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Faculty


Theresa Beck

Teresa M. Beck, PhD, CTRS  

Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program

Email:
beckt@gvsu.edu

Education:
University of North Texas - PhD in Higher Education Administration
Florida State University - MS in Leisure Services and Studies with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation
Indiana University - BS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:
Assessment, Program Planning, Evaluation

Upcoming and Recent Presentations:
Annual ILRTA Conference - November, 2017
Entry Level Education
Are You Providing Programs and Services that Meet the Agency/Department Mission?

 

 

 

Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley, M.Ed., CTRS     

Placement Coordinator, Therapeutic Recreation Program

Email:
bradlesa@gvsu.edu

Education:
University of Georgia - MEd in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Michigan State University - BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Resources with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:
Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Issues, Creative Use of the Arts in TR, Initiatives and Experiential Learning in TR

Upcoming and Recent Presentations:
coming soon

 

Dawn DeVries

Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS    

Program Director and Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program

Email:
devridaw@gvsu.edu

Education:
Central Michigan University - Doctorate of Health Administration
Grand Valley State University - Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration
Calvin College - BS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:
TR with the Elderly, Interprofessional Education and Collaboration, TR in the Schools, Policy and Reimbursement Issues, Service Learning and Mentoring

Upcoming and Recent Presentations:
Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Spring Conference - March 24, 2017

Is It Time for Recreational Therapists In Michigan To Become Licensed?
Bibliotherapy and Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Susan Sunden

Susan Sunden, M.Ed., CTRS    

Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program

Email:
sundens@gvsu.edu

Education:
Grand Valley State University - Master of Education in Adult Education/Biology
Grand Valley State University - BS in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:
Pediatrics, Families, Play, Relationship Development, Autism, Brain Research

Upcoming and Recent Presentations:
Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Spring Conference - March 24, 2017

Bibliotherapy and Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Randy Wyble

Randy Wyble, MS, CTRS  

Chairperson, Department of Diagnostic & Treatment Sciences
Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation

Email:
 wybler@gvsu.edu

Education:
Michigan State University - MS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation
Michigan State University - BS in Psychology

Academic Interests:
Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Issues, Therapeutic Relationships, TR Interventions

Upcoming and Recent Presentations:
MTRA Fall Conference - October 2017
Nature As Therapy: A Tool for TR

 
 
 

Staff


 

Judy Delage

Professional Support Staff Department of Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences

Office: 164 Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences
Phone: (616) 331-5672
Email:  delagej@gvsu.edu

Dept. Phone: 616-331-5600 
Dept. Fax: 616-331-5632