B. Dana Kivel

B. Dana Kivel  is a professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration at Sacramento State University (CSUS) and Director of the Community Engagement Center at CSUS.

Prior to this, Dana taught tennis in a summer parks program, wrote for a daily paper in Texas and a national feminist newspaper in Washington, D.C., worked on a Quaker farm/summer camp in Vermont, and cofounded and directed the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC).

Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2016, LYRIC is a nonprofit, social/recreational program in San Francisco for young people who self-identify as lesbian/gay/bisexual and transgender.

Dana taught at the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of North Carolina and in 2001, received a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to live and work abroad in Leeds, England.