Kathleen G. Scholl, Ph.D., CTRS
Dr. Scholl is a faculty member of the Leisure, Youth and Human Service Division within the School of HPELS and a Research Associate for Recreation, Research & Service (RS) at UNI. She currently teaches courses in Outdoor Recreation Management, Research and Evaluation, and Social Psychology of Leisure. Dr. Scholl integrates practical experiences for her students to apply current best practices to outdoor recreation planning and programming. For example, outdoor recreation students are involved in the design and development of interpretative trail for the UNI Biological Preserves Committee. In addition to Dr. Scholl's interest in outdoor recreation planning and programming, she is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). She is committed to the provision of recreation opportunities for all individuals. Dr. Scholl provides her expertise in inclusive recreation services to community agencies in order that they may increase their capacity to provide recreation services to individuals with disabilities. Her research interests include: inclusive recreation, accessibility, family leisure, support for families with disabilities, outdoor leadership and communication effectiveness, outdoor recreation and community development. Dr. Scholl is currently sits on three agency boards: Friends of Hartman Reserve; Cedar Valley Resource, Conservation & Development; and Together We Play. She is also an Assistant Commissioner of the Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District.
- Edginton, C., Hudson , S., & Scholl, K. (2005). Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services. 3 rd Edition. Champaign , Illinois : Sagamore.
Publications (Chapters in Books)
- Dieser, R., Hutchinson, S., Fox, K., & Scholl, K . (2005). Reflecting upon covert frameworks in clinical therapeutic recreation practice: Becoming aware. In C. Sylvester (Ed), Philosophy of Therapeutic Recreation: Ideas and Issues Volume III . (pp. 23-40). Virginia : National Recreation and Park Association.
- Dieser, R., Magnuson, D., & Scholl, K . (2005). Questioning the dominant beneficial outcome approach in therapeutic recreation and leisure service delivery: The need for a critical thinking extension. In C. Sylvester (Ed), Philosophy of Therapeutic Recreation: Ideas and Issues Volume III . (pp. 59-72). Virginia : National Recreation and Park Association.
- Scholl, K ., & Davison, A. (2004). Review of the book Inclusion: Including people with disabilities in parks and recreation opportunities by L. Anderson, L., & C. B Kress. American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration , 22 (4), 132-135.
Selected Publications (Journal Articles)
- Scholl, K . & Glanz, A., Davison, A. (in press). Importance-performance analysis to evaluate the quality of therapeutic recreation services. Submitted to Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation.
- Scholl, K. Inui, Y, & Lankford, S. (in press). Watershed management and landowner's environmental perspectives. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
- Scholl, K., Glanz, A., & Davison, A. (2006). Importance-performance analysis of supportive recreation inclusion services: Community agency perspective. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 24(2), 102-124.
- Scholl, K., Dieser, R., Davison, A. (2005). Together We Play: An Ecological Approach to Inclusive Recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 39 (4), 299-311.
- Scholl, K., Smith, J. & Davison, A. (2005). Agency readiness to provide recreation and after-school services for children with disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 39 (1), 47-62.
- Chhabra, D., & Scholl, K. (2005). Determining motivations of an aged ecotourist: A case study of Hartman Reserve. Proceedings of the Eleventh Canadian Congress of Leisure Research, 90-94.
- Scholl, K . & Smith, J. (2004). Family-centered support during inclusive recreation activities: A new model. Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation. Vol. 21, 86-98.
- Lankford, S., Scholl, K ., Pfister, R., Lankford, J., & Williams, A., (2004). Cognitive mapping: An application for trail management. Proceedings of the 2004 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, 378-384.
- Scholl, K., McAvoy, L., Rynders, J., & Smith, J. (2003). The Influence of an Inclusive Outdoor Recreation Experience on Families that have a Child with a Disability . Journal of Therapeutic Recreation, 37 (1), 38-57.
University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Recreation, Park, & Leisure Studies
- M.A. California State University, Chico, Recreation Administration
- B.A. California State University, Chico, Physical Education
Edginton, C., Hudson , S., & Scholl, K. (2005). Leadership in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services. 3rd Edition. Champaign , Illinois : Sagamore.