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Dr. Rehnuma Karim earned her Ph.D in Recreation and Leisure studies from Penn State University. The title of her dissertation is “Learning to Live: A Qualitative Inquiry on the Female Victims of Acid Attack in Bangladesh”. She holds a B.SC degree in Economics from North South University in Bangladesh. After her graduation she worked at UNICEF Bangladesh but left her job to pursue her Master’s Degree from Wageningen University, Netherlands. She developed her interest to pursue a degree in leisure studies realizing the possibilities of positive leisure for improving the quality of life.
Her research interests focus on cross-cultural studies emphasizing on coping strategies, youth-at-risk, diversity in higher education and civic engagement. She is also involved with various youth development activities in Bangladesh. She is currently beginning her second year here at the College at Brockport teaching Philosophy of Leisure, Leisure and Individual Society and a course on Leisure Education. Other teaching interests include Non Profit Management, Gender Studies, International Recreation, and Civic Engagement.