From Parks to Publishing: Joe Bannon's Recreation Experiences Range from Hardball to Hardcover
Name: Joseph Bannon, Ph.D. Title: Publisher and Founder of Sagamore Publishing Member Since: 1978
The three phases of Joe Bannon's career in parks and recreation incorporates agency administration, academics and publishing. Returning to the United States from an overseas tour of duty in the Army, Joe graduated from the physical education program at Ithaca College in New York. Following fieldwork at a high school physical education teacher and basketball coach, he went on to graduate school at the University of Illinois in the Recreation and Municipal Park Administration Program. After eight years in the field, he returned to the university to head their Field Services Program. Bannon spent 34 years there, as a professor and department head, assisting or establishing more than 100 Illinois community park districts. Bannon began Management Learning Laboratories, a consulting business that yielded his first book, Best of Management Strategy. The publishing endeavor grew into Sagamore Publishing, the first publishing house dedicated solely to park and recreation management texts and the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.
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Publication information: Article title: From Parks to Publishing: Joe Bannon's Recreation Experiences Range from Hardball to Hardcover. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Parks & Recreation. Volume: 42. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 2007. Page number: 65. © 2009 National Recreation and Park Association. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.