Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Leisure and recreation experiences create opportunities for individuals to explore, express, affirm, or suspend their identities, thereby leading to positive well-being, optimal physical health, and a life of balance and meaning. My program of research focuses on the leisure experience and identity development during late adolescence into young adulthood, and includes three major areas of contribution: (1) utilizing and promoting psychosocial identity models/theory in leisure-based research, (2) understanding the leisure experience in relation to academic, work, and family identities, and (3) developing and promoting leisure and recreation programs to support identity development and health.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2022 Psychosocial Identity Development and Perception of Free Time among College-Attending Emerging AdultsLeisure Sciences.  44:77-95. 2022
    2020 Well-being and leisure-time physical activity psychosocial factors predict physical activity among university studentsLeisure Studies.  39:156-164. 2020
    2020 Camp Organizational Support for Creativity Among New and Returning Camp CounselorsJournal of Youth Development.  15:24-46. 2020
    2019 A transdisciplinary, longitudinal investigation of early careerists? leisure during the school-to-work transitionJournal of Leisure Research.  50:438-460. 2019
    2019 Fostering Adolescent Identity Exploration across the Three Phases of a Camp ProgramJournal of Park and Recreation Administration.  37:34-52. 2019
    2018 Constraints and Facilitators to Developing Collaborative Campus Wellness PartnershipsRecreational Sports Journal.  42:130-144. 2018
    2018 Managing Up and Followership: Competencies for First Year Health AdministratorsThe Journal of health administration education.  35:327-352. 2018
    2017 Promoting Adaptive Coping Skills and Subjective Well-Being through Credit-Based Leisure Education CoursesJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.  54:303-315. 2017
    2015 Fostering student engagement through a multi-day industry tourSchole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education.  2015:40-52. 2015
    2013 “It’s More Than a Class”: Leisure Education’s Influence on College Student EngagementInnovative Higher Education.  38:45-58. 2013
    Constraints and Negotiations to Student Recreational Sport Center UsageJournal of Amateur Sport.  5:18-38.
    Exploring the influence of pregnancy status and physical activity (PA) involvement on PA levels and knowledge (IN REVIEW)Public Health Reports
    Physically active leisure education and collegiate females' body image: An exploratory studyApplied Recreational Research and Programming Annual.  7:21-54.
    Utilizing Culturally Relevant Leisure as an Experiential Learning Tool: Implications for Leisure Studies and Recreation EducationSchole.  1-15.

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2017 Significant camp experiences from youth with diverse psychosocial identity statuses 2017
    “I Am…” Priming the pump for adolescent identity development.Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Book of Briefs.

    Teaching Activities

  • Independent Study Taught course 2022
  • Leadership in Recreation Taught course 2022
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2022
  • Independent Study Taught course 2021
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2021
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2021
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2021
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2020
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2019
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2019
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2018
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2018
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2018
  • Grantsmanship, Eval & Research Taught course 2017
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2017
  • Festival and Event Planning Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2016
  • Recreation & Event Leadership Taught course 2016
  • Festival and Event Planning Taught course 2015
  • Youth Culture and Programs Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S., Texas A & M University
  • M.S. ParksRecreationLeisureFaciMgmt, Clemson University
  • Ph.D., Clemson University
  • Full Name

  • Cindy Hartman