John Dattilo

John Dattilo is a professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development at the Pennsylvania State University.

He teaches courses and authors textbooks associated with leisure education, therapeutic recreation facilitation techniques, and inclusive leisure.

Throughout his career, initially as a clinician and then as a researcher, Dattilo has worked to understand behaviors and perceptions of diverse individuals so that he and his colleagues might develop ways of assisting them to negotiate constraints to their leisure and find enjoyment and meaning in their lives.