David Scott

David ScottDr. David Scott
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B.A., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1977
M.S., Penn State University, State College, PA, 1982
Ph.D., Penn State University, State College, PA, 1990


Sociology of leisure and community parks and recreation

Other Professional Experience
Editor, Journal of Leisure Research (2001-2007); Manager of Research and Program Evaluation, Cleveland Metroparks (1991 – 1994); Director of Intramural Sports, Baylor University (1982 – 1985)

Research Direction
Leisure social worlds;  Serious leisure and recreation specialization; Leisure constraints and non-participation; Use of urban parks and natural resource areas; Human dimensions of wildlife watching


2011, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research, National Recreation and Park Association

2010, Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Teaching, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University

2008, Elected as Member of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration

2007, Elected as Fellow to the Academy of Leisure Sciences

2006, Elected as Board Member of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators

2001, Awarded Partners in Learning, Award of Excellence, Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, Texas A&M University

1995 – 1996 Awarded Center of Teaching Excellence Scholar for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University

1994, Winner of American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration’s Willard E. Sutherland award for paper published in the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (“Time scarcity and its implications for leisure behavior and leisure delivery”)




RPTS 340

RPTS 601

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