Neil Lundberg

Neil Lundberg

Department Chair and Associate Professor,
Recreation Management, Department of
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Office: 421 W TNRB
Phone: 801-422-8914

Group Affiliations:

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association - Primary 2003
  • National Recreation and Park Association 1997
  • Professional Ski Instructors of America 1996

Selected Publications:

  • "Me, my spouse, and my avatar: The relationship between marital satisfaction and playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG’s).", Journal of Leisure Research, Edition 1, Volume 44, Issue 1, Pages 1-22, 2012.    
  • "Adaptive sports participation among veterans returning from combat with acquired disabilities", Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Edition 2, Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 105-119, Sagamore, Urbana, IL, 2011.    
  • "Identity Negotiating: Re-defining Stigmatized Identities through Recreational Sports Participation among Individuals with Physical Disability", Journal of Leisure Research, Edition 2, Volume 43, Issue 2, Pages 205-225, Sagamore Publishing LLC, Urbana, IL, Kimberly J. Shinew, 2011.    
  • "Introduction to veteran issues: The role of therapeutic recreation", Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Edition 4, Volume 45, Issue 4, Pages 265-267, Sagamore, Urbana, IL, 2011.    
  • "Psychological need satisfaction through sports participation among international athletes with cerebral palsy", Annals of Leisure Research, Edition 1&2, Volume 13, Issue 1&2, Pages 102-115, 2010.    
  • "Measuring marital satisfaction: A comparison of the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale and the Satisfaction with Married Life Scale", Marriage and Family Review, Edition 4, Volume 45, Issue 4, Pages 412-429, 2009.    
  • "Using wheelchair sports to compliment disability awareness curriculum among college students.", Schole:A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Volume 23, Pages 61-74., National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, VA, 2008.    
  • "Influence of adapted sport on quality of life: Perceptions of athletes with cerebral palsy.", Disability and Rehabilitation, Pages 1-9, 2008.    

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification 1997

BYU Citizenship:

  • Rank and Status Committee/Council Chair September, 2013
  • Outdoor Committee Committee/Council Member 2009 - 2010

Professional Citizenship:

  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal Editor, Associate Editor April, 2011 - October, 2011


  • Recovery Ways — Substance Abuse Recovery January, 2013
  • Utah State Hospital — Utilizing Motivational Interviewing in Therapeutic Recreation services September, 2011


  • Female Veterans Involvement in Outdoor Sports and Recreation: A Theoretical Sample of the Identity Negotiating Model - University of Utah - This Land is Your Land Veterans Symposium - 2014
  • Spousal Connectedness and Information and Communication Technology Device Use - Academy of Leisure Sciences - Leisure Research Symposium - 2012
  • Relationships, communication and connectedness: A response to re-visioning leisure research in an increasingly digital world - National Recreation and Park Association - Leisure Research Symposium: Butler Lecture - 2011