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Lawrence R Allen

Professor


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Phone: 864-656-2266
Email: LALLN@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Parks and Recreation Administration
University of Maryland 1979

MS Parks and Recreation Administration
University of Maryland 1974

BS Health & Physical Education
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 1970

 Profile

Lawrence R. Allen, PhD Professor & Dean Emeritus Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Clemson University Dr. Lawrence R. Allen was Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Development at Clemson University, from August 2001, to July, 2014, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Development since 1989. He recently returned from serving as a visiting professor at Maasai Mara University, Kenya for five months. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in recreation and park administration with a specialty area in counseling. He is a Fellow with Academy of Leisure Sciences, and in 1995, served as the President of the Academy. In 1996, he was elected to the American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration. Dr. Allen’s primary interest focuses on the impact of recreation and park experiences on individual and community well-being. Further, he has been instrumental in the development of a Master’s degree in Youth Development Leadership at Clemson University. His interest in the relationship between park, recreation, and tourism services and community well-being has provided valuable information to practitioners and academics regarding effective methods of leisure service delivery.

 Research Publications

Allen, L.R.; Garst, B.A.; Bowers, E.P. & Onyiko, K.K. (2016). Building a youth development system in Kenya: Comparing Kenyan perceptions of local and national youth issues. Journal of Youth Development. (Under review)

Hensley, S. & Allen, L. R. (2016). The hard skills of parks and recreation leadership. Parks and Recreation, 51 (5).

Allen, L. R. (2015). The twenty first (21st) century university from a United States of America(US) perspective, Mara Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Under review)

Hawkins, B.L.; Cory, L.A.; McGuire, F.A. & Allen, L.R. (2011). Therapeutic recreation in education: Considerations for therapeutic recreation practitioners, school systems, and policy makers Disability Policy Studies.

Allen, L. R. (2011). Series Editor, Effective Strategies for School Improvement, Individualized Instruction, Clemson, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center.

Allen, L.R. & Barcelona, R. J. (2011). Guest Editors, Recreation as a developmental experience. New Directions for Youth Development. No. 130, Summer.

Fleming, D.S.; Allen, L.R. & Barcelona R.J. (2011). Back to the future: The potential relationship between leisure and education. New Direction for Youth Development. No. 130, Summer, p. 43-58.

Allen, L. R. (2010). Series Editor, Effective Strategies for School Improvement, Safe Learning Environments, Clemson, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center.

Allen, L. R. (2010). Series Editor, Effective Strategies for School Improvement, School Community Collaboration, Clemson, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center.

Zimmermann, J. & Allen, L. (2009). Public recreation administration: an examination of the
perceived roles of local recreation administrators. Administration and Society. vol.41 (4) 470-502.

Allen, L.R. & Tucker, T. (2008). Research update: striving for results. Parks and Recreation. 43
(2), p. 32-39.