Leslie M. Reid

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1963
Current Position: 
Retired-Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University

After teaching Park Management in the Department of Resources Development at Michigan State University for almost 10 years, Dr. Reid established the Department of Recreation and Parks at Texas A&M University in 1965 and served as its Head for 20 years (1965-1985). His interest in resource management and conservation is reflected in authored or co-authored publications including two Agricultural College Editors National Awards for Publications; Michigan's initial Statewide Outdoor Recreation Demand Study; the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission's Study Report, The Quality of Outdoor Recreation as Evidenced by User Satisfaction; and over 100 reports, chapters and articles over the past three decades. Dr. Reid has served as advisor and collaborating scientist for the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and the National Academy of Sciences; as Visiting or Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Texas, Massachusetts, Wyoming and at Clemson University; served on the organizing committees of the Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences and as Associate Editor or Editorial Policy Board Member; served as board member, chair or president of several organizations; and has received 17 awards for distinguished research, teaching, and professional service. Dr. Reid has lectured and/or consulted in over 30 foreign countries with special emphasis in the Far East and Central/South America.