Janice Elich Monroe

Janice Elich Monroe

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
Faculty, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Phone:(607) 274-3172
Office:323 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

General Information

Research and scholarly interests include the study of curriculum development and the effective supervision of therapeutic recreation interns; interdisciplinary initiatives, especially determining cost effective means of providing coordinated client services with special focus on advocating for the role of therapeutic recreation as a viable treatment intervention and member of the interdisciplinary team; rural gerontology; play and its importance in the perpetuation and development of culture and as a means of promoting cultural awareness; and the role of leisure in society especially related to enhancing family cohesiveness.

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Social and cultural aspects of play
  • State recognition and licensure of professional fields
  • Internships and field placement experiences
  • Mentoring collegues and students
  • Rural gerontology

Professional Service

  • National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Associate Editor
  • State Recognition Steering Committee
  • Interdisciplinary Internship Coordinators Committee
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