Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Megan Janke

Dr. Megan Janke, LRT/CTRS
Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Florida
M.S., Clemson University
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Research Interests:
Relationship between leisure activities and older adult health and well being; change and stability in adults' activity involvement during later life transitions; evidenced-based community programs to improve older adult health and wellness.

Contact Information:
Carol Belk Building 1406
Mail Stop 540
(252) 328-5435


RCLS educates tomorrow's leaders in recreation, parks, tourism, and recreational therapy as well as provides scholarship and leadership to the region, state, and nation.


To be the model professional education and training program of the nation through scholarship, innovation, technical assistance, and outreach thereby helping learners to develop the necessary competencies, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking to lead the professions in the coming decades.


RCLS holds the following core values, which serve as the foundation for where we place our priorities in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service.