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Douglas Kennedy

Doug Kennedy

Professor of Sport and Recreation Professions
Chair of Sport and
Recreation Professions


Degrees Held

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

Office Location: 208 Batten Student Center
Phone: 757-455-3305
Email: dkennedy@vwu.edu
Department/s:
- Recreational Therapy/Sport and Recreation Management
- Recreation and Wellness

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.