Associate Professor with Eastern Michigan University
Jerry L. Ricciardo served in the U.S. military from 1965 to 1968 and was employed by the U.S.Forest Service as a Forest Technician and Forester. He served as coordinator of the Park & Recreation Management program at Eastern Michigan University where he teaches the history and philosophy of leisure and outdoor recreation; site planning, analysis, design, and rehabilitation; and the use of research design and statistics to manage park and recreation programs. Recent research topics have been leisure resourcefulness and life satisfaction, recreation specialization and life satisfaction. His hobbies include camping, backpacking, and canoeing.