Dr. Clifton Watts

Dr. Clifton Watts
Associate Professor
Interim Chair, Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies

B.S., Bridgewater State College
M.S., 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:
1404 Carol Belk Building
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 737-2426


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