Dr. Karla A. Henderson is Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. She has been on the faculty at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Texas Woman's University. She has given numerous presentations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She publishes regularly in a variety of journals in the field and has authored or co-authored several books including /Both Gains and Gaps/ (with Bialeschki, Shaw, and Freysinger), /Dimensions of Choice/, and /Evaluation of Leisure Service/s (with Bialeschki). Her professional service has included president of SPRE, president of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, Board of Directors of American Camp Association and National Recreation and Park Association, co-editor of Leisure Sciences, and member of other editorial boards. She has been the recipient of the JB Nash Scholar Award, the Julian Smith Award, the NCRPA Fellow Award (highest award given), the ACA Honor Award, and the NRPA Roosevelt Excellence in Research Award.