Kenneth Mobily, Ph.D., Professor, Health and Human Physiology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, United States
Ken Mobily have three primary areas of scholarship: therapeutic recreation, ethics, and disability studies. All three also intersect at the idea of inclusion. Within therapeutic recreation he have completed a considerable number of studies that examine exercise behavior among older adults: what motivates them to begin exercise, and what gets them to "stick with it." A recent publication in this area is entitled "Aquatic exercise among older adults: A qualitative investigation." Second, he have written over decades on the ethics of therapeutic recreation with an eye toward it becoming excessively limiting and clinical. A recent publication in this area is "The Social Construction of the Moral Values of Activity." Disability studies is an area that naturally is concerned with inclusion and he have recently started a research projects in this area, with a recent publication titled "Eugenics and the playground movement."
Rodney Dieser, Ph.D., Professor, Leisure, Youth and Human Services, University of Northern Iowa, United States
Rodney B. Dieser, Ph.D., currently is Professor of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services at the University of Northern Iowa. Beyond his academic work Rod works is a licensed mental health counselor (tLMHC) 10 hours a week at a community mental health clinic. His research and teaching interests include: cross-cultural therapeutic recreation/inclusive recreation and leisure service delivery, leisure and mental health, and the historical and philosophical foundations of leisure, youth, and human services. Rod has authored or co-authored three academic textbooks in Leisure Services, has written over 70 peer-reviewed academic articles and has authored over 30 professional journal or newsletter articles. Rod currently serves as an associated editor for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal and Leisure/Loisir (academic journal of the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies) and served as guest editor for a 2015 World Leisure Journal special issue on global issues in therapeutic recreation. In 2006 he received the Outstanding Professional Research Award by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society (USA. In 2007 he received a Presidential Citation by the Society of Parks and Recreation Educators (USA) for his work as the SPRE Professor editor. He received outstanding research and writing awards by the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (Canada) and the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association respectfully. In 2010 Rod was inducted as a Senior Fellow in the American Leisure Academy and in 2012 was inducted as a Senior Fellow in the World Leisure Academy.
Susan Hutchinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies Program, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University,Nova-scotia, Canada
Dr. Susan Hutchinson's current research builds on her interest in the role of leisure and recreation as a resource for living well with chronic health conditions or acquired disabilities. Leisure education has been a key vehicle for helping people develop knowledge, skills and confidence for leisure participation. Most recently she is been part of a Recreation for Mental Health project which has focused on creating training and practice guidelines for creating welcoming spaces and programs for people living with mental health challenges.
Darla Fortune, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Québec, Canada
Darla Fortune is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. The inclusion of marginalized individuals, particularly within community leisure spaces and practices, is a central theme in her research. Her interest in inclusion was shaped by research that sought to discover ways women returning to community from federal prison could be supported and recognized as valued and contributing citizens. As a postdoctoral fellow, Darla worked with the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance on research aimed to guide a cultural shift in dementia care that embraces relational approaches supporting inclusion. Darla continues to work on research examining experiences of inclusion with a focus on belonging for marginalized individuals. Specifically, Darla strives to develop broader perspectives of inclusion while working to enhance experiences of belonging, particularly for individuals most at risk of being stigmatized and excluded.
Adrienne Johnson, M.S., Lecturer, Health and Human Physiology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, United States
Adrienne Johnson have held an academic appointment as Lecturer in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Iowa for four years. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist through UNCCRI. She has been a candid advocate for inclusive recreation, presenting on the subject at conferences in the state of Iowa, regionally at the Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, and internationally. Her professional affiliations include her role as President on the Iowa Therapeutic Recreation Association Board, and also hold local committee positions with Special Olympics Iowa. Prior to her academic appointment, she had ten years of experience as an administrator in the field of inclusive recreation and leisure services.
Frederic Reichhart, Ph.D., Lecturer in sociology, Master advisor for conselor in accessibility and support for persons with special needs, INS-HEA, France
Professor Frédéric Reichhart is a senior lecturer in sociology at the Higher National Institute of Training and Research for the Education of Disabled Children and Adapted Teaching (INSHEA) since 2012, where he directs the Master for conselor in accessibility and support for persons with special needs. Member of the Research Group on Disability, Accessibility and Educational and School Practices (GRHAPES), his research focuses on the social representations of disability in the French-speaking world and on accessibility, particularly in the tourist field and cultural. In 2011, he published a book on Harmattan entitled Tourism and Disability: Adapted Tourism or Leisure Tourism for the Neglected, and is the author of numerous articles in scientific and vulgarization journals.
Hélène Carbonneau, Ph.D., Professor, Departement of Leisure, Culture and Tourism Studies, Director of the interdsciplinary laboratory on inclusive leisure experiences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Hélène Carbonneau is a professor in the Department of Leisure, Culture and Tourism Studies at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She holds a doctorate in gerontology from the Université de Sherbrooke. Her implications for research revolve around the notion of leisure experience (in particular the inclusive leisure experience) in relation to the health and positive development of individuals and in particular, for people with disabilities or vulnerability. Recipient of the 2019 Leisure Scholar Award from the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.
Hélène Carbonneau, Ph.D., Professor, Departement of Leisure, Culture and Tourism Studies, Director of the interdsciplinary laboratory on inclusive leisure experiences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canadas
Marc-André Lavigne, Ph.D., Professor, Departement of Leisure, Culture and Tourism Studies, Director of the Quebec observatory of leisure, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Marc St-Onge, M.A., Director, Quebec association for leisure of people with disabilities
Marc-Antoine Gaudreau, Projects leader, Quebec association for leisure of people with disabilities
Alexandra Gilbert, M.A.(c), Coordinator, Interdsciplinary laboratory on inclusive leisure experiences, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières