World VIU Points - Visiting Scholar Presentation

Visiting Scholar

Learning to See: Lessons Learned Seeking Social Change

"Are you seeking social change through your work? Using examples from my career as an academic, I invite listeners to consider the possibilities for change which emerge when we see beyond basic assumptions about our work and those we seek to serve. Assumptions about intended audience, outcomes, and process will be examined. The
goal of these examinations is for listeners to see new opportunities to create social change."

Dr. Daniel Theriault is the coordinator of the Recreation and Leisure Services major at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His work is focused on promoting social justice in and through youth recreation services. Within the social justice domain, he investigates culturally sensitive programming strategies and history as a means to both challenge oppression and enrich leisure discourse. His research has been published in journals within the leisure studies (e.g., Leisure Sciences, Journal of Leisure Research), youth development (e.g., Journal of Youth Development) and health promotion (e.g., The Journal of Rural Health) fields. Theriault married the love of his life, Alexandra, in June 2017. In his free time, Theriault can be found either hiking or getting ready to hike.


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