Cheryl L. Stevens is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies East Carolina University
Stevens is a committed recreation educator who has been facilitating hands-on learning in recreation and outdoor leadership for over 25 years.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in leisure philosophy and recreation programming.
As the recipient of five teaching awards, she continuously looks for ways to improve teaching materials and techniques.
In addition to serving as lead editor for A Career With Meaning, she has written a book titled Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation: A Step-by-Step Guide and a number of other articles related to teaching and learning.
In addition to her teaching and research, Stevens has served as a member of the Council on Accreditation for Recreation, Park Resources, and Leisure Services (COA), cochair of the Symposium of Experiential Education Research (SEER), board member of the Society of Park and Recreation Education (SPRE), and editor of the Research Update column in Parks and Recreation magazine.