Allison Wilder

Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 862-2710
Office: Recreation Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall Rm 109, Durham, NH 03824
Allison Wilder, Associate Professor, Recreation Management and Policy

Allison has over 20 years experience as a practitioner of recreation and recreational therapy, with 15 years as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She received the Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching award in 2007-2008 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Her research interests are two-pronged. She is interested in both disability issues and the aging population, as they relate to leisure function. She is specifically interested in where these two topics intersect, whether this means having lived a lifetime with disability and growing older or aging into disability. Aging with lifelong disability is a passion.


  • Ph.D., Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.S., Outdoor Ed/Recreation, State University of New York at Cortland
  • B.S., Outdoor Ed/Recreation, Ithaca College

Courses Taught

  • RMP 502: Foundatns Therapeutic Recreatn
  • RMP 505: TR: Aging Services
  • RMP 614: Assessment & Treatment Plan TR
  • RMP 664: Internship
  • RMP 705/805: Mgt & Policy Therapeutic Rec
  • RMP 764: Internship
  • RMP 796W: Independent Study
  • RMP 800: Concepts Recreation & Leisure
  • RMP 964: Graduate Internship
  • RMP 980: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Zahl, M., Greenwood, J., Ramella, K., Sullivan, A. -M., & Wilder, A. (2016). Interprofessional Education and Experiences Within Therapeutic Recreation Education. THERAPEUTIC RECREATION JOURNAL, 50(4), 291-303. doi:10.18666/TRJ-2016-V50-I4-7687

Wilder, A., Zahl, M., Greenwood, J., Carter, M. J., & Stumbo, N. J. (2015). Trend Analysis of Therapeutic Recreation Curricula: 1970-2013. THERAPEUTIC RECREATION JOURNAL, 49(2), 118-147. Retrieved from

Stumbo, N. J., Wilder, A., Zahl, M., DeVries, D., Pegg, S., Greenwood, J., & Ross, J. -E. (2015). Community Integration Showcasing the Evidence for Therapeutic Recreation Services. THERAPEUTIC RECREATION JOURNAL, 49(1), 35-60. Retrieved from

Craig, P., Wilder, A., Sable, J., & Gravink, J. K. (2013). Promoting Access, Transition, and Health: A Community-Based Approach to Managing Chronic Health Conditions. ATRA Annual, 21, 45-62.

Wilder, A., Craig, P., Sable, J., Gravink, J., Carr, C., & Frye, J. (2011). The PATH-way home: Promoting access, transition, and health for veterans with disabilities.. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45(4), 268-285.

Most Cited Publications