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Dr. Ira G. Shapiro

Professor & Chairperson
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 313
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.6295
E-mail: many@temple.edu

Academic Degrees:

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Primary Research Focus:

  • Professional preparation
  • Philosophy and ethics
  • Technology in leisure

Biography

Dr. Ira G. Shapiro

Professor& Chairperson
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 313
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.6295
E-mail: many@temple.edu

Dr. Ira G. Shapiro has been a professor and academic administrator at Temple University since 1970. He is nationally recognized for his contributions to professional preparation in sport and recreation management. He has served on the Council on Accreditation, sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Association of Leisure and Recreation, and he has served on the National Code of Ethics Committee for the National Recreation and Park Association. He recieved the Fred

Coombs Award, the highest award given by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, for his outstanding service to the recreation and park profession. He also received the President’s Citation from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, and the Service Award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society for his eight straight years of service on the Board of Directors. He also received the Merit Award in Recreation Education from the Eastern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

 

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Ira G. Shapiro

Professor& Chairperson
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Speakman Hall 313
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.6295
E-mail: many@temple.edu

EXPERIENCE

1998 - Present, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Chairperson and Graduate Coordinator: Administers the graduate programs in the STHM and serves as Chairperson in the STHM.

1993 - 1998, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Chairperson: Administered the Department of Sport Management and Leisure Studies.

1970 - Present, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Professor: Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport, recreation, and leisure studies.

1991 - 1993, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Coordinator: Coordinated the Sport and Recreation Administration degree program at the graduate.

1988 - 1991, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Faculty Fellow: Served as Assistant to the Provost.

1983 - 1988, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Associate Dean: Coordinated recruitment, retention, admissions, enrollment systems, academic records; directed college summer school; supervised research lab, branch campuses, continuing education, and extension programs.

1974 - 1983, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Assistant Dean: Coordinated graduate and undergraduate academic programs.

1974, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Acting Chairman: Administered departmental programs.

1971 - 1974, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Assistant Chairman: Coordinated graduate and undergraduate academic programs.

1968 - 1970, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Instructor: Taught Introduction to Education in American Society.

1969, Dade County Park and Recreation, Miami, FL Recreation Specialist: Administered a variety of special recreation programs throughout the county.

1967 - 1969, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Assistant Director: Administered Men's Intramural Program.

1967, Child Psychiatry Day Center, Durham, NC Recreation Leader: Administered recreation program for emotionally disturbed children.

1967, Wright School for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Durham, NC Recreation Leader: Administered recreation program.

1966 - 1968, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Instructor: Taught physical education activity classes.

1965 - 1966, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Graduate Assistant: Taught physical education activity classes.

HONORS

President's Citation, Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (1997)

Fred M. Coombs Honor Award (highest award given by the Society), Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (1995)

Certificate of Appreciation by the Council on Accreditation (1984)

Honor Award, Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, District III (1984)

Recipient of the Merit Award in Recreation Education presented by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Eastern District(March, 1979) Named in Outstanding Young Men of America published by the United States Jaycees (1979)

Certificate of Appreciation in Support of Recreation Programs for Special Populations, Carousel House, Philadelphia Department of Recreation (December, 1976)

Certificate of Appreciation in Support of Recreation Programs, District 10, Philadelphia Department of Recreation (January, 1972)

Awarded a Vocational Rehabilitation Administration Traineeship in the Recreation Curriculum, University of North Carolina (1966)

Awarded a Graduate Assistantship in the Department of Health and Physical Education, University of North Carolina (1965)

PUBLICATIONS

"Professional Preparation in Recreation and Parks." Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Winter, 1998.

Shapiro, Ira and Kinney, Terry. "Temple University: Sport and Recreation Management." Pennsyvania Recreation and Park Society, Winter, 1998.

"Tourism and Hospitality Management." Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Fall, 1997.

"Where Should Recreation and Leisure Studies Programs Be Housed in Higher Education?" Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Summer, 1997.

"Training PAL Officers." Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Winter, 1997.

Shapiro, Ira and Brown, Charles. "The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Winter, 1996.

"Temple's Sport Management and Leisure Studies Program Represented on Governor's Task Force on Sports and Exposition Facilities," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Winter, 1996.

"Campus News." Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation, Summer, 1996.

"Professional Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Fall, 1995.

"Privatization in Urban Recreation and Parks," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Fall, 1993.

"The Outstanding Teacher," SPRE Newsletter, National Recreation and Park Association, February, 1993.

"Temple University Establishes New Programs in Sport and Recreation Administration and Sport and Recreation Management," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Fall, 1991.

"Technology and Recreation," Journal of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association, September, 1991.

"The Influence of Technology on Leisure Opportunities," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Summer, 1991.

Shapiro, Ira and Andy, Delores. "An Old Idea Takes on New Life: Philadelphia Department of Recreation Revitalizes Coordination Board," Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation, Summer, 1989.

"Professional Preparation and the Orientation to Regulate Ethical Codes," SRPE Newsletter, National Recreation and Park Association, July, 1987.

