Carol Cutler Riddick Ph.D.
  • Postdoctorate Applied Gerontological Research (funded by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Gerontological Society of America)
  • Ph.D., Penn State, Recreation
  • M.S., Florida State University, Urban & Regional Planning
  • B.A., Florida State University, Sociology
Short Biography

Professional Work Experience (selected):


Research Associate (Sport, Tourism, Arts, Recreation and Society), Buckinghamshire New University, England


Adjunct Professor, Departments of Sociology and Psychology, University of Maryland-University College


Professor and Graduate Coordinator (2000-2012), Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Gallaudet University


Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Georgia


Visiting Assistant Professor, Center on Aging, University of Maryland

Summer 1982  

Director of Day Camp for Senior Citizens (that featured intergenerational programming), Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission


Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation, University of Maryland


Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University  

Other:   Carol has (co)-authored: books, book chapter, refereed articles (appearing in over 20 different professional journals, including 12 journals outside recreation); as well has been selected (through referred review) to present at international and national conferences.  

Additionally, Dr. Riddick has been the (co)principal investigator of grants exceeding $500,000.  

Riddick has also served as Associate Editor to the Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, and the Therapeutic Recreation Journal.

Honors (selected):

Elected President, Society of Park & Recreation Educators

1994-2000:  Board Member, Professional Certification Examination Committee/National Certification Board of the National Recreation and Park Association

1998-2000:  Board of Directors, Society of Park & Recreation Educators            

1999:  Outstanding Teacher, Who's Who Among American Teachers (5th ed.)

1988:  Fellow, Behavioral & Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America

1984:  Living Legacy Award, Urban Gerontology Program at Morgan State University

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