Dr. Mary Sweatman


Assistant Professor

Phone: (902) 585.1122
Email: mary.sweatman@acadiau.ca
Office: CD House, 24 Highland Ave., 1st Floor


  • Community Development
  • Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Community Development Research Methods
  • Community and Professional Engagement
  • Concepts of Leisure
  • Leisure Education Principles and Processes
  • International Community Development

Scholarly Interests and Expertise

  • Community-university partnerships that support student engagement
  • Transformative learning, volunteerism and community engagement 
  • Youth and community engagement 
  • Recreation for mental health and community wellbeing

Did you know...

  • Mary received the outstanding teacher of the year award from the Acadia Student Union based on her first year of teaching.
  • Mary has taught and worked internationally with children in Katmandu (Nepal), Florence (Italy), and Cuenca (Ecuador).
  • Mary is also trained as an elementary school teacher.
  • Mary received the University Medal for Recreation Management, the Dr. Alex Wright Award, and the James D. Bayer Award as an undergraduate at Acadia.

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