Jody Hironaka-Juteau, Ed.D.

Dr. Jody Hironaka-Juteau is Professor, Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Fresno. Since her hire in 1999, Dr. Hironaka-Juteau has co-authored six articles, two book chapters, and a text. She regularly presents at regional, national, and international conferences on topics such as culture and diversity, inclusion, cause-related fitness and wellness, experiential education, and action research. She has established an active record of service resulting in the Provost’s Recognition for Achievements in Service in 2001 and 2006. In 2003, Dr. Hironaka-Juteau was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award by the California Park and Recreation Society Therapeutic Recreation Section.

     Outside of the academic setting, Dr. Hironaka-Juteau has over 20 years experience as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) working with children, teens, and adults in hospital and community-based settings. She has worked in the areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation, mental health, sensory impairment, and developmental disability. She currently hosts a regular segment promoting Fun Family Activities for the KVPT Valley Public Television parenting show 0-5 in 30 Minutes.

     Dr. Hironaka-Juteau earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Change from the Fielding Graduate University, and a master’s degree in Education and bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from California State University, Fresno.