Dr. Karla Henderson, a professor of parks, recreation and tourism management, received major awards from two professional associations.
The National Recreation and Park Association presented Henderson with a 2010 National Literary Award, given to a writer or publisher who has made a significant contribution to understanding of tenets, trends or research in the field. She will be honored Oct. 27 at a congress and exposition in Minneapolis.
Henderson was named a senior fellow and founding member of the World Leisure Academy, an association for researchers, educators and practioners. She was inducted Aug. 20 in ChunCheon, Korea. Henderson accepted the academy’s George Torkildsen Literary Award earlier this month.
Henderson, who publishes regularly in a variety of journals, has authored or co-authored several books, led professional organizations and received awards for both teaching and research. She teaches primarily graduate courses in recreation and leisure theory and qualitative research methods.