Jill Juris


  • B.S., Recreation Management, Appalachian State University
  • B.A., French, Appalachian State University
  • M.S., Recreation and Park Administration, East Carolina University
  • Ph.D.,, Human Development and Family Science, Gerontology Certificate, Virginia Tech


  • Leisure in Society (RM 2100)
  • Travel and Tourism (RM 3241)
  • Leisure and Aging (RM 4560)

Professional Affiliations

  • Gerontological Society of America
  • The Academy of Leisure Sciences

Research Interests

  • Community based programs for older adults
  • Intergenerational programming
  • University and community partnerships

Awards and Accolades

  • Research and Scholarly Endeavors Award, Beaver College of Health Sciences, 2023

Selected Publications

Juris, J.J., Bouldin, E.D., Uva, K., Cardwell, C.D., Schulhoff, A., & Hiegl, N. (2022) Virtual intergenerational reverse-mentoring program reduces loneliness among older adults: Results from a pilot evaluation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 7121. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19127121

Juris, J., Scrivano, R., Speidel, E., & Jarrott, S. (2021). The development of a food satellite pantry through community based participatory action research. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, 9(1), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.37333/001c.31304.

Jarrott, S., Turner, S., Juris, J., Scrivano, R., & Weaver, R. (2021). Program practices predict intergenerational interaction among children and adults. The Gerontologist. doi:10.1093/geront/gnab161

Son, J. S., West, S. T., Liechty, T., Janke, M. C., Juris, J.& Wong, J. D. (2021). The sport facilitators in later life scale (SFLLS): Preliminary evidence of reliability and validity. Journal of Leisure Research. doi:10.1080/00222216.2021.1998813

Uva, K., Juris, J., & Shanely, S. (2021). Equipping students to meet the changing online recreation needs of older adults. SCHOLE: A journal of leisure studies and recreation education. doi:10.1080/1937156X.2021.1984858

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6336

Office address
HCC 26