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Lisbeth Berbary.

Lisbeth Berbary

Assistant Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: social change; inclusivity and equity; interconnections among race, class, gender, ability, sexuality, status; improvisational qualitative methodologies; arts-based and creative analytic practices; macro social theories (ie. critical, critical race, feminism(s), post-structural, queer, post-humanism); bisexual/pansexual erasure and biphobia

Karla Boluk

Karla Boluk

Assistant Professor

Approved master's supervisor

Research interests: ethical consumption, fair trade, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, volunteer tourism

Sherry Dupuis.

Sherry L. Dupuis

Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor


Research interests: culture change in long-term care; dementia and dementia care; leisure, aging and care; leisure, health and wellness; arts-based research; participatory action research

Leeann Ferries

Leeann Ferries

Continuing Lecturer, Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies

Approved master's committee member

Research interests: therapeutic recreation, evidence-based practice, leisure and persons with disabilities, leisure and mental health

Troy Glover

Troy D. Glover

Professor, Department Chair

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: urban recreation, place meanings, social capital development, grassroots organizing, and narrative inquiry

Bryan S. R. Grimwood

Bryan S. R. Grimwood

Assistant Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: geographies of nature-based travel; tourism, outdoor recreation, and leisure; tourism ethics and environmental responsibility; arctic tourism, livelihoods, and special places; community-based participatory research; experiential education and outdoor learning

Mark Havitz

Mark E. Havitz

Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Note: Mark is no longer accepting new doctoral students as supervisor as he is nearing retirement.

Research interests: marketing (especially in not-for-profit settings), ego involvement with leisure activity over time, psychological commitment to leisure providers and places over time, family vacations, leisure and identity, leisure and unemployment

Corey Johnson

Corey W. Johnson

Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: dominant and non-dominant relations in leisure contexts, inclusive recreation and disability, masculinity, sexual and gender identity, activism and anti-hegemonic volunteering, cultural and digital media, qualitative methods - ethnography, collective memory and creative analytic practice

Heather L. Mair

Heather L. Mair

Associate Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: leisure, tourism and sport policy development; food and leisure; the politics of tourism and rural development; leisure, tourism, sport and community development; critical and qualitative inquiry

Ron McCarville

Ron E. McCarville

Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: marketing, management, consumer behaviour, persuasion, service quality

Katie Misener

Katie Misener

Assistant Professor

Approved masters' supervisor

Research interests: nonprofit management, organizational capacity, community sport organizations, sport and social capital, social responsibility through sport, service-learning

Steven E. Mock

Steven E. Mock

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: lifespan development, sexual minority development, leisure as a coping resource, social nature of coping and decision-making, retirement planning

Diana Parry

Diana C. Parry

Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interest: women's leisure, gender, health and well-being, qualitative inquiry, feminist theory

Luke Potwarka

Luke R. Potwarka

Assistant Professor

Approved master's supervisor

Research interests: consumer behaviour related to sport events, exploring the role of mega-sport events in the promotion of physical activity and sport participation, exploring commercial and tourism-related responses to mega-sport events, cognitive function and leisure/sport participation

Zara Rafferty.

Zara Rafferty

Lecturer

Approved master's committee member

Research interests: leisure and the arts, qualitative inquiry, inclusion in leisure contexts, experiential education, child and youth leisure

Bryan Smale.

Bryan Smale

Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: leisure, health, and well-being of individuals and communities; social indicators research; spatial analysis of leisure and well-being; time use allocation

Wade Wilson.

Wade Wilson

Lecturer

Approved master's committee member

Research interests: sport psychology, applied sport psychology, sociology of physical activity, well-being, and sport