George L. Peterson

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965
Current Position: 
Rank, Senior Level Scientist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Dr. Peterson, formerly Professor of Civil Engineering (Northwestern), is currently engaged in research on the valuation of non-priced forest products, recreation benefits, and recreation choice modeling. He has written 140 scientific and technical papers and reports which have been recognized by such awards as USDA Forest Service's Outstanding Research Publication, USDA's Superior Scientist Certificate of Merit, and USDA Forest Service's Superior Science Award. Inductee of several scholarly societies, including Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary) and Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary), Dr. Peterson serves as Associate Editor for Leisure Sciences, a member of the Editorial Review Board of Environment and Behavior, and previously served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Leisure Research.