About Us

Welcome to Sagamore Publishing LLC.

For over forty years, Sagamore Publishing has been providing educational and academic material in the form of books, ebooks, etexts and journals for educators, practitioners and students.

As we move forward in the twenty-first century, the field continues to evolve and expand into a multitude of individualized areas.

We are seemingly faced with new and advanced technology and challenges on a daily basis.

The one constant that remains the same is Sagamore's mission "to meet the educational needs of the profession."

We currently offer educational materials in the following fields of study: health education, physical education, leisure education, outdoor recreation and education, recreational therapy, park and recreation administration, hospitality and tourism management, sport management, and athletic training.

To view our wide selection of educational materials, visit our homepage and search for the titles you need.

Sagamore is also heavily involved in the evolving research of these fields.

Academic journal subscriptions from Sagamore include online and print editions, full archive access, and special institutional pricing.

For more information on our journals, visit http://www.sagamorejournals.com

Joseph J. Bannon, Sr., Ph.D.


Dr. Joseph J. Bannon, Sr. has over 50 years of experience in the parks, recreation, the leisure field, and in publishing.

A recognized leader in both fields, Dr. Bannon has received numerous awards for outstanding service.

He began his career in 1957 as the director of Parks and Recreation in Leonia, New Jersey and moved on to Topeka, Kansas as the director in 1962.

In 1966 he joined the staff at the University of Illinois, and in 1972, Bannon was appointed the head of the Department of Leisure Studies.

Dr. Bannon developed Management Strategy in 1977. The publication was dedicated to disseminating management information to parks and recreation professionals throughout the world.

Dr. Bannon has also written many articles and authored and co-authored more than 11 books.

Dr. Bannon retired from the University of Illinois in 1991 and now works full time acquiring and developing titles for Sagamore.


Peter L. Bannon, MBA


Peter Bannon joined Sagamore in 1988 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

He has a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of New Haven.

He has been active in the publishing industry for over 20 years, and was once named the Mid-America Publishing Association’s “Man of the Year.”

He has gained extensive experience in management, marketing, administration, and financial management.

Bannon was promoted to the position of president and oversees general operations of the company.


Susan M. Davis, BS

Director of Production and Development

Susan Davis has been with the Bannon-owned companies Sports Publishing and Sagamore as head of the production department for 30 years.

She has a BS in English and Communications from Illinois State University and worked as a teacher for several years before joining Sagamore in 1987.

During her tenure at Sports Publishing and Sagamore Davis has edited, designed, and overseen the production of hundreds of books, journals, and newsletters, as well as authored several trade books.

She is responsible for all editorial and design functions and also secures and supervises all freelance editors and any additional personnel utilized by Sagamore in the production process.

Davis has attended numerous workshops, classes, conferences, and trade shows to keep abreast of the latest trends in management and book production, and has given presentations to the Mid-America Publishers Association regarding efficient book production.