Dale Larsen

Office of the Dean/411 N. Central Ave. Suite 750
Phoenix
Director of Community Relations and Professor of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3520
Director of Community Relations and Professor of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3520

Biography

Four decades of parks and recreation professional management practice. Taught as Faculty Associate at ASU for 25 years and currently as full-time Professor of Practice. Local, State and National leader in public park and recreation professional associations. Noted author, leader and community engagment specialist.

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

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems
CRD 593 Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PRM 401 Managing Leisure Enterprises
CSM 401 Managing Leisure Enterprises
CRD 530 Community Services Management
CRD 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems
CRD 595 Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
CRD 593 Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
CSM 401 Managing Leisure Enterprises
PRM 401 Managing Leisure Enterprises
PRM 493 Honors Thesis
CRD 530 Community Services Management
CRD 580 Practicum
CRD 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems
CRD 595 Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
CRD 795 Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
CRD 235 Leadership and Ethics
NLM 235 Leadership and Ethics
PRM 493 Honors Thesis
CRD 530 Community Services Management
CRD 580 Practicum
CRD 599 Thesis
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
PRM 401 Mgmt - Parks & Rec Services
PRM 492 Honors Directed Study
PRM 493 Honors Thesis
CRD 530 Community Services Management
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
CRD 580 Practicum
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
PRM 492 Honors Directed Study
PRM 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 520 Public Management
CRD 530 Rec & Tourism Service Mgmt
CRD 580 Practicum

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)