Faculty/Staff


Theresa Beck

Teresa M. Beck, PhD, CTRS  

Acting Dean, College of Health Professions
Professor, Recreational Therapy 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, 2019
Program Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice

 

 

 

Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley, M.Ed., CTRS     

Placement Coordinator, Recreational Therapy 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

 

Dawn DeVries

Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS    

Program Director and Associate Professor, Recreational Therapy 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:
ILRTA 2018
Falls Prevention for the Recreational Therapist Working With Older Adults
Advocacy: What Every Recreational Therapist Should Know and What RTs Can Do 
 

Susan Sunden

Susan Sunden, Ed.D., M.Ed., CTRS    

Associate Professor, Recreational Therapy Program

Email:
sundens@gvsu.edu

Education:
Concordia University – Doctorate of Education, Higher 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:

2020: Searching for a Life of Purpose: A Qualitative Study

2019: Understanding your New Hire or Intern: What Drives Happiness, Success and Quality of Life Issues

2018: The Role of Recreational Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation

2018: The Pediatric Play Environment: Exploring Play Features

Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Spring Conference - March 24, 2017

Bibliotherapy and Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Randy Wyble

Randy Wyble, DHEd, MS, CTRS  

Director, School of Interdisciplinary Health
Associate Professor, Recreational Therapy Program

Email:
wybler@gvsu.edu

Education:
A.T. Still University – Doctor of Health 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



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