Dr. Daniel Ferguson ProfessorHealth, Human Performance & Recreation101M Student Recreation Center |firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ferguson graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and went on to New York University and the University of Oregon. There he obtained his Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Therapeutic Recreation.
He worked as a recreation therapist in New York City for 5 years and in his home state of Oregon for 6 years. He came to Pittsburg State University in 2002 after many years of teaching at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Computer applications in therapeutic recreation have been a primary research interest for 25 years. He was a co-founder of the Global International Internship Congress which takes place every year in various countries around the world. His current research is in the area of recreation and fitness among orphan children in developing counties.
He has been President of two state therapeutic recreation associations and has twice served on the Board of Directors of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society. Currently he is on the Board of Directors of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. He is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and has worked with the visually impaired, developmentally disabled and autistic, physically impaired, and in mental health.
He has published widely in therapeutic recreation. His philosophy is that all people are of worth and deserve an opportunity to achieve their maximum potential. Wheelchair sports are one thing he has used to advance this philosophy.