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
RMP 502: Foundatns Therapeutic Recreatn
RMP 593: Top/Child Life Internship
RMP 614: Assessment & Treatment Plan TR
RMP 664: Internship
RMP 705: Mgt & Policy Therapeutic Rec
RMP 764: Internship
RMP 796: Independent Study
RMP 800: Concepts Recreation & Leisure
RMP 964: Graduate Internship
RMP 980: Independent Study
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
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 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
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 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/
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.