Marcia Jean Carter, a Western Illinois University professor, has been inducted into the Academy of Leisure Sciences. Carter has been a member of the recreation, park and tourism administration faculty at the WIU-Quad Cities campus since 2006.

Carter is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and a certified park and recreation professional through the National Certification Board.

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She holds multiple degrees in the study of recreation, including her Re.D. from Indiana University in 1976; master of science in recreation from Indiana State University in 1969; and a bachelor of arts in health, physical education, recreation and secondary education from Hanover College in 1968.

Carter has co-authored more than 10 books since 1985, her most recent being “Therapeutic Recreation: A Practical Approach.”