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Dr. Gary Ellis

Ellis, Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary Ellis
AGLS Building 441
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 1974-1978 Major: Recreation and Park Administration, Management Emphasis
Graduate Education
M.S., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1978-1979 Major: Recreation and Park Administration
Ph.D., University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1980-1983 Major: Higher Education Administration, Minor: College Teaching
Outstanding Administrator, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, September, 2013
Distinguished Colleague, Society of Park and Recreation Educators, October 2010
Service Award, American Academy of Recreation and Park Administration, 2009
Award of Merit, Utah Recreation and Parks Association, 2008
Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt Research Award, National Recreation and Park Association, October, 2006
Presidential Citation, National Therapeutic Recreation Association, October, 2006
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Inducted April, 2006
Fellow, American Leisure Academy, Inducted March, 2004
Who’s Who in Health Sciences Education, inducted 2003
J.B. Nash Lecturer, “Wrestling J.B. Nash.” AAHPERD Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. April, 2003
NIRSA Foundation Award For Outstanding Writing in Recreational Sports Journal, April, 2003
University of Utah Administrative Leadership Seminar Participant, 2002-2003
Professional Research Award, National Therapeutic Recreation Society, 1999
Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Eastern Kentucky University, April 28, 1995
Service to the Profession Award, Utah Recreation and Parks Association, 1994
Fellow, Academy of Leisure Sciences, Inducted October, 1992
Best article of 1991, Journal of Travel Research. Coauthored paper with N. Nickerson, "Traveler Types and Activation Theory: Comparison of Two Models." Awarded at Travel and Tourism Research Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June, 1992
Faculty Award, Department of Health Education, University of Utah, 1990
Outstanding Scholar, College of Health, University of Utah, 1988
Citation from National Therapeutic Recreation Society for contribution to national symposium, 1986
Phi Delta Kappa honorary professional educator's fraternity member, inducted 1981
Graduated from Eastern Kentucky University "With High Distinction"
"Outstanding Senior Leadership and Academic Excellence in Recreation" Award, Eastern Kentucky University, 1978
Courses Taught
RPTS 615 Analytic Techniques in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
RPTS 689 Special Topics: Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data