Lee J. deLisle

Dr. Lee J. deLisle is a professor in the Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven CT. He teaches courses in event management, entertainment management, and contemporary issues in leisure studies. He also serves as the Chair of the Graduate Council for the University.

He previously taught and served as department chair in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Western Michigan University.

Lee worked for ten years as the Director of Parks and Recreation in Groton, CT.

Dr. deLisle authored the text, Creating Special Events, for Sagamore Publishing in 2009 with a second edition in 2014, and co-authored the text, The Story of Leisure, in 1998 with Dr. Jay Shivers.

He has contributed research articles to the World Leisure Journal, Revista de Ciencas de la Activitad Fisica y del Deporte, the Annals of Leisure ResearchJournal of Park and Recreation AdministrationSCHOLE, and in publications for the National and Recreation and Parks Association and the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association.

He served as Chair of the NRPA Education Network, 2014 – 15, and previously on the SCHOLE Board of Directors. He is a contributing member of the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association and a consultant for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He also served on the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association Board of Directors.

Lee and his wife, flautist Rhonda Larson, divide their time between their homes in Killingworth, CT and Roccantica, Italy.