Mary Ann Aquadro PhD

Instructor

Therapeutic Recreation

Education

PhD Human Performance with Specialization in Health, Middle Tennessee State University (2008)

M.S. Health, Physical Education and Recreation,  Middle Tennessee State University (1989)

B.S. Parks and Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis - University of Memphis (1980)

Certifications

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist – National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (1990-Present)

Awards

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association Certificate of Recognition (1999 and 2005)
  • Tennessee Recreation Therapy Association Distinguished Professional (2007)
  • Outstanding Service Award – The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Athletics  (2011-2012)
  • The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health Faculty Member of the Month (October 2012)

Professional Involvement

  • Member-at-Large – American Therapeutic Recreation Association Board of Directors (Sept 2006-Sept 2009)
  • President-Elect – American Therapeutic Recreation Association (Sept 2009-Sept 2010)
  • President, American Therapeutic Recreation Association (Sept 2010-Sept 2011)
  • Member – American Therapeutic Recreation Association (1986-Present)
  • Tennessee State Representative – American Therapeutic Recreation Association (1999-2006)
  • Member – Tennessee Recreation Therapy Association (1997-Present)
  • President – Tennessee Recreation Therapy Association (1997-1998)
  • Host Committee Chair – 1997 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference in Nashville, TN

Publications

  • Doctoral Dissertation - “The Effect of a Leisure Education Intervention on Anxiety Levels of Individuals Participating in a Smoking Cessation Program” – American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, Vol. 18, 2009