Johnson named Academy of Leisure Sciences Fellow
College of Education professor Corey W. Johnson has been named a 2014 Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences. It is the highest honor in the field.
Johnson, a professor and chair of the qualitative research program in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, is one of only three Fellows inducted this year and is the youngest member to date. The honor validates a candidate's research skills, creative methodology and productivity as a scholar.
Colleagues describe Johnson's work as innovative,creative, practical and rigorous while creating spaces for people often overlooked or excluded.
His contributions to scholarship and practice include (1 theoretical and content focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues in leisure and recreation; (2) qualitative methodological approaches; (3) addressing methodological, research, philosophical and pedagogical questions within leisure and recreation;(4) writing to audiences within and outside of the leisure and recreation profession and discipline; and (5) providing information and workshops to scholars, practitioners, higher education administrators, recreation professionals and politicians.
Johnson teaches courses on social justice, gender and sexuality, qualitative data collection, ethnography and philosophy of science.
He was inducted as a Fellow at the National Recreation and Park Association's National Congress on Oct. 15 in Charlotte, North Carolina.