Distinguished Fellow Award, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2012
Elected as a Fellow, National Academy of Recreational Therapists, 2011
Distinguished Service Award, National Therapeutic Recreation Society, 2008
Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2006
Witman, J., Jacobs, S., Anderson, L. and Malcarne, B. (2014) The well-being index (WBI): A pilot project. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48 (2), 188-198
Strassle, C.G., Witman, J.P., Kinney, J.S. & Kinney, W.B. (2011). Counseling theory and practice: Applications for leisure education. In N. Stumbo & B. Wardlaw (Eds.) Facilitation of therapeutic recreation services: An evidence-based and best practice approach to techniques and processes. (pp. 115-124) State College, PA: Venture Publishing.
Witman, J. & Ligon, M. (2011) Reflection recognition reaffirmation: An engaging frame of reference for leisure education (2d Ed.). Enumclaw, WA: Idyll Arbor, Inc.
Witman, J.P. (2008). Taking the initiative. State College, PA: Venture Publishing, Inc.
Advisory Board Member, South Central Easter Seals of PA