Shaw-Mannell Lecture & Award Presentation

Friday, December 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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The Recreation and Leisure Studies Department and The Hallman Lecture Series are proud to present the Shaw-Mannell Lecture & Leisure Research Award event. In honour of the Department’s 50th Anniversary the Shaw-Mannell Leisure Research Award will be presented to two recipients who have shown innovative, creative, and courageous research.  

The Department's current graduate students will have their research poster boards on display throughout the day.

Award Recipients

Dr. Dana Kivel: Are we ready for radical leisure?

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Dr. Dana Kivel


Originally from Texas, Dana taught tennis for a summer parks program, worked for a daily newspaper in Tyler, Texas, and a national feminist newspaper in Washington, D.C., wrote Congressional testimonies for a national women’s organization, worked on a Quaker farm/summer camp in Vermont, and co-founded and directed Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC). Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, LYRIC is a non-profit, social /recreational program in San Francisco for young people who self-identify as lesbian/gay/bisexual and transgender. Dana received a doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1996 and has been a professor at several universities for more than 20 years. Dana taught at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of North Carolina, and in 2001 received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to live and work abroad in Leeds, England. Since 2003, Dana has been a professor of recreation, parks and tourism administration at Sacramento State University (CSUS) and served as department chair from 2005-2011. Dana has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and in 2016, published “Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives,” which was published was co-edited by Dr. Ingrid Schneider. In 2015, Dana was named director of the Community Engagement Center at CSUS. In this new role, Dana oversees Service Learning, Community Service, Academic Internships and Civic Engagement.

Dr. Doug Kleiber: The Relevance of Leisure in Optimizing Life Transitions: Personal Knowledge and Alternative Facts

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Dr. Doug Kleiber


Douglas A. Kleiber, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Counseling and Human Development Services and adjunct faculty in Psychology and Gerontology at the University of Georgia. He received an A.B in Psychology from Cornell University in 1969 and a Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. His research on the psychology of leisure has resulted in over 80 articles in refereed journals, as well as 25 chapters and 4 books, including Leisure Experience and Human Development (Basic Books, 1999) and A Social Psychology of Leisure (with Gordon Walker and Roger Mannell, Venture, 2012).  Kleiber’s past positions have included Director of the Leisure Behavior Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Head of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Georgia, and Director of the School of Health and Human Performance at UGA. He has had visiting positions at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, the University of Manitoba, Clemson University, and Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain. He is a charter member of the Association of Psychological Science, a past president of the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a recent inductee into the World Leisure Academy, having been a general member of WLRA/WLO since 1983.

Register for the event

If you're interested in attending the 2017 Shaw-Mannell Lecture and Award Presentation, please email the Department's Special Event Coordinator Jenna Remedios with your name, contact information, and the number of guests who will be attending.