Carol Ann Peterson

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ed.D., Teacher's College, Columbia University, 1971
Current Position: 
Dean, College of Human Performance and Development, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Peterson's principal scholarly contributions have been in the area of therapeutic recreation. She is author of Therapeutic Recreation Program Design and numerous other chapters and articles related to principles and practices of therapeutic recreation, all reflecting sub-specialization interests in philosophy, systematic program development, procedures such as assessment, evaluation, and intervention techniques, and professional issues. Dr. Peterson has served as President or Chair of state, regional, and national therapeutic recreation professional associations and committees. She is extensively engaged in professional development of current practitioners through countless workshops and presentations. Her current interest is in the relationship between leisure and wellness.