Elizabeth Kemeny, Ph.D., CTRS, is an instructor in the Adapted Physical Activity graduate program at Slippery Rock University in the Department of Physical Education.
Dr. Kemeny's educational background includes a BA in Sociology with honors from Wake Forest University and a MS in Recreation Administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her dissertation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania entitled, Staff development of direct care workers in Pennsylvania: The relationship between organizational structure and culture and best-practices in training, earning a Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration the Nonprofit and Public Sectors.
- Leadership Training
- Research Applications for Adapted Physical Activity Specialists
- Assessment in Adapted Physical Activity
- Lifespan in Adapted Physical Activity
- Professional Affiliation in Adapted Physical Activity
Dr. Kemeny has primary authorship on two publications in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, in 2004 and 2006, reporting on the RELATE studies. Dr. Kemeny is also the author of an article accepted for publication in the a special edition of the Community Development Journal, focusing on health promotion for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Kemeny is a co-author on one other publication in Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly in 2004. Currently, Dr. Kemeny has an abstract accepted for the Community Development Journal for potential publication in 2010.
Dr. Kemeny has presented at 15 national conferences in the last 17 years. In addition, she has made numerous presentations at state-wide and regional conferences.
Research Coordinator, Center on Disability and Health
Project Manager, Project RELATE, Spectrum Health Hospitals Research and Education for Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Therapeutic Eldercare
Program Manager, Elder Consult, Spectrum Health Hospitals- Geriatric Evaluation and Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Director of Creative Programs/Consultant, Chandler Hall Health Services
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Adult Day Program
Activity Director, Carol Woods Retirement Community
Admissions Director, Fairview Care Center
Research interests/Program interests
Best-Practice Training Models
Health Promotion for People with Disabilities
Aging with a Developmental Disability
Faculty Student Research Grant, Funded December 2009 for $5,000
I Can Do It, You Can Do It, Funded 2009 for $3,000
Specialized Aquatic Sound System, Funded, June 2008 for $6,341
VIP Scholarships for Athletes with Visual Impairments, Funded, July 2008 for $3,000
216-F Strain Behavioral Science Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057