Iryna Sharaievska

Degrees

  • PhD, Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, University of Illinois- Champaign Urbana
  • MS, Regional Geography and International Research, Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine

Courses

  • RM2110: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
  • RM4110: Evaluation in Recreation and Leisure Services
  • RM4210: Senior Seminar RM3315: Career Development in Leisure Services and Recreation

Teaching Specialties

  • Inclusive Recreation
  • Leisure in Society
  • Evaluation in Recreation and Leisure Services

Professional Affiliations

  • National Recreation and Park Association, Young Professional Network
  • North Carolina Recreation and Park Association

Research Interests

  • Use of new technologies in recreation management (e.g., the new media/social network sites, gaming, cell phones, navigational devices).
  • Technology-based leisure in contemporary families.
  • Leisure behavior among diverse groups of population.
  • Leisure in diverse families.

Selected Research

Publications

  • Sharaievska, I. (under review). Updating the family operating system: ICT and family leisure. Leisure Sciences, special issue – 20 years of Family Leisure Research Revisited: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead.

  • Sharaievska, I., & Hodge, C.J. (under review). Technology-based leisure among nonresident fathers. Leisure Sciences, special issue – Popular Leisure in a Digital Age.

  • Burk, B., & Sharaievska, I. (under review). Health and recreation perceptions of adults with developmental disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal.

  • Sharaievska, I., West, S., & Weddell, M. (under review). The Privilege of healthy eating: A Qualitative study exploring the local food choices of low-income families from Appalachia. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

  • Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (2016). Family satisfaction and social networking leisure. Leisure Studies,1-13.

  • Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (2015). Redefining boundaries in families through social networking leisure.Leisure Sciences, 37(5), 431-446.

  • Sharaievska, I., Kim, J., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Leisure and marital satisfaction in intercultural marriages. Journal of Leisure Research, 45 (4).

  • Stodolska, M., Sharaievska, I., Tainsky, S., & Ryan, A. (2014). Minority youth participation in an organized sport program: Needs, motivations and facilitators. Journal of Leisure Research, 46 (5), 612-634.

  • Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Floyd, M.F., (2013).Discrimination in leisure contexts. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure.Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  • Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Kim, J. (2010). Discrimination in leisure settings in Latino urban communities. Leisure/Loisir, 34, 295-326.

Presentations

  • Sharaievska, I., Battista, B., & Zwetsloot, J. (March, 2017) Use of motion monitoring devices by families in rural communities: Benefits and constraints approach. Paper presented at the Southeastern Recreation Research Conference, Asheville, NC.

  • Sharaievska, I., & Bradley, S. (October, 2016). Bullying and cyber-bullying: Is your program a safe environment?Paper presented at the North Caroline National Recreation and Park Association conference, Charlotte, NC.

  • Weddell, M., Sharaievska, I., & West. S. (October, 2016). Farmers’ market as a community space: Perception of low-income families. Paper presented at the National Recreation and Park Association conference, Saint Louis, MO.

  • Burk, B., & Sharaievska, I. (October, 2016). Leisure as a human right: Families with children with disabilities. Paper presented at the National Recreation and Park Association conference, Saint Louis, MO.

  • Sharaievska, I., & Burk, B. (September, 2015). Online/offline support: Mothers of children with disabilities and their leisure. Paper presented at the National Recreation and Park Association conference, Las Vegas, NV.

  • Sharaievska, I., West. S., & Weddell, M.  (April, 2015). Perception of healthy eating and local farmers' market by low income families in rural Appalachia. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers conference, Chicago, IL. 

  • Burk, B., & Sharaievska, I. (February, 2015). Health perceptions and behaviors of adults with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Sharaievska, I. & Burk, B. (October, 2014). Healthy perceptions and behaviors of adults with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Charlotte, NC.

  • Sharaievska, I. (October, 2013). Technology-based Leisure (Social Network Sites) and Boundaries in Families.Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, TX.

  • Sharaievska, I. (October, 2012). Leisure, social network sites and marital and family satisfaction. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Anaheim, CA.

  • Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Tainsky, S., & Ryan, A. (November, 2011). Increasing physical activity among youth through organized sports programs. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

  • Kim, J., Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (November, 2011). Leisure and international marriages. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

  • Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Tainsky, S. (April, 2011). Social capital and well-being outcomes of the Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities program for underprivileged minority youth. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle, WA.

  • Sharaievska, I., Kim, J., & Stodolska, M. (October, 2010). Leisure and marital satisfaction in intercultural marriages.Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN. 

  • Kim, J., Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (September, 2010). Leisure and international marriages among Korean-American couples. Paper presented at the World Leisure Conference, ChunCheon, Korea.

  • Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Kim, J.(October, 2009). Discrimination in leisure settings in Latino urban communities. Paper presented at the NRPA Leisure Research Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT 

  • Kim, J., Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Shinew, K.J. (April, 2009). Interethnic/interracial attitudes among Latino residents of urban communities. Paper presented at theAssociation of American Geographers Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Awards

  • A recipient of 2011 Christine Ziebarth Howe Award presented to a doctoral student who demonstrates academic excellence and outstanding research accomplishments by the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Title: Assistant Professor

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Phone: (828) 262-6327

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