Cynthia Carruthers is Professor Emerita, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in Leisure Behavior.
She has co-authored one book, authored or co-authored over 10 book chapters and over 25 refereed articles, and delivered over 100 refereed conference presentations.
She was the Co-Editor of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal and served as a reviewer for six additional journals.
She received the American Therapeutic Recreation Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award.
She is the co-author of the Leisure and Well-Being Model, a model for therapeutic recreation practice.