School of Health and Human Sciences

Judy S. Kinney, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, CCLS
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Temple University
Office: Ferguson 249
Phone: 336-334-4481
Curriculum Vitae

Brief Bio

Dr. Judy Kinney joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina Greensboro as an Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation on the tenure-track, in the Fall 2015. Judy is a Licensed and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, as well as a Certified Child Life Specialist. She has an undergraduate degree in Recreation with a Therapeutic Recreation emphasis from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Southern Illinois University, and a doctorate of philosophy in Educational Psychology with a dual emphasis in psychometrics and child development from Temple University.

She has over 15 years of teaching experience, first teaching as an adjunct faculty in the Therapeutic Recreation program at Temple University, as an associate professor in Therapeutic Recreation at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, taught as a visiting associate professor in Child Life at the University of Southern Mississippi, and most currently was a lecturer and internship coordinator in Recreation Therapy at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Judy has close to 20 years’ experience as a CTRS working in a variety of settings, including Behavioral Health inpatient and community based programs, inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation, and a residential facility working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Her research interests include pediatric pain management, the impact of disability and hospitalization on child development, complementary and alternative medicine interventions, curriculum standardization, violence prevention in schools, and assessing student learning.