Francis A. McGuire is a professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University. He was also the Clemson University Centennial Professor for 1994 through 1996 as well as a fellow in the Strom Thurmond Institute.
He earned a bachelor's degree at Cornell University, a master of science degree in park and recreation administration at Penn State and a doctorate in leisure studies from the University of Illinois.
He has had manuscripts appear in a variety of publications including The Gerontologist, The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Journal of Leisure Research, Leisure Sciences, Activity, Adaptation and Aging, and The Therapeutic Recreation Journal.
He has presented papers and workshops at over 50 national, regional, state and local conferences on topics ranging from intergenerational programs, patterns of outdoor recreation participation by older individuals, the role of humor in long-term care facilities, and constraints to leisure involvement in retirement.