Sara Shovlin is a research associate at the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, one of seven centers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University.
Shovlin is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist and has a longstanding interest in the effects of recreation and public spaces on community health and quality of life. With over five years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, Shovlin has experience overseeing capital improvement programs, large scale fundraising efforts, and strategic planning initiatives. At the Eppley Institute, her work contributes to many projects including but not limited to the National Park Service Facility Managers Leaders Program, Farm Sanctuary Accessibility Assessment, and the Great Lakes Park Training Institute.
Shovlin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Societies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Recreation Therapy from Temple University.
Cooper, V., Ferrante, M., Hartman, K., Holbert, J., Lin, C., Nelson, R., & Shovlin, S. (2013, September). Knowledge translation plans: A bridge for taking evidence into practice. Presented at the annual conference of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
Awards and Honors
- 2013, American Therapeutic Recreation Association Peg Connolly Scholarship and Award.