John Dattilo

John Dattilo is professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development at the Pennsylvania State University.

He teaches courses and authors textbooks associated with leisure education, therapeutic recreation facilitation techniques, and inclusive leisure.

Throughout his career, initially as a clinician and then as a researcher, John works to understand behaviors and perceptions of diverse individuals so that he and his colleagues might develop ways of assisting them to negotiate constraints to their leisure and find enjoyment and meaning in their lives.

The content of this book is based on his work as an applied behavior analyst across a variety of agencies including the Southeastern Virginia Training Center and refined by knowledge and skills acquired at Universities of Illinois, Nebraska, Georgia and Penn State.