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Dale Larsen

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Director of Community Relations and Professor of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Professor of Practice
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Biography: 

Dale Larsen has four decades of parks and recreation professional management practice. He has taught as faculty associate at Arizona State University for 25 years and is currently a full-time professor of practice. He also serves as director of community relations for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Larsen is a well-recognized local, state and national leader in public park and recreation professional associations as well as a noted author, leader and community engagement specialist.

 

Education: 
  • M.S. Education and Administrative Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Bachelor's degree. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 
Research Interests: 

Federal land policy - youth development- community engagement- urban parks and recreation service delivery

Publications: 
  • Dale Larsen. Chapt. 13 External Community and Organizational Leadership. Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services (2014).
  • Ariel Rodriguez Dale Larsen Pavlina Latkova Sara J. Mertel. Development of Latino Youth: Implications for Park and Recreation Programs and Services. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (2012).
Research Activity: 
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 315Community Recreation Systems
CRD 435Service Learning/Community Dev
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 401Managing Leisure Enterprises
CSM 401Managing Leisure Enterprises
CRD 530Community Services Management
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 315Community Recreation Systems
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 315Community Recreation Systems
CRD 593Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 315Community Recreation Systems
CRD 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 593Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSM 401Managing Leisure Enterprises
PRM 401Managing Leisure Enterprises
PRM 493Honors Thesis
CRD 530Community Services Management
CRD 580Practicum
CRD 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PRM 315Community Recreation Systems
CRD 595Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRD 795Continuing Registration
Honors / Awards: 

Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Citation of Merit Award 2018

Service: 
  • Downtown Phoenix Campus Sustainability Committee, Committee Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Sustainability7 Solutions Festival - Sustival, Committee Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Hance Park Conservancy, Board Member (2013 - 2016)
  • NRPA Hall of Fame Committee, Vice Chairman (2011 - 2016)
  • Camp Colley Foundation, Vice President (2013 - 2015)
  • American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration, Committee Member (2010 - 2015)
  • Provide Federal Lands Report to Public Affairs, Authored Briefing Report to ASU Public Affairs Director (2014 - 2014)