Joseph T. O'Leary

Joseph T. O'Leary
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1974
Current Position: 
Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

Dr. O'Leary has published numerous research articles and publications in various outlets about leisure and tourism.

He is interested in the social behavior and travel patterns of domestic and international recreation consumers, secondary analysis of major regular national data sets and longitudinal travel and recreation related data, the analysis of recreation and leisure trends, and the social impacts of recreation resource development.

His secondary analysis work includes more than 100 data sets from around the world.

He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, the Journal of Human Dimensions of Fish & Wildlife Management, and the Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, and a Member of the National Human Dimensions in Wildlife Study Group.

He was also Co-coordinator and Marine Advisory Services Leader for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program.

Expertise: recreation behavior, travel behavior, data analysis, secondary data


Joseph T. O'Leary
Professor - Colorado State University
Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
208 Natural Resources Bldg., Fort Collins, CO 80523-1480
970.491.0436 ~ Office