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Dr. Lisa J. Jorgensen-Easterla
Associate Professor
Recreation Therapy Advisor
Faculty Student Mentor Program Coordinator, College of Health & Human Services

Office: Solano Hall 4032

Mailing Address:
California State University, Sacramento
Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
6000 J Street
Solano Hall 4000
Sacramento, CA 95819-6110

Professional Degrees

  • B.S., Recreation Administration, California State University, Chico; 1996 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • M.A., Recreation Administration, California State University, Chico; 1998 (Distinction)
  • Ph.D., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah; 2008
  • Dissertation Title: The Effect of Environmental and Social Cues on Fear of Crime in Community Park Settings


  • RPTA  21 - Freshman Seminar
  • RPTA  30 - Recreation & Leisure in Contemporary Society
  • RPTA  32 - Recreation Activity Leadership
  • RPTA 100 - Recreation & Leisure Lifestyle
  • RPTA 106 - Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation
  • RPTA 110 - Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • RPTA 122 - Perspectives on Leisure
  • RPTA 166 - Administration in Recreation, Parks & Tourism
  • RPTA 195E - Internship: Recreation and Park Management
  • RPTA 202 - Policies, Issues, and Problems in Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Areas of Expertise and Academic Interest

  • Research background and interest in fear of crime in parks as it pertains to environmental design in parks and sociable spaces, creating healthy and safe parks, and women's constraints to leisure; professional development interests in evaluation techniques for the recreation profession