Begum Aybar Damali, Ph.D.

Begum Aybar Damali, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dr. Begum Aybar Damali
Office: Memorial, 103


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow: Clemson University, SC, 2007
  • Ph.D: Clemson University, SC, 2007
  • MS: Clemson University, SC, 2002
  • BS: Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1999

Teaching Assignment:

  • Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
  • Evaluation
  • Therapeutic Recreation
    -Therapeutic Recreation Services
    -Trends and Issues

Research Area:

  • Leisure behavior, relevance of leisure experience to human development and growth
  • List of recent publications
  • Other contact information can be found at LinkedIn

Supervising Student Research (Graduate/Undergraduate):

RTTR students who are interested in pursuing their own research interests have a chance to design and conduct their own research through independent studies for credit or not-for-credit.

Examples from projects supervised by Dr. Aybar Damali:
• Sociability of public places
• Evaluation of community events (e.g., Earth Day)
• Part-time employee retention and loyalty