Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

DANIEL L. DUSTIN, PhD portrait
  • Professor, Health-Kinesiology-Recreation



  • PhD, Education with an emphasis in recreation and park administration, University of Minnesota
  • MS, Resource Planning and Conversation, University of Michigan
  • BA, Geography, University of Michigan

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Commendation for financially underwriting the Future Scholars program from 1998 to 2009 . Academy of Leisure Sciences, 10/2009
  • Elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. 10/2006
  • Victor Hurst Convocation Address. Clemson University, 08/22/2006
  • George Butler Lecture, inaugural keynote address delivered at the Leisure Research Symposium as part of the National Recreation and Park Association Congress in Reno, Nevada. 10/12/2004
  • Distinguished Colleague Award. Society of Park and Recreation Educators, 10/2001
  • Special citation from the Academy of Leisure Sciences, "A Pivotal Leader with Vision and Commitment," for work done as past president . 10/2000
  • Frost Professorship, College of Education,(including a one year stipend of $10,000 to honor and further the recipient's scholarship). Florida International University, 08/2000
  • President. Academy of Leisure Sciences, 09/1997
  • J. B. Nash Scholar. Ameican Association for Leisure and Recreation, 04/1997
  • Wilderness Philosopher in Residence. Oklahoma State University, 03/1995
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership for "outstanding contributions as an author and educator in the field of parks, recreation, and conservation" . Park Rangers Association of California, 03/09/1994
  • Reynold E. Carlson Award for distinction in camping and outdoor environmental education. Indiana University, 01/1994
  • Harlan "Gold" Metcalf Lecture. SUNY Cortland, 11/1993
  • National Literary Award. National Recreation and Park Association, 10/1993
  • Elected to the Academy of Leisure Sciences, an international honorary society, for contributions to the literature of recreation, park, and leisure studies. 05/1990
  • President. Society of Park and Recreation Educators, 10/1989
  • California Park and Recreation Society's District XII Recognition Award for Literary Contributions to the Park and Recreation Profession. California Park and Recreation Society, 03/1989
  • Distinguished Professor of San Diego State University, 1988 (one of eight professors university-wide chosen by a faculty review committee and the San Diego State University Alumni and Associates. 05/1988


Daniel L. Dustin is a Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation in the College of Health. He holds a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in resource planning and conservation from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in recreation and park administration from the University of Minnesota. Among his recent books as an author and editor are This Land Is Your Land: Toward a Better Understanding of Nature's Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families; Stewards of Access-Custodians of Choice: a Philosophical Foundation for Parks, Recreation, and Tourism: 4th Edition; Just Leisure: Things That We Believe In; Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Working for Social and Environmental Justice through Parks, Recreation, and Leisure; Service Living: Building Community through Public Parks and Recreation; The Wilderness Within: Reflections on Leisure and Life: 4th Edition; Making a Difference in Academic Life: a Handbook for Park, Recreation, and Tourism Educators and Graduate Students; and Nature and the Human Spirit: Toward an Expanded Land Management Ethic.


  • University of Utah (U of Utah), Professor and Chair, 07/01/2006 - 06/30/2013


  • English, fluent.