Meet the Faculty

WayneM. Pollock

Wayne M. Pollock

Associate Professor Emeritus of Sport and Recreation Professions

Degrees Held

B.S., West Chester University
M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Office Location: 206 Batten Student Center
Phone: 757-455-3369
- Recreational Therapy/Sport and Recreation Management

Wayne Pollock came to Virginia Wesleyan in the fall of 2000 after working as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist in various healthcare settings. He received his B.S. from West Chester University and taught Health & Physical Education for seven years. He received his M.S. from the University of North Carolina in Recreation Administration, with a Therapeutic Recreation concentration and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. Wayne's passion for helping improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities is exemplified in his years of work as a recreational therapist working with adults with intellectual disabilities and both adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems. At Wesleyan, Wayne teaches all courses in the recreational therapy track and core curriculum courses as needed. Current research interests involve measuring functional outcomes of individuals with dementia using a technology based intervention and promoting the ethical practice of recreational therapy.  Wayne remains professionally enaged, serving on regional and national boards of directors that work to advance recreational therapy.

Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy, A Training Manual

Sagamore- Venture Publishing, 2018

Focus on Faculty: Wayne Pollock
Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation Professions Named 2020 Recipient of Exemplary Teaching Award