Kathleen G. Scholl, Ph.D., CTRS

Associate Professor - Leisure, Youth & Human Services

Kathy Scholl's Vitae


Dr. Kathy Scholl is a faculty member of the Leisure, Youth and Human Service Division within the School of HPELS at UNI. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Outdoor Recreation Management, Outdoor Education, Research and Evaluation, Philosophical Foundations, and Social Psychology of Leisure. Dr. Scholl integrates practical experiences for her students to apply current best practices to outdoor recreation planning and programming. For example, outdoor recreation students are involved in the design and development of interpretative trail for the UNI campus. In addition to Dr. Scholl's interest in outdoor recreation planning and programming, she is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). She is committed to the provision of recreation opportunities for all individuals. Dr. Scholl provides her expertise in inclusive recreation services to community agencies in order that they may increase their capacity to provide recreation services to individuals with disabilities. Her research interests include: inclusive recreation, accessibility, parent advocacy and support for families with disabilities, outdoor leadership and communication effectiveness, sustainability, outdoor recreation and community development. Dr. Scholl is currently sits on three community agency boards: Iowa Conservation Education Coalition, Inclusion Connection, and Cedar Valley Resource.

(319) 273-6316
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Office Location: 

WRC 213

Mailing Address: 

University of Northern Iowa
203 Wellness & Recreation Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241