Leisure and community researcher profiles

Lisbeth Berbary

Lisbeth Berbary

Associate 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 and doctoral dissertation supervisor


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

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 Grimwood

Bryan S. R. Grimwood

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
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

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

Kimberly Lopez

Kimberly J. Lopez

Assistant Professor

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

Research interests: narrative inquiry; participatory action research; community engagement; qualitative methods and methodologies; critical social theories; caring and care work; leisure, wellness, well-being, and health; inclusive/therapeutic recreation and leisure; leisure, aging, and later life; difference and marginalization; digital storytelling, body mapping, photo-elicitation and photo voice, digital, arts-based methods and representation

Heather L. Mair

Heather L. Mair

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

Katie Misener

Katie Misener

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Approved master's and doctoral dissertation supervisor

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

Zara Rafferty

Zara Rafferty

Continuing Lecturer

Approved master's committee member

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