Rodney B. Dieser is a professor in the School of Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), graduate coordinator of the master’s of art degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development at UNI, and works 10 hours a week as a licensed mental health counselor (tLMHC).
He is also a certified therapeutic recreation specialist.
Dieser has published over 100 articles with over 60 being academic publications and has published three other textbooks.
Dieser has served as an associate editor for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal and Leisure/Loisir (academic journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies) and has served as a guest editor for the World Leisure Journal and the International Leisure Review.
His research and teaching interests include cross-cultural therapeutic recreation/inclusive recreation and leisure service delivery; leisure education intervention; leisure and mental health; historical and philosophical foundations of leisure, youth, and nonprofit human services, including Hull House, 1889-1953; and the philanthropic labor and leisure endeavors of Bruce Springsteen.