James A. Peterson

James A. Peterson is professor emeritus from the Department of Recreation and Park Administration at Indiana University. He is past president of the National Recreation and Park Association and has held numerous national and state positions in recreation professional organizations.

He taught park and recreation management at Indiana University and worked, on a joint appointment, as a cooperative extension specialist in parks and recreation and Purdue University for over 20 years.

He has worked as a professional park and recreation superintendent in Evansville, Indiana, and Emporia, Kansas, and as a senior recreation supervisor in Kansas City, Missouri.