Gordon J. Walker

Gordon J. Walker is a Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Regina; his Master’s degree from Arizona State University; and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Gordon’s research program focuses on how culture and ethnicity affect leisure behavior (e.g., motivations for, constraints to, experiences during, and outcomes of, leisure).

In 2009, he was elected to the Academy of Leisure Sciences; in 2011, he co-authored the second edition of A Social Psychology of Leisure with Doug Kleiber and Roger Mannell; and in 2014, he co-edited Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure with Monika Stodolska, Kim Shinew, and Myron Floyd.

Gordon’s leisure activities include canoeing, reading books (mostly histories and mysteries), listening to music (from Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen to Bruno Mars), and traveling with his wife, Janet (including trips to Mongolia, Mozambique, and Moose Jaw).

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