Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Richard Williams

Dr. Richard Williams, TRS/CTRS
Associate Professor
Degree Director, Recreational Therapy

B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Georgia

Research Interests:
Interactive leisure education computer games; Humor - theory development and testing related to humor; Stress, coping, and control; Attitudes toward people with disabilities

Contact Information:
Carol G. Belk Building, Room 2407
Mail Stop 540
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 328-0019
williamsri@ecu.edu

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

VISION STATEMENT

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.

CORE VALUES

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