Retirement Celebration for Stuart Schleien – 2022

Posted on May 11, 2022

Dr. Stuart Schleien and cake

About Dr. Schleien

Dr. Schleien began working at UNCG in 1997, where he has served continuously as Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation (with a brief hiatus from serving as chair from 2009-2011).

He is a renowned scholar and a pioneer in the field of inclusive recreation. He has received numerous awards, including the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research, the most prestigious award bestowed upon a researcher by the National Recreation and Park Association.

Dr. Schleien serves as the Executive Director of InFocus Advocacy, a local non-profit organization that works with self-advocates, families, and communities to enhance the image of people living with a disability.

He has mentored scores of students, many of whom have gone on to influence therapeutic recreation service provision for people with disabilities in Greensboro and beyond.

Dr. Schleien is a notable scholar, leader, and mentor. He has had an immeasurable influence on the school as well as student and faculty success.