Cindy Hartman

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3795
Office: Recreation Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall Rm 108, Durham, NH 03824
Cindy L. Hartman, Assistant Professor, Recreation Management and Policy

Leisure and recreation experiences create opportunities for individuals to explore, express, affirm, or suspend their identities, thereby leading to positive well-being, optimal physical health, and a life of balance and meaning. My program of research focuses on the leisure experience and identity development during late adolescence into young adulthood, and includes three major areas of contribution: (1) utilizing and promoting psychosocial identity models/theory in leisure-based research, (2) understanding the leisure experience in relation to academic, work, and family identities, and (3) developing and promoting leisure and recreation programs to support identity development and health.


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

Research Interests

  • Health Promotion
  • Human Development
  • Identity
  • Recreational & Leisure Activities
  • Wellness

Courses Taught

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

Selected Publications

Hartman, C. L., & Anderson, D. M. (2022). Psychosocial Identity Development and Perception of Free Time among College-Attending Emerging Adults. LEISURE SCIENCES, 44(1), 77-95. doi:10.1080/01490400.2018.1483850

Powers, S. L., Trauntvein, N. E., Hartman, C. L., & Barcelona, R. J. (n.d.). Utilizing Culturally Relevant Leisure as an Experiential Learning Tool: Implications for Leisure Studies and Recreation Education. SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 1-15. doi:10.1080/1937156x.2020.1760743

Hartman, C. L., Barcelona, R. J., Trauntvein, N. E., & Hall, S. L. (2020). Well-being and leisure-time physical activity psychosocial factors predict physical activity among university students. LEISURE STUDIES, 39(1), 156-164. doi:10.1080/02614367.2019.1670722

Lynch, M. L., Hartman, C. L., Trauntvein, N. E., & Moorhead, C. A. E. (2020). Camp Organizational Support for Creativity Among New and Returning Camp Counselors. JOURNAL OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, 15(1), 24-46. doi:10.5195/jyd.2020.795

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

Powers, S. L., Trauntvein, N. E., Barcelona, R. J., & Hartman, C. L. (n.d.). Constraints and Negotiations to Student Recreational Sport Center Usage. Journal of Amateur Sport, 5(2), 18-38. doi:10.17161/jas.v5i2.8439

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, 37(3), 34-52. 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

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

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

Most Cited Publications