Doug Sessoms

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
PhD, New York, 1959

Dr. Sessoms’ scholarly interests include acts of professionalism such as certification, accreditation, and professional preparation; sociology of leisure; and the nature and role of leisure service delivery systems. He has contributed significantly to our literature and authored, co-authored, or edited several text books. He is a Past-resident of the Academy and Past President or Chair of the NRPA/AALR Council on Accreditation, SPRE, the National Examination Certification Committee and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Society. He has received NRPA’s National Literary Award the Distinguished Professional Aware, Illinois University’s Brightbill Award, New York University’s Distinguished Alumnus in Recreation Award, Distinguished Fellow Awards from SPRE and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Society, and the Southern Region Harold D. Meyer Award.