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Dr. David Scott

Scott, Dr. David
Dr. David Scott
AGLS Building 440
Undergraduate Education
B.A., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1977
Graduate Education
M.S., Penn State University, State College, PA, 1982
Ph.D., Penn State University, State College, PA, 1990
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”)
Courses Taught
RPTS 340 Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Diverse Populations
RPTS 601 Interrelationships of Recreation and Leisure Concepts

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