Ruth V. Russell

  • Indiana University, Re.D, 1984
  • Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Master of Science, 1973
  • West Virginia University, B.S., Bachelor of Science, 1970
Associate Dean of the Faculties, Indiana University, 1996-2001

Dean, University Division, Indiana University, 1998-1999

Trustee, National Recreation and Park Association, 1993-1996

Community Center Program Director, San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, 1971-1974

Member, Academy of Leisure Sciences, 1998 to present


Research focuses on the impact of tourism in developing countries, tourist motivation, the humanities of leisure, and social psychology of leisure.

Selected Publications
(2005). Pastimes: The context of contemporary leisure (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing. (2004). Leadership in recreation (3rd ed.). St. Louis: McGraw-Hill. (In press). Leisure programming: A guide to effective services. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. (In press). Gourmet on the go: Galley cuisine. Bloomington, IN: Author House. (2003). Tourists and refugees: Coinciding socio-cultural impacts. Annals of Tourism Research, 30(4), 833-846.