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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Iryna Sharaievska, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: 271A Lehotsky Hall



Educational Background

PhD Recreation, Sport and Tourism
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2013

MS Geography
Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine 2003

BS Geography
Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine 2002

Research Interests

Technology-based leisure in contemporary families.
Leisure behavior among individuals and families of diverse backgrounds (non-resident parent, veteran families, low-income and rural families, family members with disabilities).
Use of new technologies in recreation management (e.g., the new media/social network sites, gaming, cell phones, navigational devices).

Research Publications

Sharaievska, I. (2021). Digital divide in contemporary families. In: D. E. Trussell & R. Jeans. Families, Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. Routledge Publishers.

Browning, M. H. E. M., Larson, L. R., Sharaievska, I., Rigolon, A., McAnirlin, O., Mullenbach, L., Cloutier, S., Vu, T. M., Thomsen, J., Reigner, N., Metcalf, E. C., D'Antonio, A., Helbich, M., Bratman, G., & Alvarez, H. O. (2021). Psychological impacts from COVID-19 among university students: Risk profiles using data from seven states in the United States. PLOS ONE.

Burk, B. & Sharaievska, I. (2020). “That’s not a problem here”: Recreational youth programs and cyberbullying. International Journal of Sociology of Leisure Research.

Sharaievska, I., & Harmon, J. (2020). Contemporary college students. SCHOLE

Harmon, J., & Sharaievska, I. (2020). The future college students. SCHOLE

Fernandez, M., Lee, K. J. J., Larson, L., Johnson, C., Mowatt, R., Bush, K., Robinett, J., Sharaievska, I., Stewart, W. (2020). Deeper than diversity: A collection of teaching perspectives and strategies from Social Justice. SCHOLE

Sharaievska, I., Kono, S., & Mirehie, M. S. (2019). Are we speaking the same language? The experiences of international students and scholars in North American higher education. SCHOLE.

Sharaievska, I., Battista, B., & Zwetsloot, J. (2019). Use of physical activity monitoring devices by families in rural communities: Qualitative approach. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting.

Sharaievska, I., West, S., & Weddell, M. (2018). The Privilege of healthy eating: A Qualitative study exploring the local food choices of low-income families from Appalachia. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.

Sharaievska, I., & Hodge, C.J. (2018). Technology-based leisure among nonresident fathers. International Journal of Sociology of Leisure.

Sharaievska, I., & Burk, B. (2018). Recreation in families with children with developmental disabilities: Caregivers’ use of online and offline support groups. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 52(1), 42-57.

Sharaievska, I. (2017). Updating the family operating system: ICT and family leisure. Leisure Sciences, special issue – 20 years of Family Leisure Research Revisited: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead, 39(5), 400-414.

Burk, B., & Sharaievska, I. (2017). Health and recreation perceptions of adults with developmental disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 51(3), 179-192.

Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (2017). Family satisfaction and social networking leisure. Leisure Studies, 36(2), 231-243.

Sharaievska, I., & Stodolska, M. (2015). Redefining boundaries in families through social networking leisure. Leisure Sciences, 37(5), 431-446.

Stodolska, M., Sharaievska, I., Tainsky, S., & Ryan, A. (2014). Minority youth participation in an organized sport program: Needs, motivations and facilitators. Journal of Leisure Research, 46 (5), 612-634.

Sharaievska, I., Kim, J., & Stodolska, M. (2013). Leisure and marital satisfaction in intercultural marriages. Journal of Leisure Research, 45 (4).

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., & Floyd, M.F., (2013). Discrimination in leisure contexts. In: M. Stodolska, K.J. Shinew, M. Floyd, G. Walker. Race, ethnicity, and leisure. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Sharaievska, I., Stodolska, M., Shinew, K.J., & Kim, J. (2010). Discrimination in leisure settings in Latino urban communities. Leisure/Loisir, 34, 295-326.

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