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Last modified: Monday, November 22, 2010

Lynn Jamieson recognized by Academy of Leisure Sciences

Nov. 22, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Lynn Jamieson, professor in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies in the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), has been inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

The Academy of Leisure Sciences comprises nearly 100 elected members who have made major contributions to the study of leisure sciences. The mission of the academy is to advance the field of leisure studies through three main activities: recognizing outstanding scholars, creating forums for exchanging knowledge and ideas, and promoting the study through scholars programs.

"We are very proud that Dr. Jamieson has been recognized with this prestigious honor," said David Compton, chair of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies.

Jamieson was inducted during the 2010 Annual Congress for Parks and Recreation held in Minneapolis. Her research has focused on government policy on sport and leisure; management impacts in the leisure industry; competencies in recreational sports; sport and violence; and tourism image salience. She received two master's degrees and a doctorate in recreation from IU.

About the School of HPER

The School of HPER offers nearly 50 undergraduate and advanced degree programs through its departments of Environmental Health, Applied Health Science, Kinesiology, and Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies. To further its health and wellness initiative, Campus Recreational Sports provides sport and fitness services for the IU community and the public. More information can be found at