Esther Larson McGinnis Scholar Lecture: “Equity and Access Issues Related to Recreation and Sports in our Society” presented by Kimberly Shinew, PhD, University of Illinois
Reception with light refreshments: 6:30-7 p.m.
Lecture begins: 7 p.m.
Lecture title: Equity and Access Issues Related to Recreation and Sports in our Society
Kimberly Shinew is a professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on the interrelated effects of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender on recreation and sport preferences and behaviors; the impacts of constraints, discrimination and other factors on access to recreation and sport services and activities; the roles of recreation and sport spaces and activities in facilitating interaction among diverse groups; and the roles of recreation and sport in encouraging physical activity and active living. Shinew’s research has been published in the Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, Sex Roles, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Amateur Sport, American Journal of Health Promotion, and other outlets. This past spring Shinew received the College of Applied Health Sciences “Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring” award. She is consistently listed by students to the “Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent.” She currently serves as the Undergraduate Director of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.