ECU notable in Academy of Leisure Sciences
Dr. Ed Gomez, professor in the Department of Recreation Sciences, was recently selected as a The Academy of Leisure Sciences Fellow. New TALS Fellows are nominated by a formal letter from a current Fellow, and when formally selected, honored as outstanding performers and recognized leaders in the leisure profession with a minimum of 10 years of experience.
Also, Dr. Clif Watts, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation Sciences, was selected for a 2024 Innovation in Teaching Award from The Academy of Leisure Sciences. Gomez noted the foundation of Watts’ award came from his efforts with e-books, class materials and class efficiencies and innovations in RCSC 2601 – Leisure in Society.
The Academy of Leisure Sciences 2024 Research and Teaching Conference is scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in New Orleans.