STEVEN A. BELL, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Health, Kinesiology and , Health-Kinesiology

Research Keywords

  • Social Interaction
  • Group Formation
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Culture
  • Challenge Initiatives

Presentations

  • “Quality Internship” Steven Bell, Jennifer Hinton, Rachel Hubsch, Rachel Smith, and Jared Allsop, American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Annual Conference, Virtual September 11th. Presentation, Presented, 09/11/2021.
  • “Healthcare Disparities: How they Manifest in Recreational Therapy” Steven A. Bell, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) Webinar. June 24th. Presentation, Presented, 06/24/2021.
  • “Healthcare Disparities: How they Manifest in Recreational Therapy” Steven A. Bell, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) Annual Conference, Virtual March 3rd. Presentation, Presented, 03/03/2021.
  • The second annual BF&S Awards are also highlighting the second anniversary of the Black Cultural Center. With this, we wanted to highlight the co-founders of the center and also the people that came before them such as your mother, Dr. Afesa M. Adams as the first AVP of diversity at the University of Utah . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/11/2021.
  • “Perspectives on Anti-Racism on Campus” Steven A. Bell, Teshia Koffi, Invited speakers. University of Utah, Senate Diversity Committee on Diversity, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2020.
  • “Recreational Therapy: What is it and how does it fit into health care” Invited speaker. University of Utah MEDiversity Week: Disparities & Equity in Health Care, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2020.
  • “Patient Voices” African Americans and Health Care.” Steven A. Bell, Melanie D. Davis, Michelle Love-Day, Raphael Corley, Jocelyn Melissa Cortez, The Charles James Nabors, Ph.D. Conference Series. University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/19/2020.
  • “Best Practices” Internship Program Steven A. Bell & Sandra K. Negley Full-Day Workshop. Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 11/16/2018.
  • “Best Practices” Internship Program Steven A. Bell & Sandra K. Negley Full-Day Workshop. Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 11/18/2017.
  • Reflections Post-Shapiro at the U. Panel Discussion: Adrienne Andrews, Steven Bell, Rodrick Land, Marco Parker, Nicole Robinson, and William Smith. Racial Battle Fatigue Research Group. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/13/2017.
  • “Patient Voices” Disabilities and Health Care. Steven A. Bell, Jenni Perkins, Meta Hutchison, The Charles James Nabors, Ph.D. Conference Series. University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/18/2017.
  • “Clinical Supervision in Recreational Therapy” Steven A. Bell, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) Annual Conference, Layton, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 03/23/2017.
  • “Patient Voices” Panel discussion on the Black or African American experience in health care. Presented at the Health Sciences Charles James Nabors, Ph.D. Conference Series. University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/22/2017.
  • “Patient Voices” Disabilities and Health Care. Steven A. Bell, Megan Shaw, Meta Hutchison, Lane Gardinier, The Charles James Nabors, Ph.D. Conference Series. University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UtahPlease see link. http://healthsciences.utah.edu/inclusion/ongoing-series/patient-voice.php . Other, Presented, 10/26/2016.
  • “Orientation and Ice Breakers” Steven A. Bell, Black Student Leadership Institute, Half Day Workshop, University of Utah Campus, Salt Lake City, Utah . Presentation, Presented, 06/2012.
  • “Internships… Developing a Professional Internship for Your Organization.” Steven A. Bell. & Sandra K. Negley Full-Day Workshop/Training. Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 10/2011.
  • “Therapeutic Recreation Education… Past and Present” Steven A. Bell, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) annual conference, Provo, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 04/2010.
  • National Recreation Parks Association Annual Conference Research to Practice-Trends and Issues 2 "Inclusion/Social Justice/Social Change. Presentation, Presented, 10/13/2009.
  • “What’s the Big Deal, It’s Just an Internship: Preparation and Selection for a Valuable Experience” Steven A. Bell, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) Internship Fair, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2009.
  • “Inclusion/Social Justice/Social Change: Research to Practice” Facilitator Steven A. Bell, National Recreation Parks Association (NRPA), annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Other, Presented, 10/2009.
  • Presentation at the Utah Recreation Therapy Association Annual Conference "Recreational Theray Interventions and Kits: An Educational Process" A presentation of student recreation therapy intervention kits. Presentation, Presented, 04/03/2009.
  • ”RT Interventions and Kits: An Educational Process” Steven A. Bell & PRT Undergraduate Therapeutic Recreation Students, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) annual conference, Provo, Utah. Poster, Presented, 04/2009.
  • “In the Beginning... Starting Your Professional Life”: Steven A. Bell & Sandra K. Negley, American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Reno, Nevada. Presentation, Presented, 10/2008.
  • “Cultural Relevance in My Child’s School” Steven A. Bell, The African American Education Interest Group (AAEGI) “Making a Difference by Getting Involved” Black Parent Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2008.
  • “Cultural Competence in Recreation Therapy,” Steven A. Bell & Shuri Bunting, Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) annual conference, Logan, Utah. Presentation, Presented, 04/2007.
  • “Race, Ethnicity and Leisure II” Steven A. Bell, Moderator National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) annual conference, Seattle, Washington. Other, Presented, 10/2006.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Ropes Course Access.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Isaacs, L. L., Nelson, R., Zahl, M. & Bell, S. (2021). Matching virtual reality activities to leisure motivation: Impact on leisure satisfaction and engagement for adults with spinal cord injuries. Journal of Leisure Research. Accepted, 11/16/2021.
  • Hinton, J. L., Wilson, P., Smith, R. & Bell, S. (2021). Quality internships: Providing structure and excellence in internship supervision. (pp. 1-5). Vol. 37. ATRA. Published, 06/18/2021.
  • Tysor, D. A., Brownlee, T. J., Bricker, K. S., Dustin, D. L. & Bell, S. A. (2017). North America‚Äôs Rivers: Pathways to recovery?. RMS Journal. Vol. 33, 20-24. Published, 01/24/2017.
  • A framework for action: Professionals and people with disabilities. Published, 07/2010.
  • So we are diverse, now what: Strategies for optimizing benefits of diversity in the workplace. Published, 04/2006.
  • Gender, ethnicity, and ability: Promoting inclusiveness in experiential recreation programming. Published, 08/2005.
  • Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Cooperative Education I & II Handbook. Published, 09/1993.