Dr. Gayle Workman, Associate Professor, Leisure and Recreation Management
Dr. Workman completed her undergraduate work at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, her master of science degree at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and her PhD at Ohio State University in the area of Sport and Leisure Science. In addition, Dr. Workman is the Coordinator of the Leisure and Recreation Management program at Barry and an associate professor within the Sport Management program. Prior to her arrival at Barry, Dr. Workman directed the graduate program in Outdoor Education at the University of Akron.
Dr. Workman has published and given numerous presentations at state, national, and international conferences in her area of expertise. Her research interests include examining the meaning of leisure throughout the lifespan, particularly in the lives of older adults; exploring the dynamics of groups and the roles of leadership in wilderness settings; and investigating the integration of experiential, outdoor, and physical education within school settings. Her latest interest involves studying the interwoven phenomena and experience of ecotourism and the meaning of adventure travel.