Dr. Clifton Watts

Dr. Clifton Watts
Associate Professor
Degree Director, Recreation & Park Management

B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Research Interests:
Understanding how out-of-school time programs influence youth development; Integrating recreation and leisure services within large scale prevention/intervention efforts and evaluating these approaches; Understanding how youth are socialized into leisure.

Contact Information:
Carol G. Belk Building, Room 1403
Mail Stop 540
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 737-2426


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.