Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Deb Jordan

Dr. Deb Jordan

B.S., Slippery Rock State College, Pennsylvania
M.S., Western Illinois University
Re.D., Indiana University

Research Interests:
Leadership, Outdoor recreation, Culture and diversity, Social psychology of recreation and leisure; Leisure behavior in natural environments

Contact Information:
Carol G. Belk Building, Room 1404
Mail Stop 540
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 737-2990


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.