Diana R. Dunn

Diana R. Dunn
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1970
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, Recreation and Park Management, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Dunn's research interests include 21st Century Leisure and Learning (distance education), urban recreation andopen space, recreation and social organization, international leisure perspectives, and leisure trends and forecasting. Currently Professor at Penn State-University Park, she previously served as Vice-Provost, Acting Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty at Penn State Harrisburg; Professor and Dean of the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Penn State; Professor and Head of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Arizona; and Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Temple University. She served as Director of Research at NRPA; Research Analyst, U.S. General Accounting Office; and Recreation Analyst, U.S. Department of the Interior. She has served as Managing, Associate, or Consulting Editor for the Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, LeisureStudies, Parks and Recreation, the Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and others. She is a Past-President of the Academy, and of AALR, member of the board of AAPRA, and former Chair of the NRPA/AALR Council on Accreditation. Dr. Dunn has received Honor Awards from AALR and AAHPERD, the Jay B. Nash Scholar Lecture Award from AALR, SPRE's Distinguished Fellow award, and others.