Cindy Hartman

Assistant Professor
Office: Recreation Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall Rm 108, Durham, NH 03824
Cindy L. Hartman, Assistant Professor, Recreation Management and Policy

My research focuses on the interplay of leisure and lifespan development as outlined by Erik Erikson, with a special focus on the emerging adulthood life phase (18-25 age range). My dissertation work investigated the intersection of identity development, well-being, and perceptions of free time among emerging adults. I continue to work with colleagues on research exploring leisure participation and its relationship with development in areas of health and well-being, body image, cultural learning, and student engagement.


  • Ph.D., Clemson University
  • M.S., ParksRecreationLeisureFaciMgmt, Clemson University
  • B.S., Texas A & M University

Research Interests

  • Emotional/Mental Health
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Youth Development/Leadership

Courses Taught

  • RMP 661: Recreation & Event Leadership
  • RMP 668: Youth Culture and Programs
  • RMP 680: Festival and Event Planning
  • RMP 724: Grantsmanship, Eval & Research
  • RMP 764: Internship
  • RMP 796: Independent Study
  • RMP 796W: Independent Study
  • RMP 970: Teaching Practicum
  • RMP 980: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Hartman, C. L., & Bonica, M. J. (2019). A transdisciplinary, longitudinal investigation of early careerists’ leisure during the school-to-work transition. Journal of Leisure Research, 50(5), 438-460. doi:10.1080/00222216.2019.1594467

Gillard, A., Hartman, C. L., & Craig, P. J. (2019). Fostering Adolescent Identity Exploration across the Three Phases of a Camp Program. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. doi:10.18666/jpra-2019-8905

Hartman, C. L., Evans, K. E., Barcelona, R. J., & Brookover, R. S. (2018). Constraints and Facilitators to Developing Collaborative Campus Wellness Partnerships. Recreational Sports Journal, 42(2), 130-144. doi:10.1123/rsj.2017-0030

Bonica, M. J., & Hartman, C. L. (2018). Managing Up and Followership: Competencies for First Year Health Administrators. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 35(3), 327-352.

Hartman, C. L., Evans, K. E., & Anderson, D. M. (2017). Promoting Adaptive Coping Skills and Subjective Well-Being through Credit-Based Leisure Education Courses. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 54(3), 303-315. doi:10.1080/19496591.2017.1331852

Taylor, L. L., Hartman, C. L., & Baldwin, E. D. (2015). Fostering student engagement through a multi-day industry tour. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015(2), 40-52.

Evans, K. E., Hartman, C. L., & Anderson, D. M. (2013). “It’s More Than a Class”: Leisure Education’s Influence on College Student Engagement. Innovative Higher Education, 38(1), 45-58. doi:10.1007/s10755-012-9223-2

Hartman, C. L., & Anderson, D. M. (n.d.). Psychosocial Identity Development and Perception of Free Time among College-Attending Emerging Adults. Leisure Sciences, 1-19. doi:10.1080/01490400.2018.1483850

Powers, S., Trauntvein, N., Barcelona, R., & Hartman, C. (n.d.). Constraints and Negotiations to Student Recreational Sport Center Usage (IN REVIEW). Journal of Amateur Sport.

Lynch, M., Hartman, C., & Trauntvein, N. (n.d.). Camp organizational support for creativity among new and returning camp counselors (IN REVIEW). Journal of Youth Development.

Most Cited Publications