Faculty and Staff

Douglas Kennedy

Doug Kennedy

Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Chair of the Recreation and
Leisure Studies Department


B.S., University of Delaware
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University
Ed.D., Temple University

Office Location: Batten 208
Phone: 757-757-455-3305
Email: dkennedy@vwu.edu
- Recreation
- RecX

Doug Kennedy received a B.S. from the University of Delaware, M.S.Ed. from Southern Illinois University, and an Ed.D. from Temple University. He has twice been the recipient of the College's Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished teaching Award. He has also received the Fellows Award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, as well as the Outstanding Alumnus award from Southern Illinois University. His professional service has included serving as President of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, Chair of the National Council on Accreditation, leadership of two educational delegations to Uzbekistan, and more than 100 presentations at conferences and symposia. His book, "Histrory of Recreation," was recently published and he is currently writing an analysis of Campus Recreation.
Kennedy, Doug, Singleton, J, and Genoe, R. "History of Recreation." In Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. Champaign: Human Kinetics Press, 2006.
Adventure Recreation
Group and Team Development
Recreation Management

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Mgmt of Rec/Leisure Svcs I;TA: Mgmt of Rec/Leisure Ser I;Mgmt of Rec/Leisure Svcs II;Jr Intrnship Rec & Leisure St;Sem in Rec & Leisure Studies;Sem in Rec & Leisure Studies;Sr Intrnshp Rec & Leisure Stu


Jr Intrnshp in Rec & Leisure;Sem in Rec & Leisure Studies


Mgmt of Rec/Leisure Svcs I;TA:Mgmt of Rec & Leisr Srvs I;TA:Ropes Crse & Group Fac Met;His


Travel's Impact on Cult & Env