"The Existence of Ethical Codes and Ethical Code Committees in State Recreation and Park Societies," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Summer, 1987.

"Recreation and Leisure Studies Department at Temple University Adopts a Comprehensive Plan To Evaluate Its Courses and Professors," SPRE Newsletter, National Recreation and Park Association, April, 1986.

Kraus, Richard and Allen, Larry. "Taking Stock in the Cities," Parks and Recreation, July, 1985.

"An Analysis of Professionalism in Therapeutic Recreation," Therapeutic Recreation Management School Manual, University of Maryland, 1984.

"To District or Not To District," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Winter, 1984.

"News from the Temple University Campus," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Spring, 1983.

"Accreditation in Therapeutic Recreation," Proceedings of the Post Doctoral/Faculty Development Institute, Oglebay Park, 1983.

Handbook for Visitation Team Members, Council on Accreditation, National Recreation and Park Association, May, 1983.

Shapiro, Ira and Bowers, Thatcher. "Smith Memorial Playgrounds and Playhouses: Eighty-Four Years of Service to Children," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Fall, 1982.

"A Distinctly Urban University Still a Good Idea for Temple," HPERD Focus, College of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Temple University, Summer, 1982.

"Professionalization Gaining Momentum, Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Summer, 1982.

"Recreation Issues in Higher Education as Appropriate Subject Matter," SPRE Newsletter, National Recreation and Park Association, Arlington, February, 1981.

"The Democratic Dilemma and Recreation: Respect for the Individual and Provision for the Common Good," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Winter, 1981.

Shapiro, Ira and Bunnell, Robert, "Temple University Establishes a Graduate Campus Recreation Option," News of SPRE, National Recreation and Park Association, October, 1981.

"A Rationale for Leisure Education as Revealed in Educational Literature," Leisure Today: Selected Readings, Volume II, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, August, 1980.

"The Vocabulary of Higher Education," News of SPRE, National Recreation and Park Association, December, 1980.

"Leadership: The Key to Successful Programs in HPER," Zarkor, JWB, October, 1979.

"Faculty Collective Bargaining," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, Summer, 1979.

"Didactics," HPERD Focus, College of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Temple University, April, 1979.

"Reactions to Profits and Problems of Competency Based Curricula," Proceedings of the National Symposium on Competency Based Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, DC, 1978.

"The Path to Accreditation," Parks and Recreation, January, 1977.

"Philosophical Foundations for Program Development," HPER Bulletin, JWB, May, 1977.

"From the Assistant Dean's Desk," HPERD Focus, College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Temple University, May, 1977.

"Faculty Collective Bargaining in Four-Year Colleges and Universities Which Offer Therapeutic Recreation Curriculums," Therapeutic Recreation Journal, National Recreation and Park Association, Vol. 10, Third Quarter, 1976.

Shapiro, Ira and Hartsoe, Charles E. "An Overview of Collective Bargaining, Parks and Recreation, September, 1976.

Luckey, Robert E. and Mitchell, Charles. The Fullest Life, Recreation Program Handbook. Arlington: National Association for Retarded Citizens, 1976.

"Formal and Informal Ethical Codes for the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's," North Carolina Recreation and Park Review, November-December, 1975.

"Travel Service Organizes Tours for Handicapped," Parks and Recreation, March, 1975.

Shapiro, Ira and Miller, Howard. "Leadership Development Programs for the Mentally and Physically Handicapped Citizen," Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, February, 1975.

Shapiro, Ira and Luckey, Robert. "Recreation: An Essential Aspect of Habilitative Programming," Mental Retardation, October, 1974.

Robert E. Luckey and Charles Mitchell. Recreation Handbook for State and Local ARC Unit Recreation Committees. Arlington: National Association for Retarded Citizens, 1973.

"NARC Adopts Resolution," Communiqué, National Recreation and Park Association, February, 1973. "Sound Letter," Parks and Recreation, June, 1973.

"A Rationale for the Use of Limits in Recreation Programming for Emotionally Disturbed Children," Therapeutic Recreation Journal, National Recreation and Park Association, Fourth Quarter, 1972.

"Recreation for the Mentally Retarded: Two Positive Steps," Pennsylvania Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, September, 1972.

"Nation's First Urban Recreation Curriculum," Communiqué, National Recreation and Park Association, July, 1971.

Shapiro, Ira and Hyatt, Ronald W. "Dr. Oliver Cornwell Retires," Coach and Athlete, March, 1967.

"A History of the Professionalization of Recreation Administration from 1930 to 1970," Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970.

"Techniques Used in Working with an Emotionally Withdrawn Child," Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1968.

"Oliver Kelly Cornwell: Life, Professional Career, and Major Contributions to Physical Education and Athletics," Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1966

 


The School of Tourism is affiliated with:
The Fox School of Business

School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
1810 N. 13th Street, Speakman Hall 111 (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215.204.8701 | Fax: 215.204.8705
Email: sthm@temple.edu

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