Our Mission

“The Department of Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation educates future professionals, through traditional as well as experiential methods, to deliver outdoor adventures, recreation and tourism experiences, and therapeutic recreation services in an organized, ethical and sustainable manner. By emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of our field, our future professionals are encouraged to build partnerships, engage in service opportunities, and provide safe and enjoyable experiences that will develop an enduring ethos of healthy lifestyles for all persons.”

Faculty & Staff

Roger Riley
  Roger Riley, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Memorial 116

Office Hours

Monday: 2 - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 1pm
Wednesday: 2 - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 1pm
Friday: 2 - 5pm

Lorene Olson

Lorene Olson, Ph.D.
Internship Coordinator
Memorial 122A

Office Hours

Monday: 9am - 12pm
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm
Friday: 9 - 11am

Marijo Reinhard
  Marijo Reinhard
Administrative Assistant
Memorial 123

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 3:30pm

Begum Aybar Damali     Begum Aybar Damali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Memorial 103

Office Hours

Monday: 11am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm
Wednesday: 11am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm

James Reidy
  James Reidy, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Memorial 117

Office Hours

Monday: 9 - 10am and 12 - 1pm
Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:30am and 12:30 - 1:30pm
Wednesday: 9 - 11am and 12 - 1pm
Thursday: 9:30 - 10:30am and 12:30 - 1:30pm
Friday: 9 - 10am

Dave Wright    Dave Wright, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Memorial 115

Office Hours

Monday: 11am - 12pm
Tuesday: 11am - 12pm
Wednesday: 11am - 12pm

Adjunct Faculty

Eric Barnard, MS, Instructor
Thomas Fassbender, Instructor
Pamela Eyden, Instructor
Jennifer Gantzer, Instructor: JGantzer@winona.edu
Bahieh Wilkinson, Instructor: BWilkinson@winona.edu