Dr. “Ted” Deppe served on Indiana’s faculty for 34 years and was Department Chair for 21 years. His primary interests in community recreation and recreation administration are reflected in many publications, including three authored or co-authored texts, most recent of which was Management Strategies for Financing Parks and Recreation. Dr. Deppe is Founding Co-editor of Journal of Park and Recreation Administration and a Founder of AAPRA. He is a Past-President of SPRE, College Recreation Association, and Indiana Park and Recreation Association, and a former member of NRPA’s Board of Trustees. Along with several awards from the Indiana association, he received a Senior Fulbright Award for work and study in New Zealand, and SPRE’s Distinguished Fellow Award.