy: An Introduction (4th edition): https://youtu.be/oKBSTTLkG7Y

Friday, September 02, 2016

Faculty Position at Georgia Southern

Recreation Program in Georgia Southern University’s School of Human Ecology is excited to announce that we are seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Recreation. The Recreation Program offers three undergraduate emphasis areas: Outdoor Recreation, Recreational Therapy, and Tourism and Community Leisure Services. The successful candidate should have demonstrated teaching experience and expertise that will enable contributions in teaching a variety of undergraduate Recreation core curriculum courses. The preferred candidate will have the ability to teach courses in Recreational Therapy. Candidates with expertise in the program’s other emphasis areas will also be considered. Screening of applications begins November 15, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2017.