2021 Best Paper Award (Dissertation)
The Academy (AAPRA) is an organization of distinguished practitioners and scholars committed to the advancement of the park and recreation field and has three primary purposes:
- To advance knowledge related to the administration of public parks and recreation.
- To encourage scholarly efforts both by practitioners and educators to enhance the practice of public parks and recreation administration, and to promote broader public understanding of the importance of public parks and recreation to the public good.
- To conduct research, publish scholarly papers, and/or sponsor seminars related to the advancement of public parks and recreation administration.
In light of the Academy’s focus, AAPRA hosts an annual competition that alternates annually between best master’s thesis (odd years) and best doctoral dissertation (even years).