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Charlsena F. Stone

Dr. Stone is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. Her work focuses on therapeutic and special recreation services. She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Sociology. Her master's degree is in Recreation Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. is in Special Education from the same university. She has extensive experience in clinical and community therapeutic recreation settings at Duke University Medical Center, the University of North Carolina Hospitals, and Raleigh Parks and Recreation. She is actively involved with professional committee work in the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. She was the recipient of the School of HHP Teaching Excellence Award in 2000, and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Society┬┤s Best TR Instructor Award in 2003. She also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005. Her work has appeared in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, American Journal of Recreation Therapy, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, SCHOLE, and the Journal of Leisurability. Dr. Stone' research interests include The cultural competency of recreation, parks, and tourism professionals and educators, and its impact on leisure service delivery.

There are 5 included publications by Charlsena F. Stone :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Cultural and Community Activities 2006 364 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...
Exploring cultural competencies of certified therapeutic recreation specialists: Implications for education and training 2003 1216 The purpose of this investigation was to explore the influence of demographic and educational variables on self-reported multicultural competencies of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists(TM) (CTRSs(R)). A sample of 277 therapeutic recreation...
Increasing Diversity among Students in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies Curricula: A Case Study 2000 596 Much has been written about increasing the cultural competence of students in recreation, parks, and leisure studies curricula. Little has been written, however: about how these programs can increase the actual number of individuals from underreprese...
Making friends within inclusive community recreation programs 2003 397 Until 1990, participation in recreation activities by persons with disabilities generally was assumed to result in the formation of healthy friendships and social relationships with their nondisabled peers. Research has since proven that not all of t...
"Talking the Talk" and "Walking the Walk:" Strategies to Enhance Intercultural Communication 2002 368 The population of the United States is becoming more culturally diverse each day. Of the over 284 million people in our total population, almost 20% are ethnic minorities. It is predicted that if current trends continue, Americans 65 years old and ov...