Susan L. Montgomery, M.S., CTRS
Office Hours

HKS 1106
TTH 10-12 
W 12:30-2:30
and by appointment
 
Ph: (251) 341-3856
Fax: (251) 460-6358
171 Jaguar Drive
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Susan L. Montgomery, M.S., CTRS
Instructor, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Sport
Therapeutic Recreation

Education
B.S., Art, University of Montevallo, 1990
M.S., Recreation, Hospitality, and Tourism, University of Tennessee, 1998
Coursework in Leisure Studies, University of Georgia, 2010-2011
Teaching Philosophy
My goal for teaching therapeutic recreation and leisure studies is to help students to gain an understanding of concepts so they are able to apply knowledge to real world, practical settings. To accomplish this, I challenge students to continuously experience and question the world around them by providing practical examples and opportunities for learning.

My hope is that our students learn to develop their own work/life balance, as they prepare to enter into service to others working in both the fields of therapeutic recreation and recreation. One of my favorite quotes by Plato is: “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
Research 
My research interests include: adaptive kayaking, recreation and leisure post brain injury and utilization of fly fishing as a therapeutic activity for women with cancer.
Community outreach includes my service as vice-president of the Georgia Women Fly Fishers. GWFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching fly fishing and environmental stewardship to all persons. GWFF also sponsors Casting for Recovery, a free retreat for women with cancer.
Biography
Prior to coming to USA, I served as the Director of Recreation for the Alabama Head Injury Foundation and worked at Shepherd Center/Shepherd Pathways as a recreation therapist. My favorite leisure pastimes are: spending time with my bulldog, fly fishing, and traveling.

 

Courses

 

LS 191 - Introduction to Leisure Studies
LS 295 - Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
LS 498 - Internship in Therapeutic Recreation