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Dr. Nancy Nisbett

Educational Background:

BA Michigan State University (Communication)

MA Central Michigan University (Therapeutic Recreation)

EdD University of California/Davis (Educational Leadership)

 

Certifications:

CTRS- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

RTC- Recreation Therapist Certified, California Board of Recreation and Park Certification

 

Recent Publications:

Berrett, B., Nisbett, N., & Lowe, M. (2016). Effectiveness of a Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Program: Reflections of a Pilot Study. National Social Science Journal, 47(1), 5-13.

Nisbett, N. (2015). Perspectives of Hospitality Industry Employees on Serving Travelers with Disabilities. Proceedings 2015 Management, Knowledge, and Learning Joint International Conference, Bari, Italy.

Nisbett, N. (2015). Organized Engagement? Designing Opportunities for Student (and Faculty) Success. Proceedings 2015 International Education Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Berrett, B. Nisbett, N., & Lowe, M. (2014). Effectiveness of a Faculty Mentoring Program: A Pilot Project. Proceedings 2014 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute.

Lowe, M. & Nisbett, N. (2013). Mentoring incarcerated youth: A community-based learning experience. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 5(1), 82-90.

Nisbett, N. (2012). Looking at current trends through the hot topics poster. Schole, 1, 55-60.

Nisbett, N. & Gray, H. J. (2010). Leisure for all. In Dimensions of leisure for life: Individuals and Society (pp. 271-288). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Nisbett, N. (2010). Designing inclusive experiences. In Inclusive recreation: Programs and services for a diverse population (pp.159-174). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

 

Recent Presentations:

Nisbett, N. & Trueblood, P. (2017). Internationalizing Allied Health Curriculum. Paper presented at END conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Nisbett, N. (2017). Barriers to Leisure Travel for Travelers with Disabilities: Hospitality Industry Perspectives.Paper presented at the 2017 Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece.

Nisbett, N. & Trueblood, P. (2016). Internationalizing Health Care Curriculum. Paper presented at International Education Conference, Venice, Italy.   

Nisbett, N. (2015). Perspectives of Hospitality Industry Employees on Serving Travelers with Disabilities. Paper presented at the 2015 Management, Knowledge, and Learning Joint International Conference, Bari, Italy.

Nisbett, N. (2015). Organized Engagement? Designing Opportunities for Student (and Faculty) Success. Paper presented at the 2015 International Education Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Berrett, B. Nisbett, N., & Lowe, M. (2014). Effectiveness of a Faculty Mentoring Program: A Pilot Project. Paper presented at the 2014 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute, Albuquerque, NM.

Nisbett, N. (2014). It takes a Village: The Value of Professional Mentoring. Paper presented at the 2014 Recreation Therapy Institute, Ontario, CA

 

Classes Taught:

RA 125 Diveristy and Inclusive Practices in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

RA 142 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

RA 148 Process and Principles in Therapeutic Recreation

RA 149 Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation

 

Current Projects:

Accessible Tourism- Perceptions and Constraints

Faculty Mentoirng- Best Practices

 

Professional Organizations:

American Therapeutic Recreation Associationroles- (former) Ethics Team ChairCalifornia Parks and Recreation Society- Recreation Therapy Sectionroles- (former) President, Education Director, District VII Representattive, Licensure CommiteeCalifornia School Age Consortiumrole- facilitator

 

Hobbies:

Travel, hiking, theater, wine tasting

 

Quote:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.-Robert Frost