Krause, Richard G. Founder. Ed.D., Columbia, 1951. Professor Emeritus, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Temple.
Primarily known as an educator, Dr. Krause taught at the University of Utah and SUNY-Cortland, and headed recreation and leisure-service curricula at Teachers College, Columbia, Lehman College of the City University of New York, and Temple.
He wrote over 35 textbooks and monographs, including several widely used texts in recreation fundamentals, program planning and leadership, and therapeutic recreation.
Dr. Krause served as a consultant to many agencies, including the Job Corps, the Office of Economic Opportunity, the YWCA, and numerous colleges and public agencies.
He carried out planning studies for the cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and conducted national studies on urban recreation and parks.
Dr. Krause received SPRE's Distinguished Fellow Award, Nash Scholar Lecture Award by AALR, and was given the National Literary Award by NRPA.
After his retirement from Temple University, he continued to teach there as an adjunct faculty member and to write professionally.