The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Lynne Cory, CTRS

Email: cory2@clemson.edu
Tel: 864-656-2198
Location: 280A Lehotsky Hall

B.S. North Georgia College (Psychology), Dahlonega, Georgia
M.Ed. University of Georgia (Recreation and Leisure Studies) Athens, Georgia
Ph.D. University of Georgia (Recreation and Leisure Studies) Athens, Georgia

Area of Specialty:
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Recreation Therapy

Additional Professional Responsibilities:

Service to the University
  • Institutional Review Board Appointment 2006 (ending 2009; alternate 2009-2012)
  • Institute for Engaged Aging/Gerontology Research Interdisciplinary Team (GRIT), 2005- present
  • Student Disability Services Advisory Committee, 2007-present
Service to the College of Health Education and Human Development (HEHD)
  • HEHD Research Committee, 2007-present
Service to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM)
  • PRTM Curriculum Committee, 2007-present
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual, Reviewer
  • Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Reviewer
  • Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Reviewer
  • Leisure Sciences, Reviewer
  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Reviewer

Research Interests:
Lynne Cory is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her teaching and research interests include community-based recreation for individuals with disabilities, inclusive recreation, therapeutic recreation, leisure education , and quality of life across the lifespan.

Publications (last 5 years):
Hawkins, B., Cory, L., & Crowe, B (2011). Effects of participation in a Paralympic military sports camp on injured service members: Implications for therapeutic recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, special edition on veterans.

Hawkins, B., Cory, L., McGuire, F.A., Allen, L. (2011). Therapeutic recreation in education: Considerations for therapeutic recreation practitioners, school systems, and policy-makers. Invited manuscript for Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

McGuire, F. A., Anderson, D. M., Cory, L. (2011). The first day: It only happens once. Teaching in Higher Education, 16, 293-303.

Devine, M. A., Cory, L., Rauworth, A. (2010). Promoting health and wellness with persons with disabilities: The role of recreation and leisure. In L. Payne, B. Ainsworth & G. Godbey, and (Eds.) Leisure, Health, and Wellness: Making the Connections. State College, PA:Venture. 

Cory, L., & McKenney, A. (2009). Therapeutic use of animals. In J. Dattilo and A. McKenney (Eds.) Facilitation Techniques Used in Therapeutic Recreation. Second Edition. State College, PA: Venture.

Cory, L., Dattilo, J., & Williams, R. (2006). Effects of a leisure education program on social knowledge and skills of youth with cognitive disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 40, 144-164.

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:
2008 Operation PLAY (Recreation and Leisure Program for injured service members and their families - November 2008). Director, PI - Lynne Cory, PhD Co-Director, Co-PI - Bob Brookover, PhD. Awarded. $11,250.

2007 CU Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Senior Driving, Mobility, and Physical Functioning Lab Equipment Proposal. February 28-June 30, 2007. PI-Johnell Brooks, PhD (Psychology), Co-PI-Fred Switzer, PhD (Psychology), Co-PI-Lynne Cory, PhD, Co-I-Jennifer Ogle, PhD (Engineering). Awarded: $73,275.

2007 Project STEP-SC (Stroke Education and Prevention-South Carolina). South Carolina Aging Research Network (SCARN) Infrastructure Grant. Research collaborative between USC, MUSC, Clemson University, Palmetto Health, and Greenville Hospital Systems. Post Stroke Project Phase Two: Rehabilitation, and Community Integration. PI-Cheryl Dye, PhD, Co-PI - Lynne Cory, PhD. 2007-2008 Duke Endowment Project. Awarded:  $77,000

2007 Citizens and Scholars Mini-Grant Clemson University Service Alliance. Physical Functional Ability and Participation in Valued Life Activities of Older Adults with Disabling Conditions: An Interdisciplinary Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship Project. January - June 30, 2007. PI - Lynne Cory, PhD, Co-PI - Johnell Brooks, PhD (Psychology). Awarded: $5,000.00

2006 College of Health, Education and Human Development Summer Research Support Program. Formative Research on the Caribbean Island of Dominica: An Investigation of Residents’ Access to and Participation in Physical Activity Across the Lifespan. May – August, 2006. PI- Lynne Cory, PhD, Co-PI – Karen Kemper, PhD (CU-PHS). Awarded: $5,800.

Courses Taught:
  • PRTM 311 – Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • PRTM 405 – Internships - Internship supervisor
  • PRTM 417 – Therapeutic Recreation Processes I
  • PRTM 418 – Therapeutic Recreation Processes II
  • PRTM 419 – Therapeutic Recreation and Aspects of Disability Across the Lifespan
  • PRTM 420 – Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation
  • PRTM 455 – Advanced Programming
  • PRTM 490 – Therapeutic Recreation Senior Research
  • PRTM 490 – Medical Terminology
  • PRTM 391 – Youth Sports in the Caribbean, Maymester 2006 (Schmalz/Cory), Clemson University, Dominica, West Indies

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