Shawn Wilkinson PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University. He teaches both leisure and therapeutic recreation courses offered by the department. He plays a pivotal role in helping to prepare pre-service leisure professionals for their careers in therapeutic recreation and community leisure.
His current research focuses on the development of leisure education programs for persons living in the community. He is currently working on several research projects that provide leisure education services to elementary aged school children, older adults, and persons living in the community with serious mental health problems.