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Name: Thomas Sawyer
Indiana State University, Chair, Department of Physical Education
Indiana State University, Professor of Physical Education
Indiana State University, Member, Department of Physical Education
Indiana State University, Member, Department of Recreation an Sport Management
Indiana State University, Professor of Recreation and Sport Management
President, Indiana Center for Sport Education, Inc. (Not-For-Profit educational organization)
Dr. Thomas H. Sawyer has a long history of voluntary service to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Sport Management Council (SMC) of the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE).
Dr. Sawyer has been with AAPHERD since 1965 and served in nine different elected positions (1993-present); five different appointed positions (1987-2006); and he has been recognized with the AAALF and AAHPERD Honor Awards (2003, 2004) and inducted as a Fellow of the North American Society for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Professionals (2000).
Dr. Sawyer first accepted the responsibility for service as the Managing Editor/Contributing Author in a re-vitalized Facilities Textbook (9th edition) that has enjoyed two subsequent editions.
Dr. Sawyer has served actively, in the Society for Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity (now the Sport and Recreation Law Association) as Treasurer, Executive Director, Journal Editor and Reviewer (1994- Present); in American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness (now American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation) as an Executive Committee Member, Chair of the Publications Committee, President-Elect, President and currently the Board of Governors Representative (1965-Present); and in the Sport Management Council (1996-Present).
His many scholarly presentations and publications includes three other writing projects which are: Financing the Sport Enterprise (2004); Golf and the Law (2005); and Sport Governance and Policy Development (2007) these are further evidence of a person who has made positive contributions to the profession, the sport industry, and the community.