Thomas L. Burton

Thomas L. Burton
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of London, 1967
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta

Dr. Burton has served as consultant to the Governments of Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, to the Governments of Alberta, Ontario, and Yukon, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and the United Nations Center for Leisure and Education. Among his books are Experiments in Recreation Research, Natural Resource Policy in Canada, and Making Man's Environment: Leisure. He is co-editor (with Ed Jackson) of Understanding Leisure and Recreation: Mapping the Past, Charting the Future and Leisure Studies: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century, and has served as Editor, Alberta Journal of Planning Practice, Associate Editor, Leisure Sciences and the Journal of Leisure Research, and member, Editorial Board, Leisure Studies. Dr. Burton was the first President, Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, later serving another term, and is member, Board of Directors, WLRA. His principal research interests lie in the policy foundations of recreation and leisure service provision.