Information for

Corey W. Johnson


Corey Johnson

Contact information

Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2209

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32716



Research interests

My theorizing and qualitative inquiry focuses its attention on the power relations between dominant (white, male, heterosexual, etc.) and non-dominant populations in the cultural contexts of leisure. This examination provides important insight into both the privileging and discriminatory practices that occur in contemporary leisure settings. I also see my research as complimentary to both  classroom instruction and professional service, and I use advocacy, activism, civic-engagement, service-learning and community partnerships to create unique learning opportunities for individuals and institutions. This synergy is particularly relevant as it increases the quality, level, and number of services offered in a given community.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with related research interests:

  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Critical theories (feminism, queer theory, critical race theories, Marxism, etc.)

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Experiential education
  • Philosophy of science
  • Qualitative research
  • Social justice
  • Leisure theory
  • Therapeutic recreation


REC 252: Therapeutic Recreation: Physical Disabilities

REC 663: Foundations for Qualitative Inquiry 


    BS Ed (Bowling Green)

    MS (North Carolina - Chapel Hill)

    PhD (Georgia)

    Selected publications

    See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

    University of Waterloo