Leo McAvoy

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1976
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, Department of Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies, University of Minnesota

Dr. McAvoy's primary line of research is in outdoor recreation and education, specifically studying the personal and social benefits of participation in environmentally related activities and the management of human behavior in outdoor recreation settings. This applied research has been supported by federal, state, and local agencies and published in a variety of scholarly and professional journals. He is co-author of Stewards of Access: Custodians of Choice, a statement of philosophy and ethics in the use of the natural environment. Professional service has included serving as Associate Editor for Leisure Sciences, as Co-Chair of the Leisure Research Symposium, and as a research and training consultant on a number of projects for public and private outdoor recreation and outdoor education agencies.