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Nancy J. Gladwell

Dr. Gladwell is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Recreation and Parks Management Program. Prior to entering academia, she worked in municipal recreation, commercial recreation, and corporate recreation. She brings her experience as a professional practitioner into the classroom to demonstrate the linkage between theory and practice. Currently, Dr. Gladwell is on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA), serves as the Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE) representative to the National Recreation and Park Association's Southern Regional Council, and is the chair of the NCRPA Professional Certification Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of SPRE and was vice-chair and member of the National Recreation and Park Association's National Certification Board for six years. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Travel Research, Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Tourism Management, TRENDS, The North Carolina Review, and American City and County. Dr. Gladwell's research interests include Financing of local governmental recreation and parks agencies; management issues; and the impact of family caregiving on leisure and leisure travel.

There are 3 included publications by Nancy J. Gladwell :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Barriers to Leisure Travel of Family Caregivers: A Preliminary Examination 2006 425 Research demonstrates the health consequences of caregiving as well as the health benefits of leisure pursuits. The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the barriers to leisure travel for family caregivers. Participants comprised 105 fami...
Cultural and Community Activities 2006 453 Two of the most basic forms of leisure expression, which are sometimes overlooked by students of recreation and parks management, are cultural arts and community activities. These are, respectively, activities that express and explore our heritage an...
In search of lost leisure: the impact of caregiving on leisure travel 2004 772 One of the fastest growing market segments of the tourism industry over the last two decades is made up of consumers 55 years of age and older. As we enter the new millennium, over 50 million of these ?mature adults? will find themselves on the edge ...