Thomas L. Goodale

Thomas L. Goodale
Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D.,University of Illinois, 1965
Current Position: 
Professor Emeritus, School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, George Mason University

A past-president of the Academy and of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, Dr. Goodale previously taught at SUNY-Cortland, Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Ottawa (Canada) where he also served a term as chair of its bilingual Department of Leisure Studies. He has served as Editor of Leisure Sciences and as Associate Editor of Leisure Sciences, Journal of Leisure Research and other journals and is co-author (with G. Godbey) of The Evolution of Leisure: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives and co-editor (with P. Witt) of Recreation and Leisure: Issues in an Era of Change. He is a founding member of The Metcalf Endowment and was an advisory board member of TV Free America. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of SUNY-Cortland, Distinguished Colleague of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and a recipient of the National Literary Award from the National Recreation and Park Association. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and the State University of New York.