Bryan P. McCormick

Bryan P. McCormick
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Highest Degree: PhD, Clemson University. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, 1993
Current Position: 
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University

Bryan McCormick holds BS and MS degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from Clemson University.

He is currently professor at Temple University in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

He previously served on the faculty at Indiana University (1995-2017) and East Carolina University (1993-1995).

He has served on the boards of directors of the Recreation Therapists of Indiana (RTI) and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).

He is also a past president of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

He has been awarded the David R. Austin Member of the Year Award (RTI), the Scholarly Achievement Award (ATRA), and Centennial Leader Award (East Carolina University).

Dr. McCormick's work focuses on the social and community functioning of adults with severe mental illness.

He is a two-time recipient of Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and lectures in psychiatric services in eastern Europe in 2010 (Serbia) and 2017 (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

He is the author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 18 book chapters and 4 books.

His work has appeared in journals such as: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, American Journal of Recreation Therapy, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Travel Research, Leisure Sciences, Schizophrenia Research, Therapeutic Recreation Journal and World Leisure Journal.

Expertise: Mental health; community participation; recreational therapy; social function