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Dr. Tracy Mainieri

Kinesiology and Recreation - Assistant Professor and Recreation Administration Graduate Sequence Coordinator

Contact Information:

Campus Box 5120

Phone: (309) 438-2337

Fax: (309) 438-5559


Office Hours:

Office: 158 McCormick

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Degree Information:

  • Ph.D., Clemson University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
  • M.S., Clemson University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
  • B.A., Furman University in Anthropology

Classes Taught:

  • Recreation leadership, recreation management, trends and issues in leisure and recreation


  • 2016 Innovation in Teaching Award, The Academy of Leisure Sciences; 2016 University Teaching Initiative Award Nominee, Illinois State University (ISU); 2015 Honorary Member, Rho Phi Lambda; 2015 Impact Award, ISU; 2015 Outstanding Faculty Member Nominee, Pannhellenic Council, ISU; 2015 Sandra Little Groves Rec and Park Admin Faculty Development Endowed Fund, Recreation and Park Administration Program, Illinois State University.

Research Interests:

Exploring summer camp as an avenue to youth civic development, intentional youth programming, implementation evaluation, teaching and learning in recreation undergraduate programs


Summer camp, youth development, civic engagement, program evaluation, qualitative methods

Professional Organizations:

National Recreation and Park Association, American Camp Association, American Evaluation Association

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Move Information

During the construction phase of the new School of Kinesiology and Recreation / Student Fitness Center, faculty and staff who previously were located in McCormick are now housed in Stevenson 413 (Recreation and Park Administration) and Nelson Smith 201 (Physical Education Teacher Education).

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Kinesiology and Recreation
Campus Box 5120
250 McCormick Hall
Normal, Il 61790-5120
Phone: (309) 438-8661
Fax: (309) 438-5559

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