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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Joy Joyner, Re.D.

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Joy Joyner

Professor Emeritus



  • Re.D. Recreation and Park Administration, Indiana University
  • M.S. Recreation and Park Management, University of Oregon
  • B.S. Recreation Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Certified Leisure Professional (CLP)


  • Leisure Planning and Management Emphasis Area
  • Undecided Majors
  • RPLS "Rec" Club
  • Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association Student Section

Primary Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Program Planning for Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services
  • Survey Design

Workshop Topics

  • Creative Thinking for New Program Ideas
  • Creating the Social Play Experience
  • Cooperative Games and Leadership Techniques
  • Using Task Initiatives To Build Cooperation and Problem Solving Skills
  • Creating Theme Events for School Age Child Care Settings


  • The Treasure of Social Play: Creating Play Experiences That Make a Difference (1998)
  • Playground Games for 1st and 2nd Graders

Favorite Quote

"It's not whether you win or lose – it's how you play the game."

– Calvin & Hobbes