Mission Statement

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 management, and therapeutic recreation services in an organized, ethical, responsible 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 ingrain an enduring ethos of healthy lifestyles for all persons.

Faculty and Staff

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Roger Riley

Department Chair
Memorial 122
507.457.5559
RRiley@winona.edu 

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Lorene Olson, Ph.D.

Internship Coordinator
Memorial 122A
507.457.5499
LOlson@winona.edu 

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Begum Aybar Damali, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Memorial 119
507.457.2564
BAybarDamali@winona.edu

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James Reidy, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Memorial 117
507.457.5199
JReidy@winona.edu 

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Lori Moe

Office Manager
Maxwell 255
507.457.5420
LMoe@winona.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Bahieh Wilkinson, Instructor: BWilkinson@winona.edu