Garry E. Chick

Garry E. Chick
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Current Position: 
Professor and Head, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University

Garry Chick received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and is currently professor and head of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management at The Pennsylvania State University. He held a post doctoral position in the Center for Social and Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh and faculty positions at West Virginia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to his present position. He has also taught at the World Leisure Center of Excellence at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, and at the University of Costa Rica. He has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Studies and the Center for Cultural Ethics and Values, both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a past president of The Association for the Study of Play (1992-93) and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research 1999-2000). He was founding editor of the journal Play & Culture (now Play and Culture Studies) and is a past editor-in-chief of Leisure Sciences. His primary research interests are in the relationships between leisure and culture.