Lynn A. Barnett-Morris

Lynn A. Barnett
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1976
Current Position: 
Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Barnett's principal research interests are children's play and its relationship to cognitive and emotional development, the design of play environments, and play methodology. She has recently edited Research About Leisure, and has authored numerous scholarly book chapters and research articles about children's play. She has given numerous presentations at professional research meetings and symposia. Dr. Barnett is Co-Founder, Leisure Research Symposium; Executive Board Member, Play Research International; a Past-President and member, Board of Directors, Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE); member, Board of Directors, The Association for the Study of Play; Associate Editor of Leisure Sciences and the Journal of Leisure Research; and member, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Research Committee. She received a Presidential Service Award and two Distinguished Service Awards from SPRE, was awarded a Snell Foundation Visiting Professorial Chair, and was elected to Outstanding Young Women of America.