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:
2407 Carol Belk Building
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 328-0019


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